Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hatchling, Ready for Make-Up

I have been on such a roll with this little guy - here he is with the rest of his muscles and skin applied, and his wings assembled and attached. I tried to take a good sample of photographic views of him, as he is different depending on how you look at him.


His pose turned out exactly the way I envisioned him in my mind, which is a rare achievement for me. My intent was to capture a fire lizard at the moment of his hatching, ready for Impression. (I am a huge fan of The Dragon Riders of Pern series of books by Anne McCaffrey - I have always wished for a fire lizard for my very own, LOL.)


I am also pretty happy with the way his wings turned out, though they ended up getting a little thicker than I wanted. If I try this technique again I will do it just a little different. Even so, they are wonderfully translucent -- see the backlight shining through?


Here is one last view of the detail of the texture of his egg. This was made using techniques and instructions developed and written by the wonderful Julianne Sizemore.


I love it when a plan comes together!

11 comments:

Jean Bernard said...

oh my! your dragon and egg is awesome! absolutely wonderful JudiA ! love the unicorn too!
Have fun
Jean

Sue said...

This is absolutely stunning. I just can't say enough about this fabulous work!

BumbleVee said...

wow....did he ever come together Judi...he's great! He is imprinting on you right now! he is your very own little fire dragon.. I don't know the Pern series...but, they look interesting.... I may have to give one a read.

the texture of the egg is amazing...

Jennifer Rose said...

ooh very nice! :D perfect little fire lizard.

I loved those books when I was younger, couldn't get enough of them. Should probably go back and reread the series...

Kerry said...

Yes, he came out fabulous, love his wings and his egg too! Wonderful work!!

Sandy said...

He is wonderful!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow how awesome can this be!! I absolutely love it what a talented lady you are.

Judi W. said...

Oh - he's just perfect! I'd love a fire lizard too! I think I've read ALL her books .. now Pern is her son's!

Linda Fleming said...

Wow Judi! This is an amazing piece of work! Aren't just thrilled with it?

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Wow, love the wings that you made for him!

Bear said...

oh me oh my Judi your dragon is AMAZING - Exquisite- UNREAL- oooooh he looks so lifelike- what did you do to make his wings so translucent and I adore his bony hatches going down his back etc man alive this is one absolutely brilliant dragon LOVE HIM
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxox