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The Ultimate List of 45 of the Most Talented Clay Dragon Sculptors on Instagram

by Michele Thymmons

Affiliate Disclosure - this article contains affiliate links, which means I will make a commission at no extra cost to you, should you click through and make a purchase. Of note, I make it a point to not be an affiliate of tools, courses, etc for that which I do not use on my own website or that I would not buy for myself. And Etsy is where I buy a lot of items to include several dragons from some of the below dragon makers.

Have you ever seen something and had it stuck in your head forever? Or had a thought/desire to create something that would always pop back up in your thoughts continually until you created it? This has been me ever since I saw a dragon hair pin from ArtbyAelia who creates the most gorgeous dragon hair pins, ones that sleep around your neck, necklaces, and more. While I’ve always had a fascination for dragons, it wasn’t until starting crochet that I realized that I could actually make a dragon!! Crafty Intentions has the most amazing and beautiful dragon (and unicorn, mermaid unicorns, pegasus and others) crochet patterns. After getting her patterns, I started my journey in creating my own dragon (more on this in a later article).

In my search to see what I could make, I came across so many amazing dragon items within the maker community. Some of the most amazing dragons have been created by the below artists and each one is so unique with its own story and history. Their stories make them come alive, I still cannot decide which one is my favorite! I even found a crochet pattern by MJOfftheHook that is a gorgeous dragon blanket if I so desire to pretend I am being eaten. :) I will confess that I did get the pattern for myself and do plan on creating it sometime in the future :) Definitely looking forward to curling up with it sometime and reading one of the many good dragon adventure books.

Shannon of MySunKissed Studio’s adorable tiny stone dragon

While looking at the various beautiful patterns for dragons, I found some amazing dragon makers who create dragons with their hands but using clay not yarn. Eight of the below dragon makers has had a maker feature where they describe their journey and what resources have helped them grow to where they are today. I also give a number or resources for tutorials in sculpting dragons, sources of equipment, classes and other inspiration for sculpting - doesn’t have to be dragons but can be anything you are desiring and love. Several of these highly skilled sculptors also have sculpted other gorgeous pieces besides dragons :) Keep reading for some of the hottest dragon sculptors on Instagram and keep an eye out for their pieces in Etsy shops, eBay, and their own websites. Most of them are literally gone in seconds…in trying to buy one dragon from one of the sculptors I literally put it into my shopping cart and hit the buy button but it was already gone!!! And her shop had just been updated too! Whew, may just have to go the commission route - oh, did I mention that? Most of these ladies and gentlemen also have opening periodically for commissions so you can choose everything about what you want them to do, now the hard part will be to decide what type of dragon you want :) So in no particular order but organized by country/region of the world, I offer to you 45 of the Most Talented Dragon Sculptors on Instagram and an honorable mention for an artist that makes the most realistic dragons but not with clay! Each are in no particular order but only organized by country. Of note, this has been updated to organize by country and will have additional dragon sculptors added soon :)

Makers of Dragons and Other Creatures:

From the USA:

1 - Shannon of MySunKissed Studio in the USA, has created some of the most adorable and beautiful creatures from bats to dragons and sweet mini ones that have such detail it is as if they have come alive! Some are standalone and others are necklaces so you can carry them with you everywhere. She also has a spot in a local art gallery!! If you’re ever in her area you should definitely check it out! You can find a number of her dragons in her Etsy shop which she updates periodically. However, best chances to obtain one of her adorable dragons is to follow her on Instagram where she’ll announce her updates. You can also check out her maker feature here or click on the photo above.

Bella Enchanted Studio’s Aethelwyrm, a collaboration with Ravenwood Inspired (who made the gorgeous pen)

2 - Becca of DragonsandBeasties in the USA, has amazing sculptures of all types of dragons and other creatures! She also has stickers, coloring pages, and a Patreon account where you can see some behind the scenes of what her latest projects are and even have the first views of some of her products with a Patreon only shop as well. Her Etsy shop Etsy Shop is mostly stickers and coloring pages but following her on Instagram or becoming a Patreon of her is the best way to see where her pieces are being sold and the updates to her website.

