and – 2 Blue Moon-Moth Dragons…Indigo Draconic Lepidoptera
Moon dragons have evolved to resemble large moths – they are nocturnal, and have soft furry wings. Their nests resemble cocoons, and are highly treasured for weaving and are sought after by the Woodland Fae.
Moon dragons seek out night blooming flowers to feed upon nectar, and use the moon to navigate. They are not easily fooled by modern lights, and thus are seldom seen.
Moon dragons are not designed to ride on your shoulder , and prefer to be held or carried in a basket. At night they will be attracted to moonlight.
This is Twig, an Oak-leaf Woodland dragon. He is the second oak leaf dragon I have made, there will only be a total of four made from this fabric. Artisan crafted from a shades of Olive and Brown Lycra velvet fabric. I chose a brown Lycra for his belly, a black lycra velvet for his back spine points, and antlers. Twig’s inner wings and ears are a matching brown panne velour.
The wings are Oak-leaf shaped, based on a white oak leaf. Twig also has branch shaped antlers and a leaf shaped tail tip.
I chose a white fox fur mane and hand made Light green eyes. I used a golden bronze texture paint for his face nubs and claws.
Twig is approximately 50 inches measured from his nose tip, down the back to his tail tip, and has a full length ball and socket armature.
This is Sangria- a red and black Pixie Dragon – 2 sets of wings = 4 wings. He was just hatched and is ready to find his new home, preferably one with red wine and citrus fruits.
Pixie dragons are very fast, and are often ridden by the Fae. The 4 winged Pixie dragons are highly prized for their speed and agility.
Sangria’s body, belly, and outer wings are made from a red lycra velvet, matched with a black Lycra velvet for his inner wings and ears. He has olive green eyes, and I used a black texture paint for his face nubs and claws, and a black/red feather boa for his mane. comes with a name tag and bell.
I love this fabric, and the striped boa. I sold Sumin in 2016. I really need to find more of this ostrich boa and make myself one like this,
This is Suminagashi – (Sumin for short), … She is an amazing Ryder Dragon.
Once I found this black and white Lycra velvet fabric, I was trying to come up with the perfect name, I looked at types of paper marbling, and loved “Suminagashi.
( “The first forms of Japanese marbling were called Suminagashi, or “ink floating”. Delicate, swirled patterns were produced on paper when colors of ink were floated on the surface of the water. The artist would drop circles of black and indigo blue ink into the water, then blow gently on the surface of the water to produce smoke-like patterns. Marbling later became popular with members of the Japanese royal court. They used a slightly different technique to produce Suminagashi. They would decorate paper with sumi-ink then immerse the paper in water. As the inks floated to the surface, beautiful patterns would appear.”)
I used a black Lycra velvet fabric for her under wings and spiral wrapped horns – and back spine points.
Suminagashi’s mane is from the last of a black and white Ostrich boa, I had been saving for a special dragon.
She has pale blue eyes with black velvet eye lids, a wooden name tag, bell and a white collar.
I used a black texture paint for her face nubs and claws.
Sting is an amazing Bumble Dragon. I hadn’t made a Bumble in a long while, and I tweaked the pattern so much for this one, it is practically a new style Bumble.I finally gave up waiting for striped yellow /black fabric Lycra velvet to appear and just pieced together the two colors. Sting is much bigger than the earlier Bumbles. I am really very pleased with the way Sting turned out.I added visual contrast by using both colors on his head, and using yellow texture paint. He has yellow eyes and a faux fur mane in yellow and black.Sting’s legs are in a standing position (rampant), and stands about 13 inches tall. Measured from the nose, over the head and along the back to the tail tip – the length is approximately 33 inches. Sting has clear wings which are dusted in glitter.The body has a bead and wire armature and the legs, feet, ears and arms are wired. The arms and legs are attached with covered button joints.
Please, None of my dragons are Toys! They are Fiber Art, and are not intended for small children! – (small parts may pose a choking hazard)
Never fear, Bumble Dragons are very gentle and usually to not sting.