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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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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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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!
Superovermind Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
das purdiful :3
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?
SiraShinywing Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
OMG... I love this dragon!!!! WOW!!!!
SilverGriffin534 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this is amazing :D I love seeing how things are made :D
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
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.
thekid0536 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was deep my friend...
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
Fizzipop Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just beautiful, I find your work inspirational!
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