3 - Bella of Bella Enchanted Studio in the USA, has created a whole world of dragonkin and others in the Land of Mirordor. These dragonkins each have their own story and history. Like Aethelwyrm (pictured to the right), one of my favorites since I love to learn and love both dragons and books! Bella has even created an entire history of this land and will be putting it together in a book sometime in the next year! Her Instagram profile has the latest on her updates and what amazing dragons (or dinosaurs and other creatures) are a part of her update. You can check out her maker feature here or click on her photo.

4 - Jennifer of ClayWorksbyJen in the USA, has created some of the most adorable and amazing dragons, dinosaurs and lately - hippos!!! So cute and creative. And to think she started out with using play-doh to create for her daughter and moved to polymer clay to make more permanent creations. Her Instagram profile shows when you can get one of her creations in her online shop. You can also check out her maker feature here or click on the picture to the left.

5 - DragonofMyDreams in the USA, is a dragon sculptor who creates adorable little whimsical dragons of all shapes and sizes as well as colors and themes. She has some from cosplay and elementals, little sleeping dragons and more! Her Etsy shop has those available and her Instagram shows more behind the scenes looks as well as the latest updates for her shop. April was amazing enough to grant us an interview and also create a sea dragon sculpting tutorial for you both found on VAMICreations. :)

6 - Vered of Dragons of Whimsey is a magical land where dragons and dragonlings sleep on treestars, flowers and leaves, while other dragons look up at you with big beautiful eyes. She started with creating polymer clay for her enchanted forest themed wedding! Check out her Etsy Shop for the latest Creatures created and her Instagram profile for some of her work and what the latest she’s working on. You can also check out her maker feature here or click the picture below.

7 - Patchrabbit Creations in the USA, has some of the most adorable steampunk dragons! Her dragons are unique, look amazing and so creative! She’s even got several options for dragon wedding cake toppings and custom cuddling dragons as well as a wide range of necklaces and Christmas ornaments. Pumpkin monsters, galaxy bears, narwhal, and pokeman sculptures and necklaces are a few of the variety in her shop. Her Instagram profile has her latest creations and inspirations and her Etsy Shop has all of her dragons for purchase.

Jennifer of ClayWorksbyJen’s adorable baby dragon.

8 - Rays Dragon Lair in the USA, has some of the largest and most amazing dragons and other creatures! If you’re looking for very large (think half the size of an adult man) dragon or other sculptures, this Instagram profile is for you! He also has time lapse videos of him creating these dragons on you tube! His dragons are can range from full-size to dragon bust and can be found in his Etsy shop .

9 - SnookDragon in the USA, is also known as the Dragon’s Horde on Etsy and has some unique and beautiful dragons who are made in a variety of styles and sizes in resin, polymer clay, and other materials. She’s even got a World of Warcraft dragon bust! Some even glow in the dark! Her Instagram shows her latest pieces, when her shop is updated, and some glimpses behind the scenes, and her Etsy shop has all of those sculptures that are available.

10 - Jessica of jsthreads14 of the USA, creates some amazing dragons and other creations. She started with polymer clay about 4 years ago and also dabbles in crochet and resin. She’s also mainly self-taught and has created some amazing dragons! Check out her Instagram profile for updates on her latest creations and her updates for her Etsy shop . You can also check out her maker feature here or by clicking on the picture right.

11 - Dragonwindgom is a sweet page of a young dragon sculptor just starting out. She’s got an amazing style and all of her creations are sweet and have a story behind them. Check out her Instagram for some of her latest dragons, she also has a website where many of the stories can be found as well as an Etsy shop where her sculptures, coloring pages, magnets, and more can be found.

12 - Heather of MiniMythicals in the USA, creates some of the most unique and interesting dragons and it is easy to see where they come from given her surroundings in Arizona. She started her clay sculpting from a suggestion from her husband about making clay dragons as presents instead of buying gifts. And now she has created an entire fantasy world of Esairys where nessies, unicorns, phoneixes, griffins, and an orignal species of dragonessies roam. Her Instagram profile is where you can find the latest of her creations and their stories as well as when she has updates in her Etsy shop . You can also check out her maker feature here or you can click on her picture below.

