At last, I can post this! He is done!
This was a gift for my bestest buddy and roomie--a very, very belated Christmas/birthday gift. (I have learned an important lesson--dragons sculptures make wonderful and afordable gifts, but are totally impractical, because they take forever to make! with the insane amount of time that goes into these, no more freebies! but, this one time it was worth it). She was witness to my previous dragon being built, and to it sitting on my desk half-painted for many months, and kept telling me how much she loved it because he was so twisty and loopy. So, with that in mind, I set out to make a similar dragon that really played off the coils.
He's smaller than the previous dragon, but is probably still a good six or seven inches long total (more if he were straight). He's got the same basic style, so I guess he's another member of my oriental dragon species that I made up. I really love these guys. I like to make them look like they're in motion, like they're in the middle of playing or arching or twisting around.
The final version of this guy was painted in green and silver (with a pale yellow belly)--yup, you got it, Slytherin colors. My roomie's a huge Slytherin buff, so I had to do it. I will probably post a few other favorite shots of this, and then anything else will go into scraps if I feel like putting up more angles, just to avoid cluttering up my gallery.
This was my first dragon that I haven't kept, and dammit, I miss the charismatic little guy. I originally thought I couldn't recreate a dragon (hence, why I made this guy instead of trying to replicate the other), but I think in this case I may try. He was also the first of my dragons that my dad never got to see, so I want to make another of him so I can put him on the shelf with the others, sort of a sentimental thing (yes, there are others--all in half-built states of utter haphazardness).
Anyway, Sculpey clay, wire and foil armature, glass eyes, swarzovski crystal in the forehead.