This dragon is about 7inches tall. Made from sapele, maple, walnut, and blood wood. I lost count on how many pieces are in it because of the scales. The back and front scales were boiled in water and formed to the piece.
I wish I was better at taking pics, so the grain of the wood showed better. I'm just soooo happy to be done with a project I run outside, take a pic and than sit and rest. (Tooo many scales) By the way thank you for all the favs. It's a nice complement, I've seen your work and love the color in you art.
I find a pic of a dragon I like and draw the shape on basswood. Cut and round with a rasp file. I cut paper scales out before I make them out of wood. When the scales are the way I want, I'll cut them out of different wood and start to glue. I hope to make a tutorial on my last dragon bust.
This would look good hanging over a victorian fireplace. Now if it were just a larger size. Yes, I can see all the time it took to create this and get everything to sit just right, and hand making every piece. Good job.
Thank you. I like the idea of making it larger because if this is the detail in a small one, than imagine making one 2"x 2". The problem is that I use end scraps from others projects. Maybe when I get ready to sell these I'll start making them bigger. Thanks again.