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Posable Pearl Dragon (Multiple Views) by BeeZee-Art Posable Pearl Dragon (Multiple Views) by BeeZee-Art
It's hard to describe a creature as lovely as the Pearl Dragon. Pearl Dragons are medium to small creatures who live in the lush foliage around bodies of water. They spend most of their time on land, but are capable swimmers. Their bodies naturally create pearls which harden over time to form their stunning, unique scales.

Pearl dragons have been known to decorate their own hides by attaching found objects such as wire, gems, and small stones to themselves. Over time, the objects are covered in their pearl coating and incorporated into their scales.

This particular dragon is a subspecies of the pearl dragon family. These furred pearl dragons live in the colder climates of the far north and high in the mountains. Like their more aquatic ancestors, they still grow characteristic pearl scales, but only on their extremities. The rest of their body is covered in long, thick fur. It is assumed this fur is produced in much the same manner as their pearls, but this sub-species is so rare it has yet to be confirmed.

One odd behavior of the pearl dragon is the act of creating accessories from their own shed scales. It is believed this behavior beautifies the dragon and helps attract mates, but again, this has not been proven.

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Oh my gosh, I can't even... zomg. This doll was so difficult on many levels. I looked at a lot of tutorials. And did a lot of "winging it" and hoping for the best. It turned out both better and worse than I expected.

I expected it to fall apart and fail so that was a plus.

But it's also nothing like how I pictured it would look when I started out. It's almost like it sort of gained a life of its own while I was working. And because it's my art, I can find a lot of flaws in it.

I did learn a lot of valuable things.

- Duct tape well melt in the oven. But not horribly.
- You can cover clay in eye shadow and then bake it to make it shimmery and pretty.
- Xacto knives are amazing for cutting fur. Scissors are NOT.
- Trimming hair (or fake fur) is not as easy as it looks.
- Real white feathers, not actually that white.

I'm also really enjoying my "pearl dragon" species and my obsession will probably last at least until I use up this tube of pearl paint. I'm planning on making pearl snake dragons. Basically a snake body with a dragon head designed to wrap around the wrist, bed post, bottle of vodka sitting on your shelf, whatever. These would be smaller and more affordable and I could just sculpt heads all day which is my favorite part of any sculpture.

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As much as I want to keep her (sooo so badly), I need to make back her material cost so she is FOR SALE: [link]
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cinnamelon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question~ How did you make her posable?? * O * So superb!!!
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
She has a wire armature with stuffing wrapped around it and then the fur sewn on overtop of it all. The clay pieces are baked onto the armature so they stay.
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cinnamelon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So, superb~ It crazy good! And thanks by the way~
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elvenwillow Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Also, I see you like dragons and I happen to make dragons of my own. How do you feel about trades? (No offense meant by that, just wondering. If you don't it's completely fine.)
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wish I could do trades :( But since crafting is currently my only source of income, and I'm a full time student on top of that, I usually can't.
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elvenwillow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Fair enough :) I do want to commission you at some point, so I will let you know.
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elvenwillow Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
First time visiting your page and this is unbelievably adorable! It's almost cat-like with its poses and I LOVE its little ear feathers. Do you take commissions?
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^_^ I'm glad you like it.

I do take commissions, I have information about them here at the very bottom under Additional Policies and FAQs: [link]
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GuaranteedPhobia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
If i had to chose between a fancy new car and this
i would pick this
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome XD
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