Miniature Dragon Baby in Egg
A 2-inch sculpture can hold an incredible amount of detail. Take for example this polymer clay miniature dragon baby that I tucked into an real chicken egg shell.
He fits in the palm of my hand and yet his story is big.The sleepy dragon’s eyelids droop as he drifts off to sleep. His tale of an epic nap is beginning to unfold. Yes, as a fire-breathing monster in training, he should be guarding the cave opening. But mama is there, she can take the first shift.
Creating a Miniature Dragon Baby
I sculpted him from a leaf-green tinted translucent clay that was accented with a hint of gold and darker green inks after curing. Each scale segment was painstakingly created from a custom texture that added by hand. I didn’t use any molds for this piece.
The egg that he curled up inside is a hollow chicken egg shell that I lovingly covered with a durable polymer clay finish in fiery mokume gane pattern. The pattern was created by added thin slices of clay to the egg. No paint!
I sculpted everything by hand in my rural Pennsylvania studio. He is one-of-a-kind.
I just listed him in my Etsy store: Scoop him up here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarieYoungCreative