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The Dragon by Dans-Magic The Dragon by Dans-Magic
a stylized dragon craving. hes 3.25 long and 1.5 inches tall.

dont think im going to cast him. thats alot of metal just for fun that i dont have to use for fun. so hell sit as a carving for now. which im just as happy with. if you want him finished note me an offer.

*EDIT* thank you kitten-of-woe! for the DD!! wow am shocked. and i have to clarify that im not casting him cuz it would cost about $6,000 in gold it would weigh 12 oz in gold. i could do him in silver but i dont want to (not cool enough), and i wouldnt touch any other metal or material. I work with silver and gold only.. thanks for all your support and love
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Given 2008-12-09
The Dragon by *Dans-Magic. Five different angles of an expertly carved dragon's head in wax, about 3 1/4" (8.25cm) by 1 1/2" (3.75cm). Due to the size of the dragon head and that the cost of silver has risen so high, the artist is hesitant in proceeding to cast him into silver. Someone please try and talk him into bringing this dragon to life! ( Suggested by The-Fab-Furry and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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Colorful-Chimera Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
When i was looking at this an idea popped into my head; you could totally make this into something almost like a cover for a stapler. You could make them out of either plastic or wax or even rubber then hollow them out to fit a stapler just right and then just custom paint them.
I mean, i know i would totally buy one like that, it would be so cool.
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Ancient-Hoofbeats Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student General Artist
You've been featured in an article called "Creation Creation: Arts & Crafts Feature"! [link]
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shadowcat-666 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
since it would be so expensive to do it all in a precious metal why not cast the base in a less precious metal then layer the more expensive one over that? Very nice work by the way i love the detail.
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
I wouldn't want to devalue the piece by using lesser metals. I'm still not sure what to do with this, I could hollow it out or leave it solid. When I started this it was for fun, not so much functional. Ive been told it should be a torc, a pipe, a shotglass, a massive pendant.

I could even do it in bronze which is an inexpensive metal but polishes up beautifully compared to pewter and it still holds some value (not alot of people do bronze work) so it would then be a one of a kind sculpture.
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shadowcat-666 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that's true, i was just trying to think of a way you could do it if you did eventually use it as part of a torc or something because i make jewelry myself too but not the metal casting kind, i dont have the funds yet to get into anything like that but someday i would like to.
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I bow to your skill at carving wax, i tried to carve ginryuu's dragon head but ive failed, i would love to get one or two made, i want to make a handle with the dragon head, i want to make a wax mould then a plaster casting then if its to my liking a metal cast, like a steel then nickle plate it or something
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Thanks. It really just takes practice. Dont give up because it didnt work the first time. Start small and get the basics down then work your way up trying harder pieces.
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2sai4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Pretty awesome!
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crystalofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you could use a lesser metal for casting and have him gold plated perhaps?
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I dont want to cheapen it. Im still not sure what im going to make him into. hes huge! i carved it just for fun, he may never be cast. I could do it in silver and plate it yes but plating wears off. gold is cool but so spendy right now and i dont know how nice he would look yellow...

ill cast him when I figure out what to do with him. haha
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