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Picture of Clay Dragon Sculpture
A couple of years ago, I thought of the idea of making a dragon sculpture for my best friend, who is into fantasy and dragons. I looked up how hard this would turn out to be, and decided I could do it. Here are the steps I undertook in making this sculpture.

It is a real fun thing to do, but it took me way more time than I imagined.


Here is a list of what you'll need (I don't have a picture, sorry!)
- A reference picture (Optional).
- A base. I used an oval-shaped wooden board, and stapled some velt underneath to make it a bit more classy
- Clay. I used fimo clay and puppet clay. The fimo was great, because it came in colors, so I only had to paint the parts I did with the Puppen clay.
- Wire. To strenghten the figure and to have a handy framework during working, it is easy to make a wire 'backbone'.
- Foil. It will serve as a filler, making the figure not too heavy
- Sculpting tools. These don't have to be fancy; you can use old cutlery or throw away stuff like toothpicks as well.
- Bolts. This is optional, but I used two bolts to anker down the body to the board.
- Additional accesoires. I used beads for the eyes, and you can add other things of course.

LET'S DO THIS.
 
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Leopardjoy162 months ago

I never thought that making dragons like that would be so hard!

Leopardjoy162 months ago

THAT IS AMAZING

That is amazing! How did you get the speckled look on the main part of the body?
mlangevoort (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you very much! :)

For the body I used a Fimo clay that had a grey granite color, so it came in this color.
That is awesome! I didn't know clay came like that :)
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Sweet! I love dragons! And from your instructions, I totally believe I could do something like this too. Well done.
mlangevoort (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
You should really try it once. Making something with clay is fun; you can see it become something while you're making it :D