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.
Well...If you visited the link to my website you can understand why. I listed everything including materials and Hours taken to complete. If I sold it for any less, I would most certainly loose money let alone not even come close to breaking even! He is 14" tall, and 18" long!
I do plan on making much smaller and affordable sculpts very soon. After all,...Baby Autumn and her big brother Baby Winter were the very FIRST Polymer Clay Sculptures I had EVER made. It is not like I am looking for money, But if someone really wanted to buy them, That is their value. So, they will pay that price. It never really was my intention to sell them, I was just expanding my skill levels, broadening my horizons, and trying something new.