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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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:icondark6977:
dark6977 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  New Deviant
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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: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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:icondragonsandbeasties:
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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:icondragonsandbeasties:
DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I bake them. If you don't bake the clay it will never harden properly
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:iconlunarheart123:
LunarHeart123 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
You need to bake them in order to harden them.
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:iconmintymist1st:
MintyMist1st Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you bake in-between steps and if you did how did you make the other parts stick wouldn't it be to hard?

THANKS
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:icondragonsandbeasties:
DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do :) If I really want something to stick I "score" the clay before baking. That way the clay will stick better. You can also use a little liquid sculpy to help :)
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:iconmintymist1st:
MintyMist1st Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OK thanks!
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:icontwilightwolf333:
twilightwolf333 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
how do you make it shiny 
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:icondragonsandbeasties:
DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
polyurethane glaze
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:icontwilightwolf333:
twilightwolf333 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
cool thnx
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:iconlunarheart123:
LunarHeart123 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2014
You can buy a sculpey glaze at a craft store to apply after baking, but I believe she uses something different. The sculpey glaze looks similar, though.
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:icontwilightwolf333:
twilightwolf333 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
ok
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:iconjehubuddaka:
jehubuddaka Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
What do you do with them when you're done?
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:iconoodlezofnoodlez:
OodlezOfNoodlez Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What do you use to polish the dragons?
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:icondragonsandbeasties:
DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I glaze them with polyurethane 
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:iconoodlezofnoodlez:
OodlezOfNoodlez Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ok thanks
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:icondragonfmf:
dragonFMF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Artist
Can I buy one from you???
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:iconwolfcrestsox5x:
WolfCrestSox5X Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkagemeddressing:
kagemeddressing Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you bake him more than once? like before he get mane on and tail fur
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:iconrawrzimmamonsta:
RawrzImmaMonsta Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It is very cool to see how you made the mane, starting it backwards never occurred to me till now :meow:
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:iconthe-white-spirit:
The-White-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Do you sell these on Etsy.com?
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:icondragonsandbeasties:
DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do, but my store is usually empty because my things sell out in under a minute ): 


www.etsy.com/shop/dragonsandbe…
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:iconthe-white-spirit:
The-White-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Okay you have nice dragons i really want some
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:iconbabyember:
BabyEmber Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waaaah! Now I am confuzzled! My mom made this a few days ago, yet you CANT be her, cause YOUR baby ember was born LAST YEAR! I'm twelve! Confuzzled much....CURSE YOU! 
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:iconkaedaniobe:
KaedaNiobe Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How do you mold his body? What do you use inside?
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:icondragonsandbeasties:
DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use foil :)
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:iconladybrightcynder:
LadyBrightcynder Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, this is fascinating!
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