Vered of Dragons of Whimsy’s sweet sleeping dragon

13 - CookieAndDinos in the USA, is a cake decorator by day and an artist by night so her Instagram profile says :) . She makes amazingly sweet and beautiful dragons and dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes that you can find on her Etsy shop , However, she is one that you’ll need to follow her Instagram for the latest updates as her sculptures sell fast!

14 - KiwikoiOriginals in the USA, has multiple adorable dragons all that fit in the palm of your hand but also will create other clay sculptures as well. You can find her dragons at her Etsy shop and more behind the scenes look at her Instagram profile.

15 - EnshaednForest in the USA, creates amazing dragons such as Toothless, leprechan dragons, merdragons, and ice dragons and more! She even does customs so you can literally have the dragon of your dreams! You can find her dragons at her Etsy shop and more behind the scenes look at her Instagram profile.

16 - Ayslynsaviary in the USA, sculpts dragon hatchlings and eggs with some dragons holding something for every occasion such as a globe, coffee, tea, steampunk items and more! :) You can find her dragaons on her website. For more behind the scenes and more of her dragons take a look at her Instagram profile.

17 - Saffiras Den in the USA, creates a variety of dragons and has a couple of different style that she is developing. :) She has some gorgeous dragons and I love seeing her new style develop! Check out her Instagram profile for more behind the scenes and to see her dragons.

18 - Myraiad Art Studios in the USA, creates adorable little dragons and will create a custom one for you with flowers, a merdragon, or pumpkin dragon. She even made an adorable one playing with a ball of yarn! You can find more of her amazing dragons on her Instagram profile and you can get one of your own at her Etsy shop .

Verity of Creature Cave’s amazingly detailed dragon reading to a child sculpture.

19 - Blondeunicorn_art is a sculptor from Alaska and has some amazing, gorgeous dragons of all kinds! There is a Christmas dragon with ornaments hanging from it’s antlers, fire breathing dragons, and ice dragons. Her Instagram profile is full of these gorgeous dragons and latest information for updates for her Etsy shop .

20 - Liz of Clay.dragon.corner from Michigan creates adorable dragons of all kind and themes. You can find more of her behind the scenes and her latest projects on her Instagram profile and all of her dragons on her online shop.

21 - Kate of Scales and Wings from Idaho creates amazing dragons of all sizes, shapes and colors (you can see a Merdragon of hers below). You can find her sweet and gorgeous dragons in her Etsy shop and behind the scenes as well as her latest projects on her Instagram profile .

22 - Bianca of Biancas Little Corner from Texas has beautfiul dragons with tons of details. You can find her latest projects and behind the scenes on her Instagram profile and all of her amazing dragons in her Etsy shop .

Scales and Wings’ beautiful Merdragon

23 - Willowsnurseri from California has cute little dragons and other creatures with adorable faces and created with all types of themes (think fun movies and characters). You can find behind the scenes on her projects and all of her dragons and other creatures on her Instagram profile.

24 - Brianna of Dragon Girl Designs from California creates adorable little dragons of all different colors and shapes and sizes. She also has other mythical creatures such as chimeras and other animals (fox and bunnies) with wings. You can find more behind the scenes and her latest projects on her Instagram profile and all of her creatures in her online shop.

25 - Renee of MiniMysticals from the USA creates adorable dragons for all different types of events. She also creates Fennec Foxes, Unicorns, Ponies, and Snakes. You can find all of these and more on her online shop as well as more behind the scenes and her latest projects on her Instagram profile.

26 - Layla of aghostermonster from Michigan has cute dragons that range from pirate ship dragon sculptures to pearl baby dragons to a dragon sticker and more. You can find all of her dragons in her Etsy shop and more behind the scenes as well as her latest projects on her Instagram profile.

27 - Elizabeth of imperfectdragons from Oregon creates sweet dragons such as her dragon earrings and ice dragons. You can find these in her . You can also find more behind the scenes and her latest projects on her Instagram profile.

