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I can do it! I think I can do it...*dies* :dead: revamp 

Sculptober has been brutal! BUT I did a tiny bit better this week and the latest night was only til 3am...wait no the sea dragon was til 5... but still! Better-ish? I kind of love and hate this challenge. It's really pushed me creatively, in both sculpting and drawing, but jeez I can't keep this kind of schedule up much longer. And the really crazy part is that there is absolutely nothing MAKING me do it. There are no prizes, no glory, just a grueling soul-crushing sculpting schedule. I told my partners in crime :iconcrystalcookart: and :iconlittlefatdragons: that I would do every challenge or die trying, and they totally rallied. They have been pushing hard to get these done every single day too! I think some people that initially took up the challenge have kind of burnt out, as we've seen fewer submissions on the FB page. I don't blame you guys though! It's hard! :slump: 

Needless to say I am very much looking forward to a little break over the weekend. We'd definitely die if we didn't at least take the weekends off from sculptober! Gotta recharge! 

So, I spent my evening finally updating the freakin pricing guide. It was really outdated with old work examples that aren't really relevant anymore. So now there is a shiny new one! Hurray! Pricing Guide 2014

Also, the little cocoa dragon is now up on ebay for those interested. I will probably be putting the sea dragon up there soon as well. I may put one or two other Sculptober dudes up there this week, but the vast majority will be going in the next etsy sale, which I was gonna maybe have this weekend but I dunno. My brain is fried...will keep you guys posted :XD:

EBAY: www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Cocoa-Dra…
Sculptober: Chocolate by DragonsAndBeasties

Alright time for bed. Been a long day. That pricing guide took forever and now I'm exhausted! -_-


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SORRY, I NO LONGER TAKE COMMISSIONS.


Pricing guide: Pricing Guide 2014

ETSY SHOP: www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBe…

Zazzle store: www.zazzle.com/dragonsandbeast…

FAQ: dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.…

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dragons… (The best place to get updates on sales)

  • Mood: Sorrow
  • Watching: The Blacklist
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
I can do it! I think I can do it...*dies* :dead: revamp 

Sculptober has been brutal! BUT I did a tiny bit better this week and the latest night was only til 3am...wait no the sea dragon was til 5... but still! Better-ish? I kind of love and hate this challenge. It's really pushed me creatively, in both sculpting and drawing, but jeez I can't keep this kind of schedule up much longer. And the really crazy part is that there is absolutely nothing MAKING me do it. There are no prizes, no glory, just a grueling soul-crushing sculpting schedule. I told my partners in crime :crystalcookart: and :littlefatdragons: that I would do every challenge or die trying, and they totally rallied. They have been pushing hard to get these done every single day too! I think some people that initially took up the challenge have kind of burnt out, as we've seen fewer submissions on the FB page. I don't blame you guys though! It's hard! :slump: 

Needless to say I am very much looking forward to a little break over the weekend. We'd definitely die if we didn't at least take the weekends off from sculptober! Gotta recharge! 

So, I spent my evening finally updating the freakin pricing guide. It was really outdated with old work examples that aren't really relevant anymore. So now there is a shiny new one! Hurray! 

Also, the little cocoa dragon is now up on ebay for those interested. I will probably be putting the sea dragon up there soon as well. I may put one or two other Sculptober dudes up there this week, but the vast majority will be going in the next etsy sale, which I was gonna maybe have this weekend but I dunno. My brain is fried...will keep you guys posted :XD:

EBAY: www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Cocoa-Dra…
Sculptober: Chocolate by DragonsAndBeasties

Alright time for bed. Been a long day. That pricing guide took forever and now I'm exhausted! -_-


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SORRY, I NO LONGER TAKE COMMISSIONS.


