Hi again. Time to assemble the White Tiamat dragon head. In my mind the white dragon should be more symmetrical, and maybe a bit prettier. Still fierce, but beautiful. Once again I started by adding the jaws to the neck.
As always, I use the shells from paper mache balls to build up the top of the head.
Using more paper mache shells, wadded paper, and masking tape, I added some nostrils, eye sockets and brows, and jowls. Have I told you how much I love masking tape? Yes, I know I have, many times. I don’t care. I love masking tape. As I said in my Papier Mache Monster book, I’d marry masking tape if it was human, and I wasn’t already married. I tend to overuse masking tape. Then again, isn’t that what you do with things you love?
I added some horns along the brows. Then I added some cloth mache eyelids. I also added the cloth to other parts of the face.
It’s time to take a look again at the official Dungeons and Dragons wallpaper. There is variation in the different paintings, but in most of them the White dragon has this long thingy at the back of the head. I know “thingy” isn’t the right word. But I don’t know what else to call it. It’s long and, in the wallpaper on the right, it has something akin to rings. It definitely is not a horn. Also note that, overall, the White dragon has fewer horns that the rest of the heads. And, as I mentioned earlier, it is more symmetric.
So I added the long thingy.
Then, using my cloth mache I added the rings and some texture.
Then I added scales on the neck. For this I consulted the written description of the White dragon. “The scales and limbs are heavy, making them seem ponderous.” So I made them heavy and ponderous, although I’m not exactly sure what it means to have ponderous scales.
I added spit wads along the ridge down the center of the head…
…and in various places on the rest of the face.
So here is the White dragon sans paint. It looks kind of goofy with the dark color of the spit wads. Those of course will be minimized when the paint is added.
So here is the bottom row of the Taimat before painting. Left to right, the Black dragon, the Red dragon, and the White dragon.
In case you haven’t been following, this Tiamat dragon is a commission for the Chromatic Dragon restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.
Thanks for following! See you for the Blue dragon next.