From Canada:

28 - MidnightDragons in Canada, has some amazing pieces showing in her Instagram profile. Cute dragons of all shapes and sizes and also has another Instagram profile where she draws as well! You can check out here Etsy shop for all her available pieces.

Jessica of jsthreads14 Sleeping Hogwarts House Dragon

29 - LittleDragonDesigns in the UK, has some awesome dragons to include pocket watch dragons, dice dragons, sweet dragons in baubles, and more! She not only sculpts dragons put paints them on various stones. Her pocket watchers as she calls them, range from dragon eyes, to whole dragons fitting inside of a pocket watch. Her being an Eqyptologist only adds to the inspiration of her pieces. You can check out her Instagram for the latest in her creations or her website to get one for yourself! She also has a Patreon site as well where you’ll get first dibs on new customs and much more.

30 - Wyrmworldsculpts in the UK, is a creature sculptor and works mostly in resin. He has created dragon busts, werewolves, and other monsters that have an amazing attention to detail. Several monster heads he’s sculpted seem so real! He’s also a model maker and sculptor for Aardman Animations. His Instagram profile shows his latest works and his Etsy shop is where you can get his work for your own.

31 - Juskancreations, Danie is a German sculptor that makes polymer clay dragons in several different poses but all adorable and with amazing wings and flowers. Danie’s Etsy shop will restock around February and has some amazing additions! And her Instagram profilehas many behind the scenes photographs and information about her dragons.

32 - Verity of Creature Cave in the UK, has created some of the most detailed dragons I have seen and one of my favorites with the dragon and the little girl reading. She loves to make dragons of any type because they are the embodiment of imagination and she showcases them on her Instagram profile. While Verity still draws, her love is sculpting dragons to see the physical version of her designs and has done some amazing sculpts for Aardman Animations as well. Her online shop is where you can find many of her works both drawing and sculpting. You can also check out her maker feature here or click on the picture below.

Heather of Mini Mythicals beautiful Parise dragon sculpture

33 - Agnes Little Minders in the UK, creates one of a kind dragons of all different sizes and shapes. Her Instagram profile is full of amazing colors and unique pieces not just dragons but turtles, seahorses, dragon eggs, and necklaces, earrings and more! Her Etsy shop has all of her pieces and is full of colorful pieces.

34 - Neronai Clay in Germany, is a self-taught polymerclay sculptor and creates dragons, wolves, owls, and so much more! Some of her pieces are full sculptures, others are necklaces or even just dragon eyes. Her Instagram profile has her dragons and other creatures in various states of creation and her Etsy shop has all of the amazing sculptures for sale.

35 - ArtMallow in the UK, makes handmade dragons and draws professional portraits unique and beautiful! Her website has all of her sculptures, shirts, and so much more for sale. She has a Patreon account as well as a youtube for tons of behind the scenes for how she makes her signature styled dragons and portraits. Her Instagram profile is full of beautiful pictures and tutorials.

36 - Amanda of Daylight Creations is a sculptress deep in the heart of Scandinavia and creates dragons that are true creations of love, adorableness and sweetness. Her Instagram profile shows her work and is the best way to contact her about her creations. You can also check out her maker feature here or by clicking on her dragon’s picture below.

37 - umarts_channel is an Italian multi talented individual who sculpts clay, illustrates and sings. There are dragons and art galore on his Instagram profile!! Magic dragon lamps and wands! He has baby twin dragons in a crystal egg that will be available at the Minatuitalia in Milan in early February and also does necklaces and other dragon items.

Amanda of Daylight Creations adorable glow in the dark dragon with Swarovski and a beautiful rose.

38 - gloriosaart is a Hungarian artist who sculpts dragons and has some beautiful ones! Ice dragons, Christmas dragons, dragon wedding cake toppers, galaxy dragons as sculptures and pendants. Her Instagram feed is full of beautiful pictures of all her works in progress and latest updates. And her Etsy shop has all of her available dragons.

39 - Novastorm Designs in the UK, creates adorable little dragons, thunder lizards, and more of all shapes and colors in her Etsy Shop . Find updates and more behind the scenes on her Facebook Profile. You can find even more about her in her interview with us. :)

40 - Kittyscraftdragons in the Netherlands creates cute dragons, some in a pair, some with dice, others sleeping and more! You can find more behind the scenes and her latest projects on her Instagram profile profile and find all of her dragons in her online shop.

