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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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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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Daily Deviation

Given 2015-03-07
Dragarin and Scampi by DragonsAndBeasties

Beautiful, vivacious colors on adorable creatures. ( Featured by Erzsabet )
:iconagetian:
Agetian Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Cute beyond cute! :aww:
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:iconumbreduck:
Umbreduck Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the coloring. I also like the playful look in there eyes.there just so cute!😁💖👍
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:iconplushiesaur:
Plushiesaur Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely magnificent! Crazy details!! I really love it, it made me smile so much! : DD
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:iconcatluvver:
CatLuvver Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing paint job
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:iconnarwhalpowersactiv8:
NarwhalPowersActiv8 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE MANDARIN FISH
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:iconlaviwinchester:
laviwinchester Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
wonderful work
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconsnazzyspazzy:
Snazzyspazzy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  New member
Too cute
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconbubblymint:
BubblyMint Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  New member
It's so cool and colorful!
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
You did a marvelous job on these two! They're wonderful! And I can certainly see the time and patience it took to get those spots right. Congrats on the DD!
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:iconsupereilonwypevensie:
supereilonwypevensie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student
Gaaahhh this is absolutely adorable ^_^ Love it!
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:iconmuseterra:
MuseTerra Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
This is fantastic! It's so cute, and the painting and detail are wonderful, congrats on the well deserved DD! <3
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:iconancharlina:
ancharlina Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woohoo! :D
Congrats on the DD!
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:icondragonydoodles:
DragonyDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, I'm so proud of you for the DD!  Great job!  
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:iconshenaniboom:
ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
I like the colors o_o Really pretty! Congrats on the DD!
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:icontomecko:
Tomecko Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Such fun, beautiful colors! What cuties.
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:icongoonlalagoon:
Goonlalagoon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Wow, they're beautiful. The colours are fantastic
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:iconfuriousdragonlover69:
FuriousDragonLover69 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  New member
wow, rly good stuff =) i do Dragos too, check my proflie hehe
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:iconshittychickenbang:
ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
The colours are breathtaking!
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Congratulations on your DD! :heart:
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:iconfaithfeather:
Faithfeather Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
so cute x3 I love the fishy patterns :D
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:iconsassylunatone:
SassyLunatone Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Please tell me this one's painted because if it isn't I want to know how you did this☺
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:iconliacosplay:
LiaCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How sweet ^^
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:iconkrasblak:
krasblak Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Artist
Wow! Congratulations on the Daily Deviation recognition!
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:bow:  :hug:  :omg:  :glomp:  :worship:  :wow:  :clap:  :bow:
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:iconnixiedrakos:
NixieDrakos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
So colorful, I love it!
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Wonderful work!!
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:iconphyrofrost:
Phyrofrost Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww so cute!
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
so colorful!
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:icondfsergent:
DFSergent Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Congrats on the DD!! As always, great work!
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:icondragonous3:
Dragonous3 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Congratz on the DD ^.=.^ i knew another of yours would get one one of these days
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:icondamanyel:
Damanyel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Love the colors! A ton is going on ( design wise)  but it is easy to see each one and what they are doing! Wonderful job!!
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:iconerozja:
Erozja Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Congrats on DD! :heart: :clap:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:iconrazielanoyafunanya:
razielanoyafunanya Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute, love them..
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:icongalaretka01:
Galaretka01 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww *-* So cutie ;p
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:iconinvaderkazy:
invaderkazy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
AWWOOO i love this one
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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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:iconelphaba-kim-cullen:
Elphaba-Kim-Cullen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Aw~ that's adorable! The story and everything!
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:iconsunsphynx:
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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:iconsparrowwrightheart:
SparrowWrightheart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. *.* It almost looks like paper in that first photo.
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:iconhumano-normal:
Humano-Normal Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Están preciosos!!! / They are so beautiful!!! *0*
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:iconsaberkit667:
saberkit667 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   General Artist
That... THATISSOCUTE!!!:D
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:iconphoenix-cry:
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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:iconrandomdragon0412:
RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how crazy detailed you made this! 
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:iconserenityfliesagain:
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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:icondragonsandbeasties:
DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here is a rough pricing guide:

dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.…

(:
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:iconwubjubjub666:
Wubjubjub666 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are awesome I love it :) 
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:iconseraphicxlunatic:
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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