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Steinir Dragon Sculpture (Collage View) by Dreamspirit Steinir Dragon Sculpture (Collage View) by Dreamspirit
Completed on January 26th, 2014

Dive into my newest blog about this sculpture, which features an in-depth walkthrough, video, & Q&A! -> bit.ly/1oIEt8W

Total size (including base): 7 x 7 x 12.5 inches. 
Sculpture size: 5 x 3 x 7 inches, made with wood, a steel and aluminum core, and sculpted in 1/2 Super Sculpey Firm, 1/4 Super Sculpey, and 1/4 Sculpey III Black with amazonite eyes. Sealed with a satin coating and hand-painted glossy highlights.

I was sad to pack this fella up and ship him off across country, but I was downright thrilled to surprise a dear friend of mine with this handsome gent, and even MORE thrilled he arrived intact!

This is a collage of some of my favorite photos of Steinir. He is a dragon of my own creation, and isn't intended to be fan art or based off of any existing dragons out there. As such, sculpting him was actually quite a freeing experience! I really had a blast trying to infuse some personality into him, and it makes me want to sculpt more scaled beasties. :)


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

Check out the full version (with base) here:
Steinir Dragon Sculpture (with Base) by Dreamspirit

Photography by Ivyerimenta 

Please do not edit or repost. Not stock.

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Sean--Evans Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional
awesome!
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Zmaj-dragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. Just beautiful. Man, I wish I had money to commission you. The level of details is stunning! I like the eyes the most, though. Amongst the greyness, they are there, pools of blue. :D
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
This dude still buggers my eyes... I can't get over the complexity of the scales and all the horns... you outdid yourself for sure.
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
<3 <3 <3 Thank you! He was a lot of fun and I hope one of these days to make more dragons. :) Because dragons.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous dragon!!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, Melody!  He was a treat to bring to life. :)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Great style! I love this composition! Really great!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so very much for your compliment! I'm glad you like how he turned out!
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smilingdragon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is really amazing! How long have you been sculpting?
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the compliment!

I don't sculpt very often, usually a piece every few years, but my first serious sculpture was in 2009. :)
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smilingdragon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh really? Well they are still amazing pieces!!
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MissRaptor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional
This is beautiful.
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks kindly for the compliment!
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kingart4 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Way cool!!

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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, so cool. Awesome sculpt!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so very much for your compliments!  I really appreciate it!
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome!
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Skull-Droid Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow! Looks great!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so very much! Your sculptures are astounding as well!
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emmalazauski Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional
Wow, I love this! Such realistic organic detail. Awesome work! :)
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so deeply for the compliments! :)  From beginning to end, he was such a pleasure to sculpt, and I had a lot of fun trying to channel various real critters into his scale patterns. I'm so glad you like them!
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emmalazauski Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional
Thanks for sharing him! The love in your labor really shines through. :)
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Inghelene Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that is just impressive. :)
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!  I'm so glad you like him! :)
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dcX1991 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done :)
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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sarwellstudios Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great details! Must have taken some time to pull it off! :)
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so very much for the compliments!  

He took me about a month and a half of work on-and-off over the holidays, and my best guess is he took me somewhere around 25-40 hours, but I stopped keeping track early-on since he was a gift, and the holidays were a bit crazy. But he was definitely a labor of love, and I was downright THRILLED that he arrived at his final destination in one piece!
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WinterOcelot Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
He's beautiful! You definitely added some personality to the sculpture; he looks very wise! And those scales are amazing!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the compliment!  I really tried to make him look sentient, so the fact you can feel some personality coming through means a lot to me. :)  I'm glad you enjoyed all the details as well!
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WinterOcelot Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
You're very welcome (:

Keep up the awesome sculpting <3
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Wolframclaws Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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GabbyVee Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ah he's so handsome!! I still can't believe the detail you get dude! i thought this was a 3d model from the thumbnail which would equally amaze me since i can't do computer modeling for nothing.
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks Gabby!  Yeah he is... pretty dinky, but I had a lot of fun detailing him!  He's actually a lot less detailed than my Deathwing piece, but I think the best way to put it was that Steinir is more "selectively" detailed, to give the impression of fine detail, when most of it is more moderate (if that makes sense).  I definitely learned a lot on him, and OH MAN does it make me want to sculpt more often!

Thanks again for the continued support and encouraging words. <3
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GabbyVee Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dude no problem you blow me away with every post!
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