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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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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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Saphira20 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  New member
i love this
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RedDragonTyr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Love the color scheme!
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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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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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Rockethead117 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cooooooooooooooool...
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Coolsmarty Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cooool
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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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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DrakeDragneel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
this is so cool i want one so badly now
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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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