41 - Alicia of Little Angel Dragons in Finland, sculpts little dragons of all shapes and sizes to include peacock dragons, glow in the dark, stone dragons and more. You can find her dragons as well as octopuses, angels pets and others in her Etsy Shop . Her latest projects and updates can be found on her Instagram profile

From Russia:

42 - Kosse.Victoria in Russia, creates a unique type of dragon sculptures that are beautiful and adorable from their individually sculpted scales to their big black eyes. Each dragon is lovingly hand sculpted and beautiful. Her Instagram profile shows her latest creations and her Etsy shop has all that are available to include the latest series of volcanic dragons.

43 - Redpersik is a Russian sculptor who creates fabulous, amazing, and detailed dragons. She creates them with such attention to detail that they seem real and ready to fly away from their perch. Her Instagram profile is filled with these beautiful dragons in all stages of creation. Necklaces, sculptures and even unpainted versions so that you can paint them yourself, are all available on her Etsy shop .

Novastrom Designs adorable little dragon Stargazer.

44 - Puzgles_loft in Russia, has some adorable little dragons, some with soft fluffy bodies, others fully sculpted. Her Instagram profile is fully of adorable little creatures, some that she has created out of her imagination such as Macaroni Guardian dragons, snowball dragons, and others. All of these and more can be found in her Etsy shop .

From South America:

45 - StudioKamitess is in Brazil and doesn’t just sculpt Dragons but other fun creatures as well. She’s got Porg from Star Wars, Darts from Stranger Things, and adorable Teemo. Sea dragons and other beautiful dragons with such attention to detail! Her instagram profile shows her latest works and her Etsy Shop is where you can find those that are available for purchase.

Bonus.

Woodsplitter Lee Cross is an honorable mention because while she doesn’t sculpt dragons with clay, she creates such amazing works of art that it is like having your own dragon pet! Lee creates poseable weighted animals with fake fur and other materials that are so unique, anyone that sees them would think you had found an actual dragon or other mythical beast! Her Instagram Profile is nothing short of amazing and most of her work is available through eBay.

If you have other dragon sculptors on Instagram that you would recommend, please comment below or send me an email at [email protected] Other maker features for yarn dyeing, drawing, pattern creation, and more can be found throughout VAMICreations (see the Start Here page for more!) and tutorials on Tailwind, Bluprint, Blocking handmade articles and more can be found in Tutorials. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

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Introduction: Clay Dragons

Hi!

Today I am going to show you how to make a clay dragon. I use air-dry clay, Mod Podge, and acrylic paint.

Step 1: Make the Basic Shape

First, roll out a ball. Then, make it into a longish cone shape. the long part is the tail.

Step 2: Define the Shape

Make the tail more triangle-ish, and the neck and chest more defined.

Step 3: Add the Head

Make a head shape, then stick it on using water, smoothing the body and neck as you work.

Step 4: Add Feet and Tail Spike

Step 5: Wings!

Start with curvy triangles, then use a butter knife or toothpick to carve in the "veins".

Step 6: Head Accessories

Add horns and small, triangular ears.

Step 7: Face

Use a toothpick to poke holes for eyes and nostrils.

Step 8: Let Dry

Step 9: Paint

Paint your dragon using acrylic paints.

Step 10: Varnish

It's time to seal your dragon! Doing so makes the paint last longer and gives it a nice sheen if using gloss. I use Mod Podge spray on gloss, but you can use whatever you want. When varnishing, be sure to do in an open area with plenty of ventilation.

Step 11: Finished!

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Clay Dragons with Dragons of Whimsy

Clay Dragon Sculpture with Dragons of Whimsy

By Michele Thymmons and Vered Gillman of Dragons of Whimsy

Note - This post contains affiliate links, which means I will make a commission at no extra cost to you, should you click through and make a purchase.

