I wasn't sure about the brightness of the stripes at first so I started with something duller. however that worked out in the end as it alowed me to gradually build up the pattern so it's not even all over the place02.07.2019
plenty of red for the underwing I decided. as for the stripes I just decided to wing it and see where it goes how it goes. I had a general idea of what I want and was half tempted to make them gold, but eventually setteled on just regular acrylic color.15.03.2019
Not intentinally I have discovered how I could make pretty nice looking scars. Just make the sculpt out of bright fleshy clay and then one very thin laer of the desired color of skin. Steap 2? Take a knife and stab the shit out him! XD
At random Eldsay suggested to put the arrows through the wings so I figured why not :)
since I myself am not much of a history fan I have left the job of creating a medieval war machine to my brother. It came out looking really great in the end even if it was just the first try and going on nothing but a few internet images. It's even functional!15.03.2019
I'm really happy how clean the edges on the painted surface came out on this one. the masking tape worked beautifually here and the gold adds just the right accents at the edges. I'm also quite satisfied with the look of the batkitty emblem.15.03.2019
I do like the unicorn but I really screwed with the coloring. all spotty and dirty looking. And not in natural dirty looking way. Just sloppily made looking XD
So then I just went with the "bat kitty" idea for the design and do an entirely different flag.
Live and learn! :D
It's been many many years since I made a rider for my dragons. So this was a nice change of pace adding the tiny figure :D
Also the dragon is painted with low reflective black. I used "blackest black" from #culturehustle I bought. It's not so much that it is that dark, it really isn't, but it does give the effect of being darker because it does not reflect light the way typical acrylic does. and I love the effect. Unfortunately here it was not the right subject to use it on. it took away far too much about the dragon's details of the scales and skin. Something this figure really needed to be interesting so he's up for a repaint. unfortunate but I'll find better uses. Perhaps caves and holes where you really want to avoid any kind of reflecting surface :)14.03.2019
Making dinamic poses is always a treat to do and this one certainly is one of the more "off center" ones. I think making sketches really helps to keep to the original idea. Otherwise I tend to sray pretty far off if I just go from memory. Might start doing this for all my projects.
And of course after a long time I once more am making a sort of "dragon rider" sculpture.
He is planned to be a "twin" sculpture to a "queen" version of a wyvern.
What is also planned is a more complex base consisting of medieval age battle equipment such as trebuchet.