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February 22, 2012
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Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX L120
Shutter Speed
10/400 second
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F/4.5
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19 mm
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400
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Feb 22, 2012, 1:25:02 PM
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Scaling progress by SlateGray Scaling progress by SlateGray
A good portion of the face is done. Scaling around the eyes is a bit tricky, I feel the individual clay particles would look more natural even smaller right around them, but it is very difficult molding them any smaller than I've been doing.
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:icon1stqueenofhalloween:
Group Critique: The scaling is looking wonderful, but reading about your trouble with doing around the eye, may I suggest starting from the tail and working up? A really good friend, and wonderful sculptor told me to do that while I was working on mine. Unfortunately, I had already started around the eyes first.

Also, perhaps you could make the scales larger in the middle, and smaller as they go? I notice they are mostly the same size and it doesn't really look natural.

All that aside though, it is looking really cool. <3 I think he/she is adorable. :) I hope that helped.
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SlateGray Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yeah, the newer dragon I uploaded here a little while ago was scaled from the tail up. It did work better. :) For this one, I did intend to make the scales around the middle a bit larger, but I went smaller than planned just out of force of habit (it gets so automated/repetitive rolling all those little balls of clay!) The wings seem to have obscured the body scales in the final photos I uploaded. Because the back was feathered, you have to look at the sides and underneath to see them, and it was hard to get a good angle for a shot and still have a decent photo to represent the piece with.

Anyhow, thanks for the much appreciated critique! :)
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:icon1stqueenofhalloween:
Yeah I was looking at the finished piece, and it looks great either way. :D O gawd I know the scaling can be repetitive, I was trying to not get into the zone when I was working on mine.

Your welcome, I hope it did help even though you were already done with the piece. lol
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FatCaiman Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great so far! :D
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Bytemebebe Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow they're so teeny tiny! :omg: You have LOADS of patience, & it's paying off so beautifully!! :highfive: awesome job! :la::w00t:
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:iconmatildademedici:
*is very impressed*
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SlateGray Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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KukkiisArt Feb 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very beautiful. I'm starting to work with super sculpey next week making an alien-queen ... I really love the scales you made... I hope I'll also be able to... ^^
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SlateGray Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that sounds like quite a project. Good luck! And thank you. :)
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KukkiisArt Feb 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much ♥ I'll give my best.
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