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Oriental Rainbow Progress by DragonsAndBeasties Oriental Rainbow Progress by DragonsAndBeasties
Every once in a while I will take pictures while I'm making something. I think it's neat to see how artists make their stuff, and people ask a lot about how I make the orientals. So here you go!

The inside is a foil armature, with a strong wire running through the length of the tail. Tails are very fragile so they need good support. The claws were pre-baked and then pressed into holes I made in the toes. Every single hair was carefully textured with a needle, then placed individually on the body. The belly gradient was made using the skinner blend method, which can be easily googled or youtubed. I can't really explain it very well, easier to watch how it's done ^^; 



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OTHER 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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:iconresenzhu:
ResenZhu Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconnuone222:
nuone222 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the matte finish on the second to last image think that's really cute ❤
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:iconlucas-prado:
Lucas-Prado Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job!!
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:iconpacificgreen:
PacificGreen Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really good for a work in progress.
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:iconuntitledspy:
UntitledSpy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016
Very fascinating indeed! :D
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:iconaskthejadedragonets:
AskTheJadeDragonets Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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:iconshadowthepiratecat:
Shadowthepiratecat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student Artist
I have no words
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:iconladytau:
LadyTau Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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:iconwyatthalliwell:
WyattHalliwell Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He must be the cool version of Rainbow Dash
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:iconrhinema:
Rhinema Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Woaaaaaaw okay I want it
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:iconkitty-crumbles:
Kitty-Crumbles Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Im trying to make something like that for my sister out of play dough... it doesn't look as cool ;-;
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:icontreeya:
Treeya Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
OMFG!! This is so beautifully done! What is it that you used and how did you make the gut look so real?! This is so lovely! I LOVE IT!!!!
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:icontreeya:
Treeya Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Woops! I meant Fur not gut. Sorry about that.
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:icondragonsandbeasties:
DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha just lots of practice!
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:icontreeya:
Treeya Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aaah okay. It is simply gorgeous! I really love it! You have gotta make more! I'll keep my eyes peeled like a banana!
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:iconrawrdoodles:
rawrdoodles Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so grand! Well done. Very well done!
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:iconle-l-a:
Le-l-a Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconwoahsonreally:
WoahSonReally Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Looks wicked
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:iconsketchpenwriter:
SketchPenWriter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How do you give it that glossy finish?
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:iconmartini-s:
martini-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's glaze, a thick clear liquid substance used to make clay shiny
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:iconsketchpenwriter:
SketchPenWriter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ok
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:iconxandraclay:
xandraclay Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's really cool to see how you make things! You should do more step by step photos Nod 
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:iconschlusky:
schlusky Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
hey i just want to say that your work is incredible. if you ever do open up for commissions again I hope you reconsider your pricing. your asking price on the more detailed stuff is way too cheap for the amount of time and effort that must go into these beauties.
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dark6977 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
wow hose are awesome....id lovo see one little more of an angry look tho like a dragon should. like more aggression and intensity but the detail is amazing, keep doing it!!!!
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:iconwickedandenchanted:
WickedandEnchanted Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did you make the eyes with beads or is it clay?
And do you recommend baking the "bead landing" brand in the ovens or not?
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:iconmartini-s:
martini-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure the eyes are clay
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:iconwickedandenchanted:
WickedandEnchanted Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
K, thanks
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:icongotchew:
Gotchew Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Love this alot
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:iconkeekermojo:
keekermojo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconbertrandcd:
bertrandcd Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Beautiful work

Thanks for this share
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:iconcosmobubby:
Cosmobubby Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I Really like your work they are Really cool. I actually liked it better flat than glossy!
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:iconsuperovermind:
Superovermind Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
das purdiful :3
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:iconashsilverfox:
AshSilverFox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Just wondering, do ou bake it lightly as your working to prevent messing up parts thT are done?
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:iconsirashinywing:
SiraShinywing Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
OMG... I love this dragon!!!! WOW!!!!
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:iconsilvergriffin534:
SilverGriffin534 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this is amazing :D I love seeing how things are made :D
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:iconthefruitdragon:
TheFruitDragon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Omg, I can't even.
You know, I visit your page all the time because your work is so inspiring. For years I've been eyeing the packets of Sculpey for sale in stores but I've never gotten any because I'm terrified I won't be cut out for sculpting. It's a dream, though =[
Nevertheless, this guy is just too too perfect <3
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:iconshinatasureki:
ShinataSureki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, you. You want to make clay thing? Then buy a pack of sculpey and start playing with it. Make what ever you want. If you keep working at it, you will get better. The first sculpture of a dragon I made was... pretty bad. But from screwing up, I learned what to and what not to do. My point is, I would have not dreamed that I would be so good at making things in general out of clay. Years ago, I only dreamt of being able to draw real people. I didn't think I was cut out for realistic things, or even clay, because there were so many other people who were so good at it. And now I am. Dude, go make things. You will regret not doing something you wanted to do later in life.
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:iconthekid0536:
thekid0536 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was deep my friend...
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:iconthefruitdragon:
TheFruitDragon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
You're absolutely right =3
Thank you so much. Doubt is my biggest crutch. You should be a counsellor xD
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:iconfizzipop:
Fizzipop Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just beautiful, I find your work inspirational!
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:iconmysticalnightdragon:
MysticalNightDragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How do you keep the rainbow underbelly so perfect without ruining the hightlight?
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:iconclockwork-ferret:
Clockwork-Ferret Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JESUS CHRIST YOUR A GOD!
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:iconwillowshine12:
willowshine12 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
How do you put the tail tuffs on the tail i never firgured it out XD
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:icong33z3r:
G33Z3R Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing the steps!
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:iconsaberkit667:
saberkit667 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014   General Artist
Cool!!!:D
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:iconblack-jay-stone:
Black-Jay-Stone Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know if I'm commenting again but this is way too cool I wan't to cry... *_* WUV the gloss.. :heart:
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:iconnicolasaviori:
Nicolasaviori Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Can you explain me in what way you create the gradation between the color?
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I used a skinner blend :) There's a bunch of video tutorials of it on youtube 
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:iconlunarheart123:
LunarHeart123 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Skinner blend. She says she can't explain it, so you'd best google it.
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:iconkatelynl09:
KatelynL09 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Are they hard when you finish them? Because my friend made me a sculpture and it got squashed after she squeezed it. >< 
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