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Adult Magma Dragon - Magmax by DragonsAndBeasties Adult Magma Dragon - Magmax by DragonsAndBeasties
He is finally done! I think I can safely say this dragon has taken me longer than any to date. I officially lost track of time spent on him after about the 30 hour mark, but I'd guess around 40+. There were just soooo many little details and things to figure out... cutting out every single rock, making them all fit together but not look too uniform, and texturing every single one by hand. Oh man. I'm just so proud of him. Really took me in a whole new direction both technique and design wise. He's SO different from my usual dragons. He's also bigger, over 4 inches! May not sound like a lot, but when you work as small as I do, it's huge :XD:

He is made completely from colored clay, not a drop of paint. And I think that made it even more satisfying. I rarely work with skinner blends (the color gradiation) so making sheets long enough to cover his body, and meet up and blend together perfectly was quite the challenge. The colored clay is just so vibrant and magma-y. He really is this bright in person!

I admit I wandered a bit from his original concept art: dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.… but in the best way. He just wasn't gnarly enough. So I just kept adding more and more spikes until I was happy. I guess as a Magma dragon grows they get ridiculous amounts of spikes, cuz his little brother, Magmini, has many to acquire still :XD:

Oh man I have been so excited to show you guys. And now baby Ember can come anytime because my Magma dragons are done. They were just such fun (and sometimes frustrating lol) dragons to figure out, I would have been super bugged if I had to put them off til baby allows me to work again.

Magmax is currently up for auction on Ebay for anyone interested. The auction ends Sunday evening (Oct. 6th)…


Commissions are closed indefinitely, but my pricing guide can be found here: dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.…

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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Rainbow-Guppy Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
derpywolfmuffins Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
over 30 hours?! dang! 
LeethCardoso Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
cool :meow:
NightSilverFuri Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  New member Student General Artist
woooww you´re very good in those dragons
MCSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's amazing!!!
I wish I could have bought him but I'm virtually broke XD
he's so amazing!!!
one of the best!!!
Epona2008 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute, sooo cute!!
I love your details <3
Grayver Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
i need all
Saphira20 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
i love this
RedDragonTyr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Love the color scheme!
WolfHybrid5 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice :D (Big Grin) kinda looks like he is glowing:o (Eek)  *touches* YEOUCH *hand siziling and tears comeing out* HE IS MADE OF LAVA!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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