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Kimberly Raptor Price Riley

"Raptor Dragon Statue" by Kimberly Raptor Price Riley

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Well, for a very long time I've been meaning to make a raptor dragon statue.  I finally did it.  However, this poor thing suffered for the endeavor.  I tried out a few new things with this one.  Firstly, it's standing on two feet.  Secondly, glass eyes.  The glass eyes worked great, I will never go back to making clay eyes.  The standing on two feet part.. not so great.  There is wire and aluminum armature under it, and while that helped, it didn't go as planned.  I had decided to create the entire dragon, expect for the wings, before I baked her.  This ended up putting a lot of stress on the legs, so the thing kept sinking under it's own weight.  Finally got her baked, and the legs end up breaking.  I keep going, making the skin of the wing and such while making repairs with welder's putty.  Which, might I note, worked very well on welding together the wire I was using.  Get down to painting, most of the problems fixed, am just about done painting it, few last details, and she gets dropped and ends up breaking in several places.  Finally, finally, I get all of that fixed, get her repainted and tada.. almost four weeks after I started, I am done!  All problems fixed as well.  I learned a lot making this dragon, enough that in the middle of my frustration with her, I made this little guy, White Dragon



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8 Feb 2008:-) Daniel Hunter
Very nice, I know what you mean about the eyes they’re so annoying to make out of clay. What kind of clay did you use for him/her?, sculpey, fimo, super sculpey? I love the colors!

:-) Kimberly Raptor Price Riley replies: "Super sculpey. And yeap, it’s a her. I liked the colors too. Thought the dark red would really pop with the olive."
8 Feb 2008:-) Matilda Hansson
Really good, I wish I was that good at make sculptures.

:-) Kimberly Raptor Price Riley replies: "Your drawings are great, so I bet you would be. Never know until you try. Took me a long time to learn to get to this stage, lots of mistakes, so I can honestly say, you do get better with practice."
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'Raptor Dragon Statue':
 • Created by: :-) Kimberly Raptor Price Riley
 • Copyright: ©Kimberly Raptor Price Riley. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Super, Statue, Sculpey, Raptor, Paint, Keepers, Dragon, Acrylic
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc
 • Techniques: Acrylics, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Clay, Pottery, etc
 • Submitted: 2008-02-07 01:08:06
 • Views: 1993
 • Resolution: 1078x658

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