This is Merlin – a very striking and magical Reaper Dragon. I used a brown and teal tie-dye lycra velvet fabric for his body, matching it with a coffee brown panne velvet fabric for his under colors. And I used a green velvet fabric for his back spine and inner ears. He has olive green eyes, and a teal fox fur mane. I used a golden brown texture paint for his claws and face nubs. Merlin has a bead and wire spine, and is approximately 42 inches long – measured from his nose ring, along the back to the tail’s tip. The arms and legs are wired and sewn in place. And the wings may be posed up to a 20 inch wingspan.
This is Henna, … She is a very beautiful rich brown color with a reddish brown mane.
I used a dark brown with a black snake print Lycra velvet fabric for her body – I matched it with a chocolate brown velvet for her inner ears, under wings, belly and back spine points. And used a lighter brown velour for her spiral wrapped horns. Henna has a lovely face with bright copper eyes, matched with a copper texture paint for the face nubs and claws. Henna has a reddish brown fox fur mane, a bell and a nose ring.
This is Tannin, … He loves to ride on a shoulder, and is quite the head turner, I used a brown with black snake print Lycra velvet fabric for his body, and I matched it with a chocolate brown velvet for his inner ears, under wings, belly and used a black velvet for his back spine points. For his horns I used shell tooth beads. With his soft brown eyes Tannin is a very unique and striking dragon. Tannin has a black Ostrich boa for his mane, and I used black texture paint for his face nubs and claws. He also has a bell and a nose ring.
I used a butterscotch color Ostrich boa, steel blue eyes, and will be giving him a nose-ring before sending on his way to the UK.
I custom blended the paint color for this one, had to have just the right shade of grey-blue…
For a sailfin I added a blue wave back spine going down the body, there is also a smaller fin behind the head.
I love the blues, greys, teals, and golds of this tie dye Lycra Velvet fabric, sadly this is the last of it.
I selected taupe shell claws, each claw is hand wired, glued, and top edge painted with texture paint.
Jasper was a special commission from Lisa in the UK. I got this message back from her along with more picture of Jasper and friends…
Thank you Lisa for the kind words and the great pictures!
“Jasper has made the crossing across the Atlantic and arrived safely this morning. i have stuck him near the reptile UVB light so he can make a full recovery He is delighted to meet his non-winged counterpart, ‘Hoffman’ the Philippine Sailfin Dragon. Jasper was hatched to commemorate the success of breeding the Philippine Sailfin in the UK (1st time they have been bred in the UK) Thank you, you did an amazing job hatching this fella, hope that there will be more winged sailfin cousins in the future Much love, Lisa”
This is Twilight, She is very stubborn and wouldn’t tell me her real name so after much thought and consults, Twilight was chosen for her…. We shall see if it sticks….
I love the blue shimmer fabric I used for the under wings
Twilight can be posed standing up
She has a very sweet face, and I think the Royal blue eyes are perfectThis is Twilight … She is a beautiful blue dragon, I used a blue velvet with black scales fabric for the body, matched with a black velour with a blue shimmer for the under colors. And I used a black Lycra velvet for his back spine, and spiral wrapped horns.
With her piercing Royal blue eyes Twilight is an entrancing dragon. She has a mane of navy blue fox fur.
This beautiful Blue girl is approximately 59 inches- measured from her nose, over the head along the back and to her tail tip, and has a full length ball and socket armature. Her body, depending on the pose is 12 x 14 inches- with a very long tail. The wings are fully wired and have a span of approximately – 27 inches. The arms and legs are attached with covered button joints, and are fully wired, and may be posed with care.
This is a Guardian Shoulder Dragon and can sit upon your shoulder while you go on your travels. The feet should be slightly cupped to fit upon your shoulder, drape the tail down your back and up and over to your opposite shoulder for balance.
( Please, this is not a toy, and is not for small children-small parts may pose a choking hazard)
I almost have Cosimo finished, discovered a few problems that will need to be tweaked, first the next one needs to be made out of a fabric with much less stretch, Cosimo has ballooned to gargantuan size, 2nd the leg joints are to loose, they may be fine for a big furry Teddy Bear, but won’t enable the Komodo to stand properly, and the 3rd is – while the wings are amazing- they are really to heavy to keep upright. I have been contemplating ripping him open and removing the doll joints – then reassembling him with button joints. As for the wings- not much to be done with this one, but for the next they will need to be much lighter, I am thinking of using a lighter glued on material over a wing frame…will need to do some experimenting.
