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    Dragon bust - Smaug - WIP (UPDATED 8-27)

    Hopefully, the first of a bunch of dragon busts I'd like to do. The next will be in Sculpey Firm though.

    This is loosely based on a few sketches I did earlier in the week, so I'm fleshing out, and changing details as I go. I'll take better pictures when it's closer to being finished.
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    Looking cool and very angry. Well done.
    Lets see the sketch as well ;-)
    How large is she? (he?)

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    thats one of the best dragons ive seen on here in a while

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    very very nice work.amazing detail.i 2nd aseyngel in wondering how big it is?

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    Hello Animachina,

    And welcome to CA!

    I'm a big lover of dragons and this is what i call an original dragon. It's beautifully done. Are you gonna show the sketches you done for this bust? And are you going to make an entire dragon sculpt? Well done my friend, excellent work.

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    great job. the dragon looks very real and i love the emotion that it portrays. you put an amazing amount of detail and because of that it gives the dragon more life. the mouth and teeth look vicious. i would also like to see the sketches as well. it'd be nice if you could do that for us. will you be adding a body or just keeping the head? any other new sculpture ideas, because im looking forward to seeing more new things from you. great job =]

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    I love dragons, and this one you are working on is awesome. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    Very nice. I am looking to do a bunch of dragons as well, especially smaug. Once the hobbit movie comes out the idea an image of smaug with forever be changed so I would like to come up with my own imagining before then.

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    Thumbs up

    Wow... I love dragons, nice work. Amazing detail.
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    that is a beautiful sculpt. well done. much better than I can manage.
    the only thing I can see as an issue is that the dragon looks too young to be smaug.
    I know I know, its all subjective, so take this with a grain of salt, but the way I see it, Smaug has very loose but scaly skin, he'd have more skin around his mouth, possibly hanging off his lower jaw, I'd expect many more smaller horns, and quite a bit of experience damage, to them. overall smoother skin (due to the wear of extreme age), more intelligence in the eyes, and teeth to match the horns... smaller, more of them, and some broken. as for placement of horns, and teeth I'd basically use the ones you have and imagine if they split onto groups of 3-5 smaller units. I'd give him lips, and a thinner tongue. all of this to give a sense of scale, and age.
    but man, it is a beautiful sculpt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eblu View Post
    that is a beautiful sculpt. well done. much better than I can manage.
    the only thing I can see as an issue is that the dragon looks too young to be smaug.
    I know I know, its all subjective, so take this with a grain of salt, but the way I see it, Smaug has very loose but scaly skin, he'd have more skin around his mouth, possibly hanging off his lower jaw, I'd expect many more smaller horns, and quite a bit of experience damage, to them. overall smoother skin (due to the wear of extreme age), more intelligence in the eyes, and teeth to match the horns... smaller, more of them, and some broken. as for placement of horns, and teeth I'd basically use the ones you have and imagine if they split onto groups of 3-5 smaller units. I'd give him lips, and a thinner tongue. all of this to give a sense of scale, and age.
    but man, it is a beautiful sculpt.

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    maybe the artist is envisioning a younger version of Smaug. Before he took over the dwarves ancestral home. you never know. i think it's possible to expand the vision of that which has been done before, even though reading your post i can totally see your point.

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    yeah, by all means, every interpretation is right.
    its just my 2 cents.

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    That is absolutely gorgeous! I too, am a dragon lover, and this sculpt is wonderful! It's got everything a dragon should have! Thank you for posting this!

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    I wouldnt change a thing... except place it in my livingroom. its beautiful.
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    8-27 In progress update

    Still a ways to go (and a whole other side!) but it's starting to come together.

    (Thanks for all the comments and compliments everybody! I haven't scanned any sketches in, but they're not much to look at - just loose thumbnail ideas)
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    amazing work man, great details on this.

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    Just keeps getting better and better! This is going to be one beautiful tribute to the genius of Tolkien. I sit in awe of your skill. Can't wait to see more!

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    Awesome details, looking forward to see the final result.

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    Seriously nice work there! very impressive, the details are so well excuted and have a great flow and flare to them, really looking forward to seeing this finished! do you have plans to paint it?

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    This is breathtaking, it's absolutely amazing!! Oh how I wish that I could have a sculpture like this in my room!

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    so much detail my eyes are bleeding! thats really great work. i cant wait to see the rest of the busts.
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    that has really come a long way in a very short time, I am seriously impressed!

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    I particularly like the texturing on the back of the neck. it emphasizes the neck spines well.

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    Very cool and powerful design, and nice sculpting. Lots going on.

    Good sharp photography, too.

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    damn!! amazing!!! beautiful!!

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    It is looking great. Reminds me of Todd Lockwood's dragons.
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    Wow, that's beautiful!

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    Sorry for my ignorance, but what kind of material did you use to create it?!?

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    That is a real fierce looking dragon!
    Tanatos that looks like super sculpey

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    Impressive, I don't get tired of looking at the details. I love it.

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