Pricing guide:  Pricing Guide 2014While I no longer take commissions, and never plan to again, I often get asked what to expect for my pieces when they go up for sale in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBeasties?ref=hdr_shop_menu. Prices are based on amount of time spent as well as supply and demand. Each of sculptures are completely hand sculpted without the use of any molds, and tediously crafted to be as smooth and perfectly symmetrical as possible. I have spent several years perfecting my craft, and I feel that shows in each little critter I make. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my sculptures, so you can be guaranteed only the best craftsmanship and highest quality.
I try to offer a wide range of items in each sale, to give everyone an equal chance no matter their current financial situation.
Scrap Dragons: $35-40 
Simple and sweet, these are my most budget friendly option, and I try to make a batch every month or two. 
Sometimes I make them with babie

ETSY SHOP: www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBe…

Zazzle store: www.zazzle.com/dragonsandbeast…

FAQ: dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.…

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dragons… (The best place to get updates on sales)

  • Mood: Sorrow
  • Watching: The Blacklist
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
While I no longer take commissions, and never plan to again, I often get asked what to expect for my pieces when they go up for sale in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBe…. Prices are based on amount of time spent as well as supply and demand. Each of sculptures are completely hand sculpted without the use of any molds, and tediously crafted to be as smooth and perfectly symmetrical as possible. I have spent several years perfecting my craft, and I feel that shows in each little critter I make. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my sculptures, so you can be guaranteed only the best craftsmanship and highest quality.

I try to offer a wide range of items in each sale, to give everyone an equal chance no matter their current financial situation.



Scrap Dragons: $35-40 

Simple and sweet, these are my most budget friendly option, and I try to make a batch every month or two. 
Sometimes I make them with babies, and that can nearly double the price, as I have to make a tinier, but just
as detailed baby. You basically pay for two scrap dragons that way. 
I also occasionally make micro dice dragons, but they are the same amount of work only smaller
(which can actually be more difficult)
*Scrap Dragons are called as such because after my bigger projects I have lots of small scraps of clay left. 
If they aren't big enough for another regular dragon, I use them to make these smaller guys!*

Scrap Dragons June 8th by DragonsAndBeastiesMicro Dice Dragons by DragonsAndBeasties  Mama Scrap Dragons by DragonsAndBeasties


Small Dragons: $50-70

Similar in size and design to the scrap dragons, but with more details. Wings, painted eyes, spikes or simple manes, and sometimes plating.
Some props may add a bit to price. 
Sculptober: Baby by DragonsAndBeastiesPerched Baby Dice Dragon by DragonsAndBeastiesBaby Orientals 1 by DragonsAndBeastiesBlue dragon with mouse pal by DragonsAndBeastiesBlue by DragonsAndBeastiesSculptober Day1: Happy by DragonsAndBeasties


Medium Dragons : $70- $120

Usually a step up in size with more detail, sometimes paint jobs, and more unique poses and props. 
Sleepy Blue Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Pink Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Black dragon with tiny mouse friend by DragonsAndBeasties Tangled Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties  
Sculptober: Curly by DragonsAndBeasties  Sculptober: Cozy by DragonsAndBeasties  Baby Butterfly Dragons by DragonsAndBeasties  Tiger-Striped Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties


Dice Dragons: $70- $140

These generally follow the same guidelines as the rest, but they have dice! They are almost always removable, unless the die is
being used for structural support. These are some of my most sought after dragons, as D&B is the original Dice Dragon creator
 Mini Dice Dragons by DragonsAndBeasties  Dice Dragons by DragonsAndBeasties Purple Striped Dice Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties
Baby Dice Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Dragon on D20 by DragonsAndBeasties  Sculptober: Geek by DragonsAndBeastiesPastel Rainbow Dice Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties


Deluxe: $150- $250+

Anything considered "deluxe" has taken at least 10 hours of work, though it is often much more than that. The magma dragon took over 40! I often lose track
of exact hours after the 10 hour mark. These are the sculpts I fuss over and make sure every little detail is exact. These are the ones that keep me
up well into the wee hours of the night, because they have to be perfect!
PLEASE NOTE: These are the sculpts that often go up for auction on Ebay, though a few make their way into my etsy sales. They can be quite pricey,
but I price them much less than what they'd go for on ebay, so if you can snag one you've gotten quite a bargain! 

