Here’s where I give away one of my guilty pleasures. I am a “Game of Thrones” fan (adapted from the book “A Song of Fire and Ice” by George R.R. Martin). I’ve read all the books and watched the series on HBO. I don’t usually do this kind of thing, but I’ve decided to make a few of the main characters. Well, three of the characters that I think are the main ones, the three little dragons that were born with Dani in the big bonfire at the end of season. One will be completely hatched, one partially hatched, and one still in the egg. I will need three eggs for this project. I’ll start with those.
I added the paper mache and let them dry. It turns out that these balloons didn’t quite give me the shape I wanted. They weren’t quite dragon eggs.
So I sliced them down the middle and pushed on side under the other.
Then I added paper to fill in the gaps. Of course I’m obsessive with my masking tape and paper. I kept adding paper here and there until I got the egg the exact shape I wanted.
I made three of these. Again, getting them to be the same size and shape was much more challenging than I expected.
I added cloth mache to the jaws. Then I made a little tongue and added cloth. Then I painted. It’s always easier to paint the jaws before assembling the head.
Cute little jaws.
I added cloth mache to the faces. Then I promptly changed my mind about the shape of the head. I added a bridge between the forehead and the nose. I wanted the face to be more round. Such a change is kind of silly I suppose. It’s just a matter of taste.
(PS. For those of you who are watching the TV series, I hope you loved the scene where Drogon, as a young juvenile, took care of the slave owner.)(PSS. Yes, I’m also making juvenile Drogon. I want him.)(But mine won’t shoot fire. Damn. )
Game of Thrones- Dani’s Paper Mache Babies finished
Here are the two little dragons. I guess I ended up melding the way they looked on the TV series and the way they are described in the books. Drogon is basically black with red markings. He looks a lot like the famous photo of him sitting on Dani’s shoulder right after the fire.
Viserion is cream colored with gold on the horns and spines and black teeth. It was quite a challenge making the full dragon so that it would fit into the egg. Here are a photos. I think he is cute.
You will just have to trust me that Rhaegal is still inside his green egg. If you’d like to watch the time-lapse making of this project, you can find it here.
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