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Young Oriental Dragon Copper Patina by Reptangle Young Oriental Dragon Copper Patina by Reptangle
This is the Young Oriental dragon decked out in his slightly distressed looking "copper patina" finish.
This paint scheme was designed as a way to make use of slightly imperfect castings. The color has become popular enough that we now sometimes use good castings for this color!

He has sparkly teal eyes that match the patina color and tiny gold-plated pewter horns. He is playing with a dichroic chrystal globe.
This dragon is a gypsum casting of my original sculpture produced by Windstone Editions. He is about 5 1/2 inches long.
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rasenth Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Godddddddd so freaking adorable! I swear once I get a job, I'll buy one of your sculptures!!! *3*
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Turquoise eyes are perfect for this one. :)
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AmyMarieArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Amazing sculpture! Cute, but not too cute, just the right amount of cute C:
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tanlaithial Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow... the teal and copper are perfect together here! I'm still deciding how to do my own PYO Keeper...
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely adorable! :love:
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Raptor85 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwh Gorgoues!
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful detail!
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violet-plude Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
The copper patina looks fantastic.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the verdigris effect on his fluffy bits. :D
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bonefish Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When you say a casting is imperfect, what exactly are the imperfections? Genuinely curious - I can't see anything wrong with this guy, but I also don't know what kinds of issues I should be looking for. I'm guessing that imperfect casts don't capture all the details, or maybe leave behind bumps/lumps/cracks.

This is a neat color scheme, and I like the tinges of blue patina along the edges.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Usually there are either small pin holes or "water marks" which show up on the underside of the pieces. These defects are perfect if they are colored with patina, because that is just the way weathered metal looks.
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bonefish Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, neat! Sounds like the patina is a perfect match. It would be a shame for such nice pieces to be rendered unusable by those little casting imperfections, so it's great that you've found a way to incorporate them into the color scheme.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
The aged look is wonderful. Could be alive could be an ancient treasure :)
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Dryft-Art Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is he for sale? I adore him!
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Squeaker66 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg he's so cute! I just love his little horns :D beautiful work!
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SilverSongAlchemist Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
whats a patina?
and whats it for?
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
In this case, patina is that verdigris that forms on copper and bronze when they become oxidized.[link]
That's why the Statue of Liberty is greenish. Old copper things can turn bright teal green in color.
This paint scheme just looks like patina; it is really just acrylic paint.
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SilverSongAlchemist Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ok thanks for the clarification
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