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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)
www.ebay.com/itm/121186842979?…


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Commissions are closed indefinitely, but my 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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:iconrainbow-guppy:
Rainbow-Guppy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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:iconderpywolfmuffins:
derpywolfmuffins Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
over 30 hours?! dang! 
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:iconleethcardoso:
LeethCardoso Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
cool :meow:
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:iconnightsilverfuri:
NightSilverFuri Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
woooww you´re very good in those dragons
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:iconmcspiritwolf:
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!!!
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:iconepona2008:
Epona2008 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute, sooo cute!!
I love your details <3
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:icongrayver:
Grayver Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
i need all
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:iconsaphira20:
Saphira20 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
i love this
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:iconreddragontyr:
RedDragonTyr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Love the color scheme!
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:iconwolfhybrid5:
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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:iconwlfmoon-arizona:
wlfmoon-arizona Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional
that's just so amazingly awesome! I wish I could have one!
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:iconrockethead117:
Rockethead117 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cooooooooooooooool...
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:iconcoolsmarty:
Coolsmarty Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cooool
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:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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:iconrubyeyeskraftwerks:
RubyeyesKraftwerks Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like this. Would make a great casting glass project.
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:icondrakedragneel:
DrakeDragneel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
this is so cool i want one so badly now
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:iconlichiba:
LiChiba Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing! All that time you spent on it is totally worth it :) well done ^_^
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:iconwoodhelm:
WoodHelm Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oder but just as Cute X3
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:iconmisty-leapord:
Misty-Leapord Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *criesonthefloor*
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:icontsunamirules:
tsunamirules Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Artist
Epic Dragon 

10 STARS OF 10 STARS!
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:icontsunamirules:
tsunamirules Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Artist
I forgot to put that i wish i had him

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:iconjesusdragon737:
Jesusdragon737 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The colors really pop! It's awesome!
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:iconbunnairry:
Bunnairry Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic, i love it~ Awesome detailing~!
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:iconrex-o-hissi:
REX-o-hissI Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Artist
:iconclapplz: gorgeous
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:iconaerynkelly13:
AerynKelly13 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous
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:iconaalsth--uku:
Aalsth--Uku Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlikeplz:
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:iconaalsth--uku:
Aalsth--Uku Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthefeelsplz:
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:iconblazingfirebug:
BlazingFireBug Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
magnificent!
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:iconlupuswalk:
LupusWalk Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it looks like actual magma rock!
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:iconangelicdragonpuppy:
AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, he is GORGEOUS! Love the claws, and the smooth flow of colors under the 'scales.' <3
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:iconkhelmer:
Khelmer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! OMG looks so awesome and powerful!!! n..n
You really skillful.
I never tire of saying (and you must be tired of reading it XD)
Of course it also looks so cute x..x
You should be proud of your work, it seems to took you so long to make it...
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:iconmasterthunda22:
MasterThunda22 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool! Magma dragon,huh. I drew a magma dragon.……hm.
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:iconhuppyleon:
huppyleon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
hi :D

can you help me?

how to make glisten colour like a magma dragon's claw?
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:iconbrambleshadow12:
Brambleshadow12 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
she used Varathanes water-based polyurethane(you find it at home depot) and she painted around 4-3 layer on the lcaw and eyes.

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:iconbiscuitosauce:
BiscuitoSauce Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Varnish is all I can think of
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:iconwolf-ninja001:
Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Astounding detail! Such love and care!
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:iconquixomatic:
Quixomatic Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
This is the most intricate piece I've seen you do, and it is blowing my mind all the detail you put into it!
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:iconworldgoesround4all:
Worldgoesround4all Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
oh gosh he is EEPIIIC~
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:iconkibajihead:
KibajiHead Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
That dragon's brilliant:) (Smile) I love the colours.
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:icondoomedtoasters:
DoomedToasters Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this guy!!!
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:iconwolfwingss:
Wolfwingss Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I'm in awe. :O
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:iconylaran:
Ylaran Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Wow very nice.  The colors really pop.
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:iconxaphet-stackz:
Xaphet-Stackz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will probably never come close to having one of these magnificent dragons. *Is totally broke*
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:iconninstarrune:
NinStarRune Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
*wants much...hopes price isn't extravagant...*
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:iconazhwi:
azhwi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*grins* I posted this up to tumblr (with credits, links, and picture) and the likes and reblogs are taking over my dash!

The colours are fantastic, but I'm still blown away by the individual black pieces. Great work!
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:iconlightfaith0606:
lightfaith0606 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Very elegant. Lovely job! :D
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:icondcatz:
DCatz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Wow the detail in this is just terrific
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:iconagent-cheshire:
Agent-Cheshire Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Whoa, I love this one. The contrast makes it almost glow
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:iconmypetmoon:
mypetmoon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
The colors are just amazing! I love really everything about max and mini!
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:icongabby-bean:
Gabby-Bean Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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