working on new dragons

I should, depending on my schedule this weekend, have 2 more Guardian dragons finished and listed on Monday.

A snow white one named Winter, and a Peacock one named (?) Moria.

Madeira – Guardian Shoulder Dragon – Sold

This is Madeira, … named after a favorite wine, although she prefers to be called “Maddy”.

Artisan crafted from a burgundy with black scales lycra velvet fabric. I chose a black lycra velvet for her back spine, inner ears, belly and spiral wrapped horns. I used a burgundy Panne velvet for her under wings.
Madeira has a dyed red fox fur mane (Yes, she is a Ginger dragon) and teal blue eyes.

I used a burgundy texture paint for her face nubs and claws. She has a nose ring, name tag and bell.

Hellebore, Guardian Shoulder Dragon – Sold

This is Hellebore, she is such a magical dragon.

Artisan crafted from a midnight purple lycra velvet fabric. I chose an orchid lycra velvet for her back spine, inner wings, and spiral wrapped horns. I used a dusty lilac panne velvet for her belly and inner ears.
I chose an orchid lycra velvet for her inner wings , spiral wrapped horns and back spine points.

Hellebore has an orchid long ostrich boa mane and teal blue eyes. She is very fetching.
I used a black texture paint for her face nubs and claws. She has a name tag and bell.

 

Storm- Pixie Dragon – Sold

This is Storm – a blue, single wing set – Pixie Dragon

Pixie dragons are very fast, and are often ridden by the Fae.

Storm’s body and wings are made from a blue-swirled lycra velvet, matched with a light blue lycra velvet for his belly and inner ears. He has bright teal eyes. I used a teal texture paint for his face nubs and claws, and a multi grey feather boa for the mane.

The wings are wired and have a span of 18-20 inches.

The Pixie dragons bodies – measured from her nose, over the head, along the back to the tail tip is approximately 40 inches long. With an armature of beaded wire. the legs and arms are fully wired and are sewn in place and secured with crystal beads.

Morpheus Guardian Shoulder Dragon- has sold

This is Morpheus, … some dragons claim your heart when they are hatched, and he has mine.

Artisan crafted from a purple with black scales lycra velvet fabric. I choose a black lycra velvet for his back spine, ears, and spiral wrapped horns. I used a violet Lycra velvet for his belly and under wings. Morpheus has a long black fur mane and teal blue eyes. He is stunning. I used a black texture paint for his face nubs and claws. Comes with a name tag and bell.

Happy July 4th

Rowen has found his new home, and will be heading there soon.

Almost the 4th of July…wow where has the summer gone ?

Currently I’m dog sitting  (Luci, my daughter’s family dog) while they are on a trip.   Both Luci and Druid are terrified of fireworks, last night there were so many fireworks going off it sounded like a war zone. Both doggies had their medication and thankfully slept in until 7am.

I will be listing dragons next week,  on the  6th….these will likely be the last dragons until September.

I have plans to create a “dragon Pattern” to sell in 2018… I’m going to start with the Nipper since it is retired.  If it takes off then I’ll progress to other patterns of dragons and mythological creatures.

I hear PDF patterns are popular, but paper ones will be available too.

Dragon Info – armature, wire and dragons

The wire in a Reiver or any dragon should bend pretty well, you just don’t want to bend it back and forth repeatedly, as for the armature (link below) they say it can bend up to 28 degrees.  The smaller armature on the left is what is in a Reiver; I bent it as much as I could before it would snap apart, and took the pic below.  It is very sturdy and you will feel resistance when it has reached the bending limit. I use the larger armature in the larger dragons.

You can position the arms and legs, just don’t spin them around in one direction, since that would tighten the thread to the point of breakage. You should be able to turn the legs back towards the tail and have a stand up (like a dog) on her back legs and the tail should be down, it will take a bit of tweaking to get the dragon balanced.  You can position the back legs to be apart.   You’re trying to archive a tripod using the back legs and the tail. I’ll need to come up with a “How to pose a dragon” demo in the near future.

underside of the dragon’s feet, for standing

A Shoulder Dragon and can rest upon your shoulder.  The feet should be slightly cupped to fit upon your shoulder, drape the tail down your back and up and over to your opposite shoulder for balance.  Feel free to turn the head and position it, the armature should be able to take a lot of positioning.

Sea Dragon Badenoch

Badenoch was a new Sea Dragon design; I had found the perfect fabric for a sea Dragon.

Badenoch is 58” measured from the nose to the tail, going down the neck and along the back. The Price was $289.00, Plus shipping. I actually have a few more cut out in this fabric waiting for me to work on, there is an amazing amount of top stitching and hand sewing involved with a Sea Dragon.Badenoch is about the same length as a Royal Dragon, but thinner with swimming wings, fins and a fluke tail.

 

I haven’t made a Royal in a while, but here is a pic of one.  A Royal Dragon has a larger armature, plumper body and bigger wings; they currently cost $325 with shell claws and $285 without shell claws.

Royal Clawed Dragon

 

As for “Baby Dragons”, the Nipper dragon is currently retired, but I do sell many other smaller dragons, Sprite, Imp, Moth, and Moon.  I will hatch a few of these this summer.

The Nipper dragons could not ride on a shoulder, so I designed the Pixie Dragons – which can.

 

http://www.jeton.com.tw/en/product/product_detail-5

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1179409045

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Guardians, a Reiver and a Pixie to compare for sizes

Avatar- Royal Guardian with shell horns and claws

Size comparison Pixie Reiver and Guardian

group shot

Chandraki- Guardian size, I used larger eyes and added a nose ring.

Chandraki and Avatar

shell claws , usually only on Royals

Sadly, I don’t have a Royal right now to add to the group pics….

Every dragon is an individual, the sculpting gives each face it’s own personality.

 

Magpie has arrived safely, and is well loved

Sea Dragon, Badenoch

Fluke tail

went with an ostrich boa and wired antlers.

I forgot to post finished pics of “Badenoch”, He turned out wonderfully and I will try to hatch his siblings- in 2018.