fantasy dragon sculpture

Tiny Dragons Art Book 🐉 | Book Look

I'm excited to announce that the Kickstarter for the "Tiny Dragons" art book is going on now through April 12, 2018! It features a wide range of styles and mediums to make everyone's favorite winged magical creature and the work's by over 200 artists from around the world. The project is headed by long-time dragon art aficionado, Jon Schindehette of the ArtOrder and former art director for Dungeons & Dragons.

 

 

The styles of art range from traditional drawing and painting, cartooning, origami, and there's even some sculptural pieces. The art book Kickstarter's actually comprised of three books:  "Tiny Dragons", "Not So Tiny Dragons", and "Tiny Dragons by Tiny People". The "Tiny Dragons" book features dragons of a more playful, cute variety. "Not So Tiny Dragons" contains art that often expresses the more terrifying or dangerous aspects of these marvelous beasts. Lastly, "Tiny Dragons by Tiny People" are dragons created by the hands of young artists under the age of 13 that capture the imagination of the young at heart. Both "Tiny" and "Not So Tiny Dragons" are hardbound books of over 120 pages each, "Tiny Dragons by Tiny People" is a soft cover book and all three can be had for the great price of just $30 USD in a lovely, firm slip case.

 

This is a digital mock-up of what the books and slip case will look like.

This is a digital mock-up of what the books and slip case will look like.

If this project looks like something you or a loved one would enjoy, you can get your book or book set on Kickstarter here:  http://bit.ly/TinyDragonsYT through April 12, 2018. I'd also greatly appreciate it if you would consider helping spread the word about the project with other dragon enthusiasts!

An interior view of a "Tiny Dragons" book.

An interior view of a "Tiny Dragons" book.

A Dragon is Born: Making A Poseable Mixed Media Dragon Art Doll 🐉

It feels so good to finally post a finished fantasy art doll project. In this last installment (for making the dragon anyway) in this St. George & the Dragon piece, I show the final steps for making a poseable mixed media dragon art doll. Once the polymer clay head was sculpted, painted with acrylic paints, the larger part of making this fantasy art doll involved sewing, lots and lots of sewing. I can find sewing unto itself a challenge with making visually pleasing seams and heck, I often find threading a needle and efficiently tying-off a seam to be a difficult at times, but you get to do crafting on hard-mode when you try to do these things with protruding spikes or wire for your thread to snag on!

 

Watch Part 3 in the St. George & the Dragon Piece | Making A Poseable Mixed Media Dragon Art Doll 🐉:

 

In next week's video, I'll be working on crafting a young St. George art doll where I'll be sculpting the figurine's polymer clay head. If you have any suggestions for future fantasy artdolls for me to work on, I'll happily take you suggestions in the comments below or on YouTube.

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Taking Flight with my First (Solo) YouTube Video with a Dragon Head Sculpt!

I've spent the last few months getting things together to bring this first polymer clay art doll tutorial (as well as many others). In this first video, I'm making a dragon head sculpt with Sculpey and in future videos I'll show you more of my process for making poseable art dolls. The head is sculpted with a few stainless steel clay sculpting tools and, more often then you would think, is shaped by my fingers. When I'm all done, this dragon artdoll will be for a St. George & the Dragon illustration.

 

Watch Part 1 in the St. George & the Dragon Piece | Dragon Head Sculpt with Clay:

 

The majority of my future videos will focus on fantasy characters from mythology and folk-lore, I've got some fey characters lurking in my sketchbook waiting to be brought to life. I've thought about doing fan art of characters I love, but I'm still not 100% sure I will- I'd love to make a Daredevil (and a bunch of the other Defenders characters) or The Rhino from Spider-Man (The Rhino's costume is just ridiculous!) or maybe if I do make them, I'll re-imagine them as fitting into more of a fantasy setting. What do you think? I'd also love to make the time to play around with stop-motion animation with my poseable art dolls.

 

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