Hi again. Well, here is the assembly of the fifth and last head of my Tiamat Dragon commission. I have to mention that I made some changes to a couple of heads after getting some information from Amy. She sent me a document with some more photos of the dragons. It turns out that the Blue dragon has some very distinctive, large ears. So I replaced the horns on the Blue dragon and added those ears. I also made some small changes to the Red and White dragons. I’ll show you those changes in a later post. I’ll focus this post on the Green dragon head.
As usual, I put the jaws and tongue together first. Then I used paper mache shells to build the forehead…
… and a rudimentary nose.
Speaking of noses… I liked the crinkled look on the wallpaper on the left, but I also liked the more smooth version on the right.
So I tried both. In the end I preferred the smoother version. But who knows, I may change my mind. Everything is tentative until I crate these up for shipping.
One of the main features of the Green dragon is a big, beautiful spine. Right down my alley! That’s what I added. I also sculpted some little indentations around the eyes and temples that I saw in the wallpapers. I like these brown eyes. They will look good with the green color I think.
Time to add the all important horns. I wanted each dragon to have a distinctive horn shape. I decided to give these horns a twist, kind of a spiral shape. I’m happy with them.
I added these horns along the brow, the chin (you can see those below), and the jowls.
Time to add the cloth mache skin. The wallpapers showed a different kind of breast plate for the Green dragon. They look more like scales to me. I made some hexagonal plates for the breast.
Then I added cloth mache lips and eyelids.
I also like the kind of scale on this wallpaper.
This is my interpretation of that pattern. Again, I just used paper mache shells for these. That gave them a bumpy kind of texture. I covered them with cloth mache.
So here is the assembled Green dragon.
And here is the Green dragon with the rest of the heads.
Next, painting! Thanks for stopping by!