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two golden dragons by Reptangle two golden dragons by Reptangle
This dragon is called the "Lap Dragon". She is a well groomed pet dragon that never has a scale out of place. These are two versions of her, painted in golden acrylic paint. One is bright gold, the right hand one has had much more dark brown shading added. The brighter dragon was one of a special signed editions.
She has golden pewter horns and glass eyes . She is about 10 inches long.
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The-Cynical-Unicorn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student General Artist
This is lovely! I might like to see a little more shading like with your others but maybe that's just the way the light makes this one look. I love how you make the eyes!
Featherfishes Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've really wanted to ask you, where do you get/ how do you do the eyes?
Reptangle Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
We buy the blank glass eyes from a manufacturer, in bulk. We paint them with glass paint and fire them in a kiln, so that the paint is fused right onto the glass eye. The glass eyes slip into the eye sockets of the sculpture and get glued in place after the piece is painted.
Similar glass eyes to the ones we use can be purchased from a taxidermy supply, such as "Van Dykes". They are called concave/convex bird eyes.
Featherfishes Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. if i ever get into sculpting, i'll have to keep that in mind. thanks for answering me too!
eien-no-musouka Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I have this one in red and gold.
dragonmissy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i have her in peacock :D shes fabulous
lepolepo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
amazing work reptanglian!
liltattpussycat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
this is the one i want i have the male
OpalSkye Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the one on the right more, seems to have more solidity to it - almost real. Whereas the one on the left, being slightly paler looks fragile and lighter (in a sense of weight).

I wouldn't say no to either though ;)

I really love all of your designs and sculptures; it's awesome having the opportunity to see your comments and thoughts during the crafting process too ^^

Thank you for sharing these :D <3
Treyos Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A beautiful piece. My cats would be jealous if I let it sit in my lap, though.
jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeeze those are so pretty...... <3
Falcolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Sooo prettyyy :heart:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors on this one. :)
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have one of the lighter-colored gold laps,and signed :) It's one of my fave pieces.
Tarliman Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is this your sculpture work? If so, nicely done and well detailed. How was the casting done? What material lies under the gilding?
Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry, I didn't see you question!
These are castings of my original sculpture. They are cast gypsum (dense plaster) that has been poured into a rubber silicone mold.
So, under the gold they are plaster, but it is heavy, rock-hard plaster not the light chalky kind.
Tarliman Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For a casting, the detailing is amazing. You spend some time cleaning up the casting after it's released from the mold, like you would greenware? My apologies for taking up your time without the ability to support the artist, but being a fellow artist, I'm broke...
Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
These do get a little clean-up on the bottom edge, though you can't do much with cement once it is cast!
Most of the stuff we make is gypsum. These get cleaned up in a way very similar to green ware, but it is harder to do because you can't use a wet sponge to smooth the seam lines. Everything needs to be sanded or scraped.
Hey, getting to talking to other artists is why I'm here!
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