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Thunderhead Dragon by ApostacyArt Thunderhead Dragon by ApostacyArt
This is my latest work. Same old mix of Sculpey Firm and Super Sculpey. I tried a few new techniques I learnt from :iconemilysculpts:'s book in which she kindly shares some of the secrets of her beautiful work. I could have done a bit better on the wings but I am happy with the overall look, the colours were surprisingly tricky to paint considering they are so simple! They are my favourite colours at the moment too :)

EDIT: Took new photos with a lighter background which will hopefully make it easier to see :)
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ZebraChanWorkshop Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  New Deviant
Gosh, It's so adorable Heart :happybounce: 
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Thanks a lot! :heart:
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ZebraChanWorkshop Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  New Deviant
No problem! :D (Big Grin) 
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NathL-fr Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
beautifull!
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:iconapostacyart:
ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Thanks so much!
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ParadoxalOrder Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GODS! I so love this dragon! It's pure AWESOME!
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Thanks a lot, that's so kind of you!
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Coolsmarty Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh !!!!idk what to SAY!!!!
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:iconapostacyart:
ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thanks :hug:
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silverlunawolf6 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Woah. I'm beyond impressed. He's so lifelike, and very regal-looking. You put a LOT of work into the details, his horns look wonderfully textured, as does the fur. You even took the time to make each scale! All in all, he's a very handsome dragon!
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Thanks a lot! I wish he wasn't so hard to photograph but I am so glad you can see the detail in him, it took forever!
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silverlunawolf6 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can imagine! The paint job ALONE looks like it would have taken forever, considering how smooth the gradient is. Adding that to all the minute detail and you have a project that I would NOT have the willpower to finish. X)
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prezaurian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice color and musculature on this guy!
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:iconapostacyart:
ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thank you so much :)
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prezaurian Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome!
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is beautiful.! o.o do you mount them on the stand after they are baked?? just gorgeous work. love the scales and colors. 
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Most of them I mount after baking, just kind of find somewhere to drill a hole in and then use apoxie sculpt to make sure they are stable :)
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh thats a great idea ! thank you for sharing they are so natural looking. i bet its hard to sculpt them when they are not able to rest really on all fours or something
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Sure! It can be hard to sculpt when you have finer details that you need to sculpt and if it's fixed in place it can be a nightmare to get to some of those areas :) For most of them, I leave a piece of wire out their backs to use as a hook to hang them up so I don't accidentally smoosh anything. And it makes baking them a whole lot less stressful.
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hanging them. o.o thats a really great idea. 
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Sumikari Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
thats amazing!! your wings are so fantastic :iconcannotevenplz:
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:iconapostacyart:
ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thank you very much! :heart:
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ShadowsFire87 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Your works are amazing
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:iconapostacyart:
ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thank you, that is so kind of you to say! :)
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yakuzadragon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very awesome work <3
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Thank you so much :)
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ianessom Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013   Digital Artist
nice work
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thanks :)
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Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! It's great! I love the face and the horns! And the tail too! 
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:iconapostacyart:
ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you so much!
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samdejesus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful work! one question, if i may: where do you get the clear plastic supports from?
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:iconapostacyart:
ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Thanks so much! You have a fantastic gallery, I really like your style. The rods I just get off ebay, have a look for clear acrylic rods :)
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icedragonsheart Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
lovley
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Thanks!
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icedragonsheart Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
welcome
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
OOou! It's a little hard to see against the dark background but I really like its muscle and scale detail. Nice!
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thanks for the feedback! I was slightly concerned about that exact issue, I might have to sneakily take some new pictures on a light background. :)
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LittleFatDragons Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow, that's gorgeous!
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks! :)
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LurriPidragon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazingly detailed! Love it!
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thank you for your kind comment :heart:
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PenndragonBazaar Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! :)
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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PenndragonBazaar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
you're welcome. ;)
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Pythiadelphie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   General Artist
Very nice work. I really enjoy the colour scheme and the dynamic pose :)
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thank you very much :hug:
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Pythiadelphie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome :D
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AstaraBriarart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! love this! <3 ^.^
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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks!
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