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Deathwing Sculpture - 01 by Dreamspirit Deathwing Sculpture - 01 by Dreamspirit
Completed on December 4th, 2009

9 x 4.5 x 6.5 inches, made with an aluminum core and sculpted in mostly Super Sculpey Firm.

This year, Blizzard Entertainment turned 20 years old, and in addition to be so incredibly happy to be working where I am, I was also honored to have this personal sculpture included as part of the Blizzard Museum! I hadn't released any images of the finished piece (lovingly photographed here by Dana Bishop) until recently, but since he's now out in "public," I feel it's time to share the result of a few months of hard work that I feel really paid off.

I completed this piece of fan art way back in late 2009 shortly after World of Warcraft: Cataclysm was announced. When the first few pieces of official concept art for Deathwing were revealed, I thought he would be one heck of a fun challenge to sculpt him (especially since I hadn't sculpted in about two years before that).

More photos to come, but this is by far one of my favorites (Sparklers!). :)

I also took a series of photographs for the entire process which I will attempt to organize and put up at some point.

Click on "Full View" for a crisper, less distorted version.

Fan art. Not stock.

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:iconblackdesertwind:
Blackdesertwind Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Awesome sculpture and photography ;)
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:iconxrapterj:
xrapterj Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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:icontimbercheddaroni:
TimberCheddaroni Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
I absolutely love it! So detailed and badass dragons are always cool. You did an amazing job!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! It's so wonderful being able to share it with you! I have always loved detailed, aged dragons, so this guy was an absolute pleasure to work on. ^_^

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I really appreciate it!
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:iconmooshufezrit:
MooshuFezrit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
have u shown it to blizzard yet?
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Indeed! As mentioned above, he's currently included as part of the Blizzard Museum. :)
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:iconmooshufezrit:
MooshuFezrit Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thats awesome but ur well chuffed with that :D know i would be ;) hehe welldone *insert rimmer salute
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:iconmooshufezrit:
MooshuFezrit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that.......is........stunning!!!!!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much for your compliment! :) I'm so glad you like him!
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:iconblacknblu:
blacknblu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Thats amazing.
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so very much! :)
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:iconblacknblu:
blacknblu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I wish I could sculpt like that!
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:iconjadex9980:
JadeX9980 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
pretty freakin amazing
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the compliment! He was a bit of a beast to work on, so it's wonderful being able to share him.
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:iconkaligulapro:
KaligulaPRO Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't really know WHY THE HELL it doesn't have like 10.000 views, it's amazing work!!!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hehe, thanks! The only piece of mine that has quite THAT many views is the one I got a Daily Deviation on, which jsut so happens to be another view of this particular sculpture! [link]

I'm so very glad you like him! He's probably one of my favorite pieces to date!
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:iconkaligulapro:
KaligulaPRO Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student General Artist
But you have such a talent and work... I envy you... :D I hope you keep on doing stuff like this... I will visit your gallery :P
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Why thank you. :) I just keep trying to push and challenge myself and I plan on continuing to learn for a long, long time to come. :) I will definitely keep it up!
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:iconkaligulapro:
KaligulaPRO Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
And I'll be waitin' :D
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:iconbeardedrick:
BeardedRick Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
amazing beast
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, and thanks for taking the time to compliment! I really appreciate it!
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:iconbeardedrick:
BeardedRick Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
well thank you also for sharing your talent for people to see :D
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:iconectoplasmicslug:
EctoplasmicSlug Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student General Artist
:icondragonspif: Congrats and fantastic job!!! Your art made it to the Excellent Art Folder of :icondragon-fanatics: Dragon-Fanatics.

Sincerely,
:iconthe-artistic-a: (Founder)
The-Artistic-A
Amanda Rose Wanner
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you thank you! :) *humbled*
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:iconokamitsu:
Okamitsu Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Awe inspiringly EPIC.
breath taking
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you deeply for the compliments. :) I really appreciate it!
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:iconokamitsu:
Okamitsu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
you deserve every last one of them!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Why thank you! :) *humbled*
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:iconhollulu:
Hollulu Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Simply amazing. The time and effort on this piece really shows. Keep up the FANTASTIC work! :la:
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much for the compliments, they really mean a lot to me! :) Going in for the final pass of "detail" on him to sort of age him was a lot of fun and really added a lot to his final "look."

Likewise: thanks for taking the time to leave me feedback! I really appreciate it!
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:iconharikarikilla:
harikarikilla Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
this is siiick!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed him! :)
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:iconjanemini:
janemini Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great sculpture! Hope to see more! :D
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! More are definitely in the works! I just need time to finish them. ;)
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:iconjanemini:
janemini Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's nice! :D Keep it up!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Definitely! :)
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:iconjanemini:
janemini Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D :thumbsup: ! :D
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:iconprosoul:
ProSoul Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
The final result is amazing. You should make the guys on Wow insider show the final piece.
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad you like it, and thanks for the compliment. :)
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:iconmadamezzz:
MadameZzz Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
me likey, well done ^_^
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I appreciate it! Thanks so very much! :)
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:iconvladdisblue:
Vladdisblue Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Holy freaking crap! That looks amazing. I love it, it shall be added to my dragon folder that I started so long ago just for occasions like this.
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the compliments! :) I really appreciate it!
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:iconvladdisblue:
Vladdisblue Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Most welcome. Now if only I still played I could appreciate it more. Ah well, one day I may.
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:icondwdriver:
dwdriver Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice sculpt!!!!!hope to see more like this one.... maybe you could give me some info on Blizzard Museum or where I could take my Dragons?
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the compliment! :)

It's being shown within the actual company buildings so it is currently only on display to press tours or those that are invited to tour the campus in an official capacity.
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:icondwdriver:
dwdriver Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you should check mine out and tell me what you think, I love feedback and would like to get your opinion
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I really like your stuff! The time and effort it took for you to create the pattern on the skin really shows as well as the way you toned the horns to appear lifelike. I'm also a huge fan of taxidermy eyes, so it's great you used those. :)

The biggest feedback I have is that the combination of lighting and camera you are using is over-exposing your sculptures (especially since they are glossy) so I would recommend using an indoor two or three light set-up to photograph your creations. You can make a simple lightbox for it fairly cheaply and easily as well (which certainly helps since art like this isn't cheap!).

One other recommendation I have is that you might also try using an armature for your dragon heads s you can perhaps get a bit more of their chest so the head is raised up from the base. Likewise, it would be neat for you to add pocks and scars and imperfections on them to make them look a bit more battleworn/lifelike.

Your "Mother's Place" piece actually reminds me of something I did in 2005 or so (I will be uploading it sometime in the next month, I hope. I need to sort through about 100 photos to pick out the best shots of it since the actual sculpture was eatten by mice while in storage. :().

As you create new pieces, you're always more than welcome to point me to them and I'd be happy to offer what (limited) feedback I can. :)

I hope that helps!
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:iconkimberlyswan:
KimberlySwan Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Uhh that thing is fricking crazy awesome O_O
you are a patient person, the detail is completely and wonderfully over the top (just the way we like it bb)
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!

I definitely have grown a bit more "patient" over the years and have grown to understand that pre-planning REALLY pays off, and I am thankful this fella had quite a bit of that (including scale drawings before I even got him ramped up). There is certainly a balance between detailing something just to detail it, and detailing it with controlled focus in order to better create interest, and I'm still trying to find the delicate balance between the two so I don't pour 1,000 hours into individually drawing the notches on each scale. ;)

Thanks you so much for your feedback! I really appreciate it (AND YOUR ART IS AWESOME! I JUST WANTED TO SHOUT THAT OUT THERE AGAIN TOO!)
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