Almost finished, I still need to attach the limbs, Sculpt the face- and hope that it is able to stand on it’s own! I had to use a stronger armature for this guy- he is well over 6 ft long….
Here I have laid out the body and legs to figure out the best placement for the legs. And if you look closely- yes, I purchased him a spiked collar .
Making a ring tail requires cutting and piecing the tail pieces together…
Komodo body sewn
I think the striped ring-tail is worth the extra effort.
I wanted to give the wings a jagged edge…battle scarred look.
When making the wing channels, I free hand the lines with chalk and use an amazing amount of pins before sewing them….
limbs with claws
I added faux bear claws, they are sharp so I’ll need to file his nails
I like the claws so much I decided to add them to the back spine…probably not my best idea but since the claws/spikes are wired onto the back armature, they will stay on this dragon…
Hoping to have this one finished in the next couple of weeks, which will feel great since this has taken over a year to get to this point…
This is Hex, I haven’t made too many all black dragons, but they are very magical and mysterious looking….
I gave her bight yellow eyes, and a black fox fur mane
Hex, posed standing up
Hex – Guardian Dragon
This is Hex, … She reminds me of a moonless night, all black except for her yellow searching eyes. Perhaps she is looking for her very own Black Knight? I used a wet look black Lycra velvet fabric for her body, and I love the look,
I used a black lycra velvet for her back spine, inner ears, wings, belly and spiral wrapped horns, and choose yellow eyes to contrast the black coloring.
Hex has a mane of black fox fur, and I used a black texture paint for her claws and face nubs
This magical dragon is approximately 59 inches from nose to tail tip, measured over the head and along the back, and has a full length ball and socket armature. Her body, depending on the pose is approximately 15 x 13 inches- with a very long tail. The wings are fully wired and have a span of approximately – 24 inches. The arms and legs are attached with covered button joints, and are fully wired, and may be posed with care.
This is MOO-shi, she is what I call a Moogan. She has such a sweet face, and I love the black and white markings on her.
Mooligan is quite the little hooligan! She has big brown eyes and I love the black and white markings on her face. I do love all the Moogans – each one is so unique. I think Moos rule!
Genghis is quite the eye catcher! He has his father’s red eyes and is quite the rascal, I love the ostrich boa, and his black and white face markings.
A Moogan can come in any size or style of dragon. And be made with either a faux fur, fox fur or ostrich boa. I do love the cow dragons. I have even thought of adding udders, the thought of milking a dragon is amusing – warm hands would be a must!
Dragontry History: Originally we made cow gryphons, (called Moophons), Later I made a very few cow nipper (baby) dragons…which were quickly herded off to their new homes!
Here’s a bright and colorful batch of Nipper dragons. These little dragons are just hatched and will be going to Australia, where they are sure to find wonderful homes to nest in.
– white sparkle – yellow rainbow swirl and red – Pink sparkle and orange – purple and Teal
Each dragon has a bead and wire armature and the legs, feet, wings, ears and arms are wired. Only the legs are covered button jointed, the arms are sewn in place. Approximate measurements are: The body is 25-27 inches measured from the nose, over the head and along the back to the tail tip. Standing height is 6 inches – depending on how each is posed, and up to 7 inch for the the wing span.
Nipper Dragons can stand, but still have their baby fat and prefer to be carried, and loved.
This is Marzipan, a very pink, glittery, sparkly Ring-tailed Dragon, she has a special striped tail of glittery black and pink giraffe rings, a little more work but the effect is well worth it.
This pink giraffe glitter Lycra velvet fabric certainly made me say “Wow”, I used a black glitter Lycra velvet fabric for the belly, under wings, palms and foot pads. The ears are a pink glitter fabric, and a black glitter fabric.
Her back spine and spiral wrapped horns, are a black velour fabric. I used a black texture paint for her claws and face nubs. Marzipan has a mane of black faux fur with silver wisps and Rose -pink eyes.
Buy setting the legs back a bit, the balance of the dragon changed enough that Marzipan can set up. Definitely going to do this for all future Shoulder dragons….
Marzipan is approximately 53 inches – measured from her nose- ring, over the head, along the back to her tail tip, and has a full length ball and socket armature.
Her body, depending on the pose is 14 x 12 inches- with a very long tail. Taller if she is posed standing on her back legs.
The wings are fully wired and have a span of approximately – 30 inches. The arms and legs are attached with covered button joints, and are fully wired, and may be posed with care.
This Dragon can sit upon your shoulder while you go on your adventures. The feet should be slightly cupped to fit upon your shoulder, drape the tail down your back and up and over to your opposite shoulder for balance.