 Leaf and Flower Dragon Couple by DragonsAndBeasties  Sculptober : Aquatic by DragonsAndBeasties  Purple Rainbow Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties  Dragarin and Scampi by DragonsAndBeasties
Angel Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Firey Mohawk Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Magma Brothers - Auction by DragonsAndBeasties Oriental Rainbow Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties
 

Pairs /Couples / Wedding Toppers: $150 - $250+

Another of my most requested items is the dragon cake topper. I rarely make these, but a few will show up on Ebay from time to time. Other couples or pairs basically follow the guide above, times 2 (price per dragon) plus a bit extra if it is a tricky pose. Making two creatures interact successfully does take extra time. 
Fire and Water at Play by DragonsAndBeasties  Sculptober: Flower by DragonsAndBeasties  Play Fight by DragonsAndBeasties  Dice Dragon Couple - Blue and Purple by DragonsAndBeasties Pink and Coral Dragon Topper by DragonsAndBeasties Dragon Wedding Cake Topper by DragonsAndBeasties Lock and Key Dragon Topper by DragonsAndBeasties  Tokenekie by DragonsAndBeasties 


Ponies/ Gryphons: $35-$70

The simplest Scrap Ponies are the lowest, but the fluffy gryphons and flying pegasi go for more. 
Natural Ponies by DragonsAndBeasties Colorful Scrap Ponies by DragonsAndBeasties  Valentine Ponies 2014 by DragonsAndBeasties
Pastel Pegasus in Flight by DragonsAndBeasties  Frost Gryphon by DragonsAndBeasties  Mama and Baby Gryphon by DragonsAndBeasties

Hybrids Dragons: $80 - $150

Hybrids take a lot of planning, and often take longer than my regular dragons. They can range quite a bit, and the 
more complex ones usually go up on ebay. 

Sculptober: Bug by DragonsAndBeasties Dragon Rats by DragonsAndBeasties  Drakkensteed by DragonsAndBeasties  
Cat Dragons by DragonsAndBeasties Big Cat Dragons by DragonsAndBeasties


Rats: $20- $40

I don't make a lot of these little guys, but when I do they are pretty affordable. I can make them much faster than dragons!
No wings or spikes or any of that nonsense. Price can go up a bit depending on paint job /markings though.
 Ratty Magnets by DragonsAndBeasties Sculptober: Candy by DragonsAndBeasties Four little ratties by DragonsAndBeasties


Other: $40-$150+

I really tend to stick to dragons most of the time, but every once in a while I'll throw in a random beastie. These range from very simple to deluxe range! 
Otter by DragonsAndBeasties  Pink Bunny by DragonsAndBeasties  Mama and Baby Fox by DragonsAndBeasties  Sculptober: Supernatural by DragonsAndBeasties  Sculptober: Monster by DragonsAndBeasties   



SHIPPING COSTS:

Most items ship for roughly $3 or less within the United States.
International shipping can be as much as $15. Both of these rates are based on first class shipping fees.


PAYMENT:

I accept payment via Paypal or credit card through my Etsy shop. I do not accept checks or cash by mail. Ebay uses paypal as well.

My ETSY SHOP can be found here: www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBe… The shop is always empty because of high demand, but I always announce here on DA as well as on FB when I will be having sales. My Facebook is here: www.facebook.com/dragonsandbea…

My Ebay is: www.ebay.com/usr/dragonsandbea…

PLEASE do not ask me to "make an exception" for a commission request.

I get several people a week asking me to make "just one exception" and I will just say no. I know it sucks that I'm not doing requests anymore, and I do feel for all of your situations and the people you want to gift things to for various reasons. But there is no fair way to choose who gets one and who does not. I hate saying no, but I cannot make exceptions. Thank you for understanding.

Please think before you post mean comments about the pricing. I have spent my entire life honing my artistic skills and over 4 years building my business from nothing. I work harder than I ever did at any "real job" and make far less money. We are all artists here, or at least art appreciators, so please be kind. Don't we all hope to one day make our passion our career? 
Blue by DragonsAndBeasties
Blue
He was won in the last FB giveaway, but I realized I never posted him here. He was the first one I tried the new eyes on :)
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Sculptober: Chocolate by DragonsAndBeasties
Sculptober: Chocolate
ON EBAY NOW: www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Cocoa-Dra…

My favorite form of chocolate is hot cocoa. This little dragon has had so much of it, she's turned chocolate brown herself! 


I have never made a mug before, and I have to say, it was frustrating! This was my fifth attempt, and it came out a tiny bit bigger than I planned, but really it was her fault. She said I was making them too small and was robbing her of her rightful share of the chocolate. Even though her tiny arms can barely hold the mug, she demanded it! Don't mess with a dragon and her cocoa! 

