You made some excellent design choices with this lovely beastie - the smooth and then textured surfaces (and of course all the little details) really benefit from one another. If I may inquire, what material did you use for the wing membranes? What ever it is, it's effectively beautiful.
Neat stuff! I have quite a few projects that I'd like to start in the future (fanciful fish, a dragon sculpture or two of my own, jewelry) that would probably benefit greatly from it. Is the film sturdy &/or flexible enough to be handled, or is it a bit more toward the fragile side?
It is a bit fragile. What I have done on both pieces, is coat the film with clear FIMO gel to help strengthen it. Since the film I used on both dragons was the heat fusible type, once it has been fused, It indeed becomes a bit stronger than it is before so. When you handle it, it is much like foil in texture. I try to use only the heat fusible types because it saves the extra steps of trying to fortify it with sealers. but some colors are simply not in that option.