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Dragonna bust by rah-bop Dragonna bust by rah-bop
Commission for *sonitweek. About 7" to the top of the horns (8" to the top of the crest,) 6.5 from nose- to ear-tip, and 3.5" wide. Made primarily of super sculpey, but the crest spines and "ears" are made of Kneadatite Blue/Yellow (aka "green stuff") sculpting epoxy. I'm not used to working with it. It's like sculpting with chewing gum. :| This character's spinal crest and everything are somewhat transparent, so I made the sails out of clear acetate so it's see-through (the paint is so shiny, however, that it makes photographing that effect a little challenging.) Actually, per usual, the photos do it absolutely no justice whatsoever. This thing is so shimmery it looks like I painted it with cosmetics. I might try and retake these photos later, if the sun ever comes out enough to give me some sexy natural light to use.

Dragonna © *sonitweek
art © ~rah-bop
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aboveClouds May 2, 2010   Digital Artist
Great sculpture! The transparent clay is a cool touch.

Now I want to sculpt something too. XD
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Highlighterjuice Feb 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZINGLY AMAZING!!
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Olessan Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous~ :+fav:
Um, can I ask what type of wire you used for the base? I'm about to begin working with Super Sculpey for the first time and I have no idea what wire to use ^^;
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rah-bop Aug 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Just about any kind will work, really! Sculpey is very benign and you cook it at a low temperature, so anything that holds its shape and doesn't spontaneously burst into flames or emit fumes when heated (like some plastics) will work as an armature. For most of my sculptures I used some cheap steel wire I found at the hardware store (just because it was cheap!) but I've also used aluminum wire and coathangers and stuff in a pinch.

Good luck with your sculptures!
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Olessan Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I see. Thanks for the help~
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:iconschreixedxscreech:
Fantastic! I'm in love with it haha
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:icondancing-dragon:
very nice! Is Kneadatite flexible when its cured? I'd like to find a sculping material thats ends up somewhat rubbery for those fine parts like your spines. Otherwise I'd be so worried about them breaking.
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rah-bop Oct 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It's very flexible and plastic-y, and even a little stretchy too. Check it out: [link] I've been using Kneadatite for thin, otherwise easily-breakable areas and it works well.
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:icondancing-dragon:
Great! thanks a lot!
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