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Tapermache dragon WIP

Tapermache dragon WIP

Tapermache dragon WIP by Jadis
Tapermache dragon WIP by Jadis


This is hopefully going to look like a dragon by the end of the week. It started out as just a form on which to try a scale technique but I got carried away with sculpting.

It's a bottle from bottled water, wrapped in plastic grocery bags and a little aluminum foil, covered with really old dysfunctional masking tape I wanted to get used up.

Tomorrow I will probably cover it with paper mache , which Is glue and newspaper, then the next day I might add wings and horns and claws and such, and then that scale technique I wanted to try, 

I might also paint it.

I very rarely finish things like this when I start on them, but my grandson is out of town this week so I'm having some time time for more concentrated artworks this week

It's possible. 

i'm posting work in progress updates here

as of Saturday it's got one wing and a layer of papermache 

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Falconlobo on February 9, 2016, 5:02:37 PM

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Falconlobocool idea^^

Jadis on February 10, 2016, 9:32:05 PM

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Falconlobo on February 17, 2016, 2:28:06 PM

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Morpher on February 9, 2016, 8:52:35 AM

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MorpherThough this is just the base right now it looks so cool! I always thought of doing a full dragon in papermache like this but, well... haven't. (Maybe one day.) Anyways, I wouldn't have guess the stuff you used for making the dragon. What a good and creative use of materials! What's the scaling technique your going to try on this that you speak of? 

And I hope you do get to finish this. I sense that it'll be spectacular once fully fleshed out. :-)

Jadis on February 9, 2016, 9:09:17 AM

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Jadiswell, for a scale pattern, I intend to wrap it in the net bags fruit and onions come in [various sizes for different parts of the dragon] then cover that with glue and tissue paper, and then paint it in such a way that some of the colors deposit more in low areas, and others more in raised areas, which should hopefully produce and interesting scaled paper in the paint, similar to what I have done on easter egg with net and the thick paintable type of dye. but in the case the net will sill be there, providing texture, although it will mean the space between the scales will be raised rather than indented, so It may or may not actually be a good scale effect. I haven't tried t at all yet. 

Morpher on February 10, 2016, 7:10:51 PM

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MorpherHhmmm, I... am not sure on how this scaling method will turn out but, the results you are assuming to expect sound like a really interesting way to mimic and create scales. I look forward to the completion of this dragon and seeing the results of this scaling method. 

Firiel on February 9, 2016, 12:23:51 PM

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FirielAh, sweet. :) Nice going so far, I look forward to seeing the continuing product!

Jadis on February 9, 2016, 4:33:31 PM

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Jadisthanks, knowing someone is looking forward to it makes me more likely to actually do it.

TeeJay87 on February 9, 2016, 9:49:26 AM

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TeeJay87At first sight, I thought this dragon was carved from some material. After closer examination, indeed there's recognizable shape of bottle wrapped in paper.

*thumbsup for creativity. ;)

Jadis on February 9, 2016, 4:32:50 PM

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Rainbow-Dash-Rockz on February 8, 2016, 8:02:07 PM

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Rainbow-Dash-Rockzdraw arthur doing like dingodile

Rainbow-Dash-Rockz on February 8, 2016, 8:00:31 PM

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Rainbow-Dash-Rockznice art