Hey all. I know that some people have been waiting for the time-lapse video of the Tiamat Dragon (while others have seen enough of this thread). I finally finished it. I had to edit 180+ videos which is why it took so long. If you want to see the video just click on the photo. Coincidentally, they unveiled the project last night, New Year’s Eve, at The Chromatic Dragon restaurant in Savannah, Georgia. I’m always extremely relieved when one of my projects survives the shipping.
Happy New Year to you all! I hope you make lots of art in 2016!
Wow! This project has been going on since last year!
Thanks Daniel. Yes, I’ve been working on this since the summer. But it was five projects so its understandable. take care
AWESOME! I am mesmerized by this time-lapse video. Shared it to my Facebook page. Am really jealous of your talent!
I’m glad you like the video Nina! It’s always a lot of work so I’m glad when people say they appreciate them. Thank you.
Hey you are truly gifted. I so love and admire your works, when I was younger I too did pieces, Not as beautiful as yours and I didn’t realize they were art. But watching you, the work the hours. I know how hard and pains taking your creatures are. One year I did the wild Things. They were so cool, Will you branch out too. Love dragons obviously but I know creative adventurers need to grow. So I am curios. I so appreciate you sharing your talent with me. Warm wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year.
You are very sweet Melanie. Thank you for the nice remarks. I never know where I’m going to go next. I love the Wild Things book. I used to do art projects surrounding that book when I taught elementary. Monsters and kids go together. Take care
Happy New Year, Dan, to you, your family and the cats! What a stupendous achievement these dragons are, congratulations! Now for 2016! WooHoo! Can’t wait!
Thanks Carol! Same to you. I’m glad the project is done. Time to move on to other things. Take care
Happy new year! Great job. I love the painting! I hope your beautiful work arrived safely to the destination. Your work is really incredible.
Hey Lori. Happy New Year to you too! Glad you like this. I’m happy to get to some other projects that have been put on hold. They did arrive and are on the wall. Yeah!
What could be better than a dragon? Why, five dragons, of course. Great work, Dan!
Thank you for making and sharing your video.
Thanks Lyman! Yes, they made it to their destination and are up on the wall. I’m very relieved.
Happy New Year to you!
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
You are very welcome Angie! Happy New Year!
Wow!!! I loved watching you make these beauties….the green one is still my favorite!! They are awesome!!
Thanks Beth! Glad you like that one. I was the most worried about that one. So that makes my day.
I’m glad to see that your clients appreciate this amazing work of art, any praise you got from anyone on this piece is well earned! This is a great work of art, thanks for putting in the effort to take us along!
Thank you as always Grumpmeister! You are very welcome! It’s always nice to hear from you!
Congratulations on 50,000 subscribers on YouTube, Dan! Hope the channel keeps getting more subscribers and more viewers! Keep making great art!
Thank you Grumpmeister! Actually, I just saw that this morning. I’m very flattered that people want to watch these videos. I’m back to work on my dragon like dragonfly. I’ll try to get something posted here soon. Hope all is well with you.
oi Dan ?!? desculpe -me o fato de não falar inglês porem quero admitir que sou super fã seu !!!!!! sou do Brasil de uma cidade chamada Olinda no nordeste do paíz, terra de mutos artesões e pintores , sem esquecer dos bonecos gigantes do carnaval que são tão aclamados por aqui . Conheço o papel machê há 20 anos , praticamente desde os 14 anos de idade ,porem deixei de praticar já fazem uns 15 anos ,entretanto assistindo aos seus videos , algo reacendeu em mim vendo os seus troféus e me inspirou também à fazer um pra mim , claro que não chegará sequer aos pés das suas obras ,que por sinal são fantásticas !!!!!!!!!!!! muito obrigado por servir de inspiração tanto para mim quanto para todos que lhe admiram , espero poder te enviar uma foto do meu troféu quando estiver pronto!!! feliz ano novo pra você, sua família, pro Max e seus dragões !!!!!!! felicidades!!!!
Olá Janderson. Muito obrigado pelas amáveis palavras. Estou muito feliz que você gosta de meu trabalho. Sim, o Brasil tem uma longa tradição de arte papel machê. Eu amo os grandes personagens do carnaval! Eu espero que você decidir voltar para ele. Boa sorte!
Do you use the same recipe for the cloth or do you have a separate recipe?
Hello Oreta. I use white glue, like Elmer’s, for the cloth.
I’m a huge fan of your work and im still just a novice at paper mache. I was wondering how do you make your eyes for the dragons? or do you buy them? they look really good and i was curious. Thank much!
Hello Krystal. Thanks for the nice note. I buy the eyes from taxidermy companies. You can find them all online. If you google “glass eyes taxidermy” you’ll see lots to choose from. Good luck