Hi everyone. Well, this has been another case of ADHD art. I started on Drogon, but ended up making a zombie dragon. I was planning to do that for Halloween. But I just got swept up in it. So let me show you a little of this one, then I’ll get back to work on Drogon.
Just because you are my blog followers I’ll be honest and tell you that I would do this differently if I were to do it again (even though I kind of want to because I’m compulsive, I won’t be doing this again). I envisioned one side of him that was a little less rotten so that you could see what the dragon would have looked like pre-zombie. That became this side.
But then I wanted a side that was more rotten. That’s turned into this side. See, you can see the skull and lots of sinew and rotten stuff.
But now I wish I’d made him much more radically rotten on both sides with more sinew and bone and maybe some veins showing all over. Still, over all I’m happy with how this project turned out. Rather than being creepy it turned out quite pretty. I always say this, but I’m going to say it again anyway, this dragon is much nicer looking in person. There are many subtleties in the color the camera just didn’t pick up. For example it’s hard to tell that the holes on the neck are really deep and that the sinew has many colors in it. Here’s a close up to show you what I mean.
See what I mean? And it’s really hard to see the nice movement in the neck. Look at it from underneath (I’d just finished the breast plates).
And I added some lights behind the eyes. It seems a little goofy. The eyes are really nice without lights. I had Robert from Masterpiece eyes (www.MasterpieceEyes.com.) make them for me. They are soft and I noticed that they diffused light really well. So I added the l.e.d.s behind them. They really do turn the eyes a very nice glowing red. So I take my previous comment back. They aren’t too goofy. They are kind of cool especially with the lights low.
Finally, I did make a video of this project if you are interested. You can find it here: http://youtu.be/7dhYR3R6tQ4
Okay, so now I’ll get back to Drogon. Thank you for your patience!