Clay Dragon Sculpture with Dragons of Whimsy

Have you ever watched a movie or TV show like How to Train Your Dragon, Dragon Heart, Dungeons & Dragons, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Eragon, the Never-ending Story, or Game of Thrones, and wanted your own dragon? They are creatures of myth and legend, yet we are fascinated by their power, terrible beauty, strength, and ferociousness.  At least I know I am :) Which is why I am very excited to start this two month series of Dragon Maker Features!! Over the next two months we will have several Dragon Maker Features and I will also write an article or two about crochet dragons, delve into their myths and legends, give you resources to capture your own dragons, and I will even make one (or more :) myself!! This Maker Feature group are all amazingly talented artists who use clay to make their dragons and other mythical creatures come alive!

We will be starting this series with the Dragons of Whimsy, a magical and enchanting land, where Vered has captured her vision of dragons in clay and made them come alive! Her dragons are caught in a variety of poses and environments, from those that are found sleeping on treestars, flowers, and leaves, to those that stare up at you with big beautiful eyes. Her Draegonlings are adorable little ones sleeping, and her galaxy dragons are heavenly :) Have a dragon in your mind that you want captured? Vered can create one for you as well! In this Maker Feature, she describes her journey and some of the resources that have helped her to hone her craft.

Vered: You can find her on Instagram and her Etsy Shop, althougth her customs are closed you can still follow her on Instagram to see the latest clay dragon sculpture she is working on.

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved anything magical and mystical. In fact, I find myself utterly enchanted by really anything in the fantasy genre as a whole. Whether I was binge reading novels about hidden magical worlds, concocting costumes for fantastical cosplay, or creating whimsical paintings, the realm of fantasy has been my lifelong passion and pursuit. 

My artistic endeavors actually did not start with clay dragons, though. For years, my medium of choice was paint. My walls and my closet are filled with acrylic paintings whose subjects are mainly surreal whimsical trees and reimaginings of animals and nature. For a long time there was never anything more exciting than the two-for-one canvas sales which meant I could paint and paint to my heart’s content!

Clay Dragon Sculpture with Dragons of Whimsy

It wasn’t until 2016 that I first discovered polymer clay. I was planning my enchanted forest themed wedding, but being on a tight budget, I turned to the DIY route for almost everything. I was meticulously looking for the perfect guest book, and couldn’t find anything that was just right. My search eventually led me to fantasy book covers made from polymer clay. I started researching and decided right then that even though I had never used polymer clay, I was going to make our wedding guest book out of it. So after a full day of watching tutorials, I went to the art store, bought a bunch of supplies, and spent another full day making our perfect wedding guest book. Looking back now, there are things I definitely could have done better (like baking it longer!) but it will always be perfect to me because it is inevitably what led me down this path. 

After a lot of experimenting, I eventually ended up making dragons because, well, I love them so much. The wonderful thing about creating dragons is that, since nobody knows what they actually look like, the sky’s the limit! For me, personally, dragons are elemental beings, and so I mostly get my inspiration from nature, and look for her subtleties everywhere I go.

My advice to anyone who wants to start using polymer clay is, first and foremost, be true to yourself, and simply make sure that you are making things that you love and that make you happy. If you don’t know what you want to make or where to start, look to your favorite artists and notice the way their art makes you feel. Take that feeling and turn it into something original and unique of your own design. Start small and simple and build up - it can be really frustrating and time consuming when you are learning, so make sure you enjoy the process and what you get out of it. Keep at it and you can’t help but improve. Above all, keep creating, keep dreaming, and keep making magic!

Resources that helped me:

Clay Dragon Sculpture with Dragons of Whimsy

Polymer Clay Tutor: She is a wealth of knowledge! She has tutorial videos for so many polymer clay techniques, including how to make a skinner blend without a pasta machine! I used her skinner blend technique for my Sleeping Beauty Dragon. 

Creative Rachy on youtube, specifically this tutorial found here: 
This is a great tutorial for tips and tricks for people just starting out with polymer clay. I watched this one when I was just learning about the medium. It has some tips on how to mix colors, baking, correct temperature, and what to do if your clay is dried out. It really helped me out a lot in the very beginning of my clay journey.

