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Dragarin and Scampi by DragonsAndBeasties Dragarin and Scampi by DragonsAndBeasties
This was made for the other winner of my Hybrid Challenge. She had some wonderful concept art so I was really excited to bring it to life. It was a crazy challenge. Most of the body is a clay gradient, as are the wings and fins. I did as much as possible in colored clay, to cut back on painting. I think I spent over 5 hours just painting the spots. Because they are not just any spots, they are OUTLINED spots. Holy jeez they took forever  O_o

The winner, Karissa's, story behind her characters:
"My dad had the best hobby of having the most colorful aquarium when I was 10. My dad had so many beautiful fish and other critters, but my absolute favorites were the mandarine goby and the candy cane shrimp for the very reason that they were such close little buddies .For some weird reason I saw this fish as a dragon and gave him his funny little name Dragarin (reason being I was only 10 XD) and then there was little Scampi by his side 24/7"

Here is the concept art:  www.facebook.com/dragonsandbea…

Hand sculpted from Premo Sculpey clay, details painted in acrylics, 4.25 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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:icontheturtleduckman:
TheTurtleDuckMan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I agree with the person before me.
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Elphaba-Kim-Cullen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Aw~ that's adorable! The story and everything!
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Sunsphynx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this has to be one of my favorites from your gallery. The detail...my eyes would go dizzy trying to create that, if it was me. I'm still trying to figure out which is clay and which is paint.
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SparrowWrightheart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. *.* It almost looks like paper in that first photo.
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Humano-Normal Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Están preciosos!!! / They are so beautiful!!! *0*
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saberkit667 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   General Artist
That... THATISSOCUTE!!!:D
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
fun!
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:iconskyrocks93:
skyrocks93 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so colorful! amazing
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:iconinvoluntary-twitch:
Involuntary-Twitch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is breathtaking!
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how crazy detailed you made this! 
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Serenityfliesagain Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
i am trying to find range in pricing but cant seem to find it,,,,,,based on youre skill and craft and a post i saw on facebook, would pricing start from 15 up... or do you have cheaper pieces?
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here is a rough pricing guide:

dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.…

(:
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Wubjubjub666 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are awesome I love it :) 
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seraphicxlunatic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The time. . .the effort put into these most definitely shows. Damn this looks inspiring :heart: :heart: :heart:
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CaptiveAngel123 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I liked these guys a lot, but i have an idea for you! :) How about a cosmo dragon? Night sky dragon with wings like starry sky? :D 
Dragon city (a game in facebook) has a desing that will show you what i kinda had in mind.
img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…

But ofc your own desing, would you like it? I just want to see it. :D i think it would sell well and challenge you a bit. :)

www.hdwallsource.com/img/2014/…
Colors like these? :) Please be honest.
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:iconkreatyvejayden:
KreatyveJayden Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*speachless*
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:iconvivienne-mercier:
Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They're so beautiful! I wish creatures like this really did exist. Maybe they do, on some planet far away. :)
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twiliylove Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thats gorgeus! Wow im amazed! :O
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:iconelementalbeastie:
Elementalbeastie Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail!
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Photosynthesis-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOah my eyes. That is a lot of pained painting. O>O
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:icontorchflame27:
TorchFlame27 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daww they're so cute! :meow: I wish I had sculpting talent like that!
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Scavenger-Art Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not a huge painter, but I love sculpting. Your little scrap dragons inspired me to do my own little dragons, but I was curious if using sharpies instead of paint would make a huge difference in anything but the overall appearance. Thanks!
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
DON'T USE SHARPIE!!! It will bleed over time and ruin the sculpture! You will be very sad D:

Acrylics are best for polymer clay. After you paint, put the sculpture n the oven again at 210 for 10 minutes to set the paint. It will never bleed :)
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Scavenger-Art Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok! cool! thanks for letting me know, you saved me from making a whole bunch of white dragons with bleeding sharpie all over them. that was actually honestly my whole plan for clay making today. ;) off to look at acrylic paint!
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SF01 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Vertebrates are tetrapods, not hexapods.
The wings are nothing else than transformed upper limbs due to evolution, not an additional 3rd pair of limbs.
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herpsrule Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You were one of the first artists using polymer that I have been watching here on deviant art, just when I thought your sculpts couldn't get better (which is pretty darn good!) You pull out this flawless piece. All I can say is you should be so proud of yourself, you have an amazing talent and you continue to inspire me to better my own works. Your unique style really gives an insight to you as a person, which is portrayed as a fun, bubbly, happy person with an excellent attention to detail! I only hope that in time I will be good enough to have my own unique style, as stunning and detailed as yours ^_^
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KeidoGraphfx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I second this! :)
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Wow!  REally amazing!  Your paint job is just mind boggling - beautifully done!
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:iconmoencheese:
moencheese Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spectacular work!
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:iconpatzythecat:
PatzytheCat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you paint them or colored the clay?
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's mostly colored clay, then fine details were painted on.
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SunnyDeyz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
So much color and vivid detail! Absolutely adorable!
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:iconopenskyline:
openskyline Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Wow; love this, the colors are great. :)
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
This turned out so amazing!  I don't know if it helps for future endevours but i always found it easier to paint the darker spot that will end up being the outline then going back in when dry for the inner color.  A little late on this project but maybe it'll help down the road =)
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's actually what I did. Still took forever :XD:
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
yeah, your paint lines are flawless, it does take time =)  The colors on this one pop so amazingly, adds even more to your already amazing sculpts <3
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monkeylover132 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I love them! So beautiful! <3
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:iconspindelsylt:
Spindelsylt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
They are just so adorable together! Absolutely beautiful! <3 
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Fantasma-X Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! :D
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:iconkjbeanie:
kjbeanie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
these are all so amazing!
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:iconhideyholeinn:
HideyHoleInn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
that is beyond beautiful 
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:iconwonderlandweery:
WonderlandWeery Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Physics have been broken. O.o
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myfriendtheoptimist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
It's ADORABLE! :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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Brambleshadow12 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
DAW I'm gonna have to watch the tutorial all over again its been a few years since my last sculpture and I kinda forgot how to make the front legs Sweating a little... but this is absolutely lovely! How the family anyway? I heard you guys got sick Waaaah!  
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
We are all better now thank you! :)
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:iconbrambleshadow12:
Brambleshadow12 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yw ^^
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warmteardrops Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
OH MY GOD AMAZING!!!! I love it :D
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Linzemol1223 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
cool
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lightfaith0606 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Oh my gosh! The colors are just beautiful! awesome work!!
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