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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Dragon eye altered journal cover

Just think Smaug the dragon waking up in that classic scene from the Hobbit. That was my inspiration for these journal covers.



I made the eyes by handcasting resin in a mould and and then building around it using clay and some texture stones. I painted the eyeballs with acrylic paint and once dry applied a couple of coats of Glossy Accents.

Before I applied them to the mountboard cover, I used texture paste through stencils to add background texture.

Once I stuck on the eyes and built round with clay, I also added some texture stones, metal cogs and some coins. This was to give the idea of Smaug laying on all the treasure.


I decided this one was a water dragon so coloured him with a base of blue.


After painting with the base colours, using starlight paint, I then rubbed over with different coloured guilding waxes to pick up on all the textures.



I really love them and am in the process of making more and I decided to do something similar on a canvas. But you'll have to wait to see that one as I think that might take a while to complete.

Challenges:
Rhedds creative spirit.-august-challenge ( it is a board cover, but if not allowed I apologise)






12 comments:

  1. This is amazing work! I wouldn’t even know where to begin but I love it and it really speaks to my love of fantasy

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  2. Fantastic work.Thank you for joining us at the RCS Challenge. - Priya Satish DT

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  3. This technique is fabulous. Wonderful creation! Thank you for sharing with us at the Brown Sugar Challenge.

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  4. Stunning artwork...love them..
    Thank you for joining in with our August challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

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  5. WOW amazing book covers great Dragons eyes and fabulous surrounding texture---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

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  6. Oh wow, this is just amazing! Such a fantastic idea, and I wish I could work with clay like that! Really awesome. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  7. WOW WOW WOW!! This is absolutely incredible, words fail me!! Amazing!! xxx

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  8. Unique design! TFS it with BSChallenge~

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  9. Oh my god! This is just wonderful. The process of getting to the finish must have been a joy. You must be soooo pleased with them and have many eager buyers. X

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  10. Congratulations you are one of this week’s Top Rockers and a winner at 613 Avenue Create - don’t forget to pick up your badge from the Top Rocker page.

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