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Author Topic: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)  (Read 6558 times)

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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2008, 07:14:10 AM »

Thanks for the link Vermis :tip-hat:
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2008, 08:26:30 AM »

Howdy-doody, Vermis :)
And that is indeed where I got my balls from. Hang on... that doesn't sound right...
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2008, 05:26:18 PM »

A quick update of dragonny goodness for those interested:
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2008, 11:09:17 AM »

looks good, I am looking forward to seeing how you do the skin
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2008, 05:31:02 PM »

What do you do when you start sculpting something for your girlfriend and find yourself suddenly single before you finish it?   :icon_tears:
I'm not sure I have the heart to finish him.   :sad11:
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2008, 06:34:53 AM »

Ouch...

but hey think of the love and admiration you will get from us.......

Yes , that really is a piss poor comparison isnt it.  :icon_ermm:
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2008, 12:19:43 PM »

Yes , that really is a piss poor comparison isnt it.  :icon_ermm:

I am sure it is. Either way it is a great piece so far Caerban and I hope you see it through to the end.
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2009, 02:06:49 PM »

I know what you're all thinking, "How can Caerban have the nerve to post threads on favourite dragons and constantly badger Snuurg, Andy and Kev about their dragons when he hasn't updated his own?"
Actually what you're probably thinking is more along the lines of, "Why does he always fill out the start of his posts with ridiculous passages of wordy exposition?" But that's not the point. The point is here's a dragon update:



Not the one you were after? Oh well then:


Another angle:


The bulk of him is mostly skinned up now. A little bit of story-telling has crept in so I've added armature for claws and tried to make it look like he's muscling his way in through a window/portal/magic mirror or whatever. Comments?
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2009, 02:23:29 PM »

I Like it a lot!  If it was ever cast I'd cut it closer to the head and use it as a hunting trophy for a dwarf tavern.

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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2009, 04:09:20 AM »

nice lip-snarl!
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2009, 07:16:14 AM »

Gotta have a lip-snarl!
Seriously, thanks. I was trying to inject a bit of sentience and character into the face. It's not just a flipping great lizard of death, it's a smart flipping great lizard of death and it has the Elvis sneer to prove it  :icon_biggrin2:
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2009, 04:27:24 PM »

Way back at the start of this rambling sculpt WIP I did a dragon skull as a base. It was generally well received. And when I decided to cast it up in resin in case I made a boo-boo people said things such as:

:metoo: Get it cast. I know I would buy a few.

My initial casts did not go well however, the teeth in particular were too fine to cast. The casts were good enough for me to use as a base but not good enough to be a "product" for discerning consumers like you FODders out there. I did promise to come back to the skull at some point and make it more castable, so this long weekend having reached an annoying impasse with the bust's talons (back to the drawing board on them) I took up the skull again and using a mix of 50% white heavy ProCreate and 50% Magic Sculp began work bulking the teeth up. I started with a roughly shaped blob, then gently filed and scrud*ed away until chunky toothiness ensued. It took a mighty long time. A bit more of my mix and I beefed up the tooth sockets and the whole thing looked swell, both skull and mandible. I left them to dry last night and this morning checked them out under natural light. The mandible is great ready for me to make another stab at molding it. The skull? Also perfect... until I fumble fingered it and it fell onto the floor and knocked all it's front teeth out.  :swear: :swear: I'll get back on it when my heart's in it again but there might actually be a purchasable skull out there soon.
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