This youtube tutorial from Artzierush found here. I watched this tutorial before I even attempted to make a dragon. What I love about this particular tutorial is that she guides people into figuring out how to make their own design with their own ideas. She also discusses some basic anatomy tips.

Dragons and Beasties, specifically this tutorial found here: 
I watched this tutorial when I didn’t even know how to begin sculpting the general shape of a dragon, and she guides you through from armature making to finished dragon. 


The Blue Bottle Tree has so many amazing tips for using polymer clay for beginners. I pretty much read through all of their beginner articles when I first started out, from how to buy clay, how to bake clay, to products not to use in on your clay. 

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Everyone creates, designs, and learns things differently. With this in mind, I’ve tried to include a variety of articles/resources below about clay dragon sculptures, clay sculptures, and more will be added to other articles of the Capturing the Dragons of your Dreams Series. Most of these resources are free but others include classes or resources that are paid. Starting with myths and legends (no dragon series would be complete without including different true worldwide myths and legends as dragons can be found everywhere!) and then delving into clay sculpting and where you can find these resources will be the three types of resources in each of these articles.

Dragon Myths and Legends From Around the World:

10 Mythical Dragon Entities from Different Cultures describes 10 different dragon myths from Egypt, Georgia (the country), Bhutan, Scandinavia, Mesoamerica (South and Central America), Sumeria, Greece, Scotland, India, and ancient Iran (Persia). Each of these is shown in picture and described as they are known in culture and history. Did you know that the Druk (Bhutan) is also known as the Thunder Dragon and is the reason why the Bhutan leaders have the title Thunder Dragon Kings? Pretty cool. :)

Where Did Dragons Come From? by the Smithsonian Magazine. Ever wonder where dragon myths may have originated from? The Smithsonian delved into this for their article for the Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon (2012). Some of the these explanations include dinosaurs, nile crocodile, goanna (Australian large, predatory animal), Whales, and even the human brain - huh? Interesting to see what the ancients could have used to explain the unexplainable. 

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List of Dragons in Mythology and Folklore literally lists out the various dragons divided into region (Asian and European only) as well as an even longer list of other dragons. If you’re truly wanting to delve into dragons of myths this is an extensive list to start with :)

Clay Sculpting:

Top Tips for Beginner Clay Sculptors gives 10 tips from a variety of clay sculptors on how to set up and start sculpting your own clay pieces whether it be human, characters, dragons, etc.

Beginners Guide to Sculpting in Clay describes how to start with water-based clay and lists our five useful tips to work with clay. The last of which is to find a local studio that may have classes to help with techniques and working with clay hands on. 

Learn Sculpture is a series of videos by Chuck Oldham (posted 6 years ago) that walks you through his methods for creating sculptures of animals and people. 

Where you Can Purchase these Materials/Equipment:

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Online Locations:

I am currently working on an Ultimate List of where you can find clay materials and equipment that will be posted soon. :)

Physical Locations:

If you prefer to actually touch and see (maybe even smell :)) these items and discuss them with someone physically, most of your local craft stores have some of the types of clay described above as well as the equipment. These stores can include Michaels, Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, sometimes even Staples, CVS, Target, Walmart, and other grocery stores may have modeling clay or other types of clay and the equipment needed to craft the base/foundation of the clay sculpture or clay dragon sculpture you want to capture. 

You can find other maker features here about sculpting, pattern writing, blog creating, and wood carving and you can find tutorials for Tailwind, blocking your handmades and more here. I’d also love to hear from you about what types of resources you want more information on as well as Makers you would like to nominate for a Maker Feature! Please email me or leave a comment on this article! Looking forward to hearing from you and have a great day!

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Sours: https://www.vamicreations.com/sculpting/clay-dragons-with-dragons-of-whimsy
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Mechanically, he lifted her short skirt, and with one hand pressed it to his ass. She jumped in shock and gnawed at my lip. When I pulled her away from me, I slapped her such a slap in the face that Tanya staggered, and if. She had not been holding her by the hair, she would have fallen to the floor. - barked at her, and still holding her hair dragged into the room.

Sculpting Dragon with a Hot Glue Gun!! 🐉 🔥 😱

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