Handsculpted from Premo sculpey,  speckles and eyes painted in acrylics, 2.25 inches tall

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Commissions are CLOSED indefinitely, but a rough pricing guide can be found here: dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.…

QUESTIONS???
Please visit my FAQ page dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.… before asking questions about techniques and materials. Just about every question I get is covered there. I’m not trying to be rude, I just get tired of answering the same questions over and over ^^; 
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I can do it! I think I can do it...*dies* :dead: revamp 

Sculptober has been brutal! BUT I did a tiny bit better this week and the latest night was only til 3am...wait no the sea dragon was til 5... but still! Better-ish? I kind of love and hate this challenge. It's really pushed me creatively, in both sculpting and drawing, but jeez I can't keep this kind of schedule up much longer. And the really crazy part is that there is absolutely nothing MAKING me do it. There are no prizes, no glory, just a grueling soul-crushing sculpting schedule. I told my partners in crime :iconcrystalcookart: and :iconlittlefatdragons: that I would do every challenge or die trying, and they totally rallied. They have been pushing hard to get these done every single day too! I think some people that initially took up the challenge have kind of burnt out, as we've seen fewer submissions on the FB page. I don't blame you guys though! It's hard! :slump: 

Needless to say I am very much looking forward to a little break over the weekend. We'd definitely die if we didn't at least take the weekends off from sculptober! Gotta recharge! 

So, I spent my evening finally updating the freakin pricing guide. It was really outdated with old work examples that aren't really relevant anymore. So now there is a shiny new one! Hurray! Pricing Guide 2014

Also, the little cocoa dragon is now up on ebay for those interested. I will probably be putting the sea dragon up there soon as well. I may put one or two other Sculptober dudes up there this week, but the vast majority will be going in the next etsy sale, which I was gonna maybe have this weekend but I dunno. My brain is fried...will keep you guys posted :XD:

EBAY: www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Cocoa-Dra…
Sculptober: Chocolate by DragonsAndBeasties

Alright time for bed. Been a long day. That pricing guide took forever and now I'm exhausted! -_-


-----------------------------------

SORRY, I NO LONGER TAKE COMMISSIONS.


Pricing guide: Pricing Guide 2014

ETSY SHOP: www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBe…

Zazzle store: www.zazzle.com/dragonsandbeast…

FAQ: dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.…

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dragons… (The best place to get updates on sales)

  • Mood: Sorrow
  • Watching: The Blacklist
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper

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Becca Golins
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I still get asked constantly for dragon wedding cake toppers... if I were to make some, what wedding colors are most popular right now? Of course the bride is always white but what are the favorite accent colors these days? 

24%
596 deviants said Blue
18%
435 deviants said Lilac
17%
417 deviants said Purple
12%
294 deviants said Coral
10%
246 deviants said Red
7%
179 deviants said Pink
7%
167 deviants said Green
4%
94 deviants said Other (comment)
2%
55 deviants said Yellow

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:iconpantherwarrior370:
pantherwarrior370 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
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It's a new fantasy group that just opened. You might like it :)
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
Hi,

I don't know if it was you or someone else, but I *think* I remember a tutorial for clay gradients on your etsy account. I could be wrong.
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ArtisticTails Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Do you paint the eyes, or do you have stickers?
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
I paint them :)
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ArtisticTails Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Really? Wow! You must have a real small brush and real talent to do that :D
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oreogalaxy Featured By Owner Edited 17 hours ago   Digital Artist
you do lovely dragons ^^
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AskKarkatVantas69 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
SHE HAS A HUSBAND AND A ONE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER


THOSE ARE SPAMS THAT ARE MEANINGLESS DONT SPREAD THEM
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oreogalaxy Featured By Owner 17 hours ago   Digital Artist
Ok gosh you do not have to yell :I its like your acting like your the owner of her life
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AskKarkatVantas69 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New member
OMIGOD...  I'm so sorry I replied to the wrong comment... So sorry.......  Great this is embarrassing.....
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AskKarkatVantas69 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New member
IM NOT IM KARKAT HE DOES ALL CAPS


AND NO IM NOT...
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