This was a fun one since I really didn’t have anything in mind other than a dragon. It was probably working on the sea turtle that made me think of a water dragon.
The interesting thing is that it didn’t turn out much like a dragon… I started with a dolphin head, and it just went on from there, ending up looking more like a sleek prehistoric beast instead. That’s the great thing about sculpting fantasy creatures, you can let the clay take over, without worrying about making it look like anything specific.
If you like this sort of sculpture, and you’re in the RI area, I’ll be teaching a class April 8th on sculpting dragons at the Wickford Art Association.