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Barbara Cythtor Dreamchaser Foster

"Serpenthawk 2" by Barbara Cythtor Dreamchaser Foster

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Aww, he’s a cutie! One of only two sculptures in which I have the wing struts show both above and below the wing membranes. Part of an art trade with M. Pena. (Yeah, *that* M. Pena!)

14 Jul 2004:-) Krystal Tyler
*first comment dance*
M. Pena???!!! O.O Wow. That's about it: wow.
As for the sculpture... Don't really know what else to say other than that it's totally awesome. I like the addition of the forearms. It makes it look like the dragon is sitting there instead of only half there (not that being only half there is bad or anything - I'm usually mentally only half here anyway). ;-] I like the scales on the face. I don't recall seeing scales like that on your other sculptures; then again, sometimes I'm not very observant. I really like the eyes on this one. It's neat you're trying new things like the wing supports showing on the top of the wings, but I'll always be partial to the supports only showing on the bottom (I like drawing them that way). I have one question, though: what are the sand-colored...things toward the back of the dragon? Are they sandbars...?

1 Barbara Cythtor Dreamchaser Foster replies: "Well, the forearms idea looks much better than I was afraid it would, and you're right... it does look less like the dragon's "half there!" Those things at the back of the dragon are real pieces of driftwood from the Oregon coast. Made the shell he's holding look more appropriate, I think!"
23 Sep 200445 Melody Pena
Yep, real live Oregon driftwood. Makes me homesick for a home I haven't moved to yet!I took him outside, and the eyes do glow golden in the sun!

1 Barbara Cythtor Dreamchaser Foster replies: "  *Laughs* Oooo, I've got her homesick for a place she's hasn't even moved to yet! So when *are* you moving, anyway?"
4 Nov 200445 Jamien T. Craig
How do you scupt dragon heads to look strong and regal yet cute. Mine always come out very evil or way to cutesy... How do you do it?

2 Barbara Cythtor Dreamchaser Foster replies: "Some of it is all the studying I've done of various reptiles, but I think most of it has to do with how much I love dragons (not to mention that I've been making them in one form or another for over 40 years). I've discovered that, at least for me, the more emotion I pour into my sculptures, the more they reflect how I feel about them...Sorry, that's probably not much help, but...!"
5 Nov 200445 Megan McGrath
My goodness, he is gorgeous. The detail in his face...and the anatomy is exceptional. I love the shine in his wings. What material do you use to make your dragons shine so?

2 Barbara Cythtor Dreamchaser Foster replies: "Polymer clay can be made to shine like that in one of two ways... either by polishing it or by using a good varathane varnish. Needless to say, I use the varnish!"
27 Mar 2006:-) Emily R. Lacy-Nichols
I love his expression--smug and sly, like a cat who got into the salmon 2
consistently beautiful and lifelike work
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'Serpenthawk 2':
 • Created by: :-) Barbara Cythtor Dreamchaser Foster
 • Copyright: ©Barbara Cythtor Dreamchaser Foster. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Beach, Bronze, Dragon, Polymerclay, Sculpture
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc
 • Techniques: Sculpture, Clay, Pottery, etc
 • Submitted: 2004-07-06 11:22:01
 • Views: 708
 • Resolution: 425x617

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