So at long last Dennis the Dragon is finished. And here's how I made him.
|I applied washes of watered down Yellow Iron Oxide, touches of diluted Quinacridone(Quin)Gold, Quin Red and Quin Burnt Orange and Sap Green. Once dry I began to wash over again with Prussian Blue Hue.|
|To sculpt his horns and eye,I used a pallet knife and white modelling paste and a dotting tool.|
|I Painted the whole background with white Gesso, then with a mixture of the red and gold paints used in step 1.|
|I applied Carbon Black paint to his horns. Then a mixture of red, gold, black and white to his eye. I also added more gold highlights to the fiery background and touches to the horns.|
|To give his eye a glassy look and add dimension I added liquid glass.|
|I worked on his eye a bit more, adding more crackle, and some then began working on the horns, adding PVA glue to start with (see info further down about what else I added to the glue).I also gave him some sparkly knashers to bite with....|
|And here is finished Dennis the Dragon...a bit buckled, after all he is only on a bit of scrap cardboard, and I used a lot of wet products and watery washes. Maybe I'll have a go again some time on canvas.|
Thanks for looking.