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The Year of the Paper Mache Dragon- Claws, Breast Plates, and Eddie

By Danmonsterman @danmonsterman
Hi again,
Just another quick installment of my paper mache dragon.  I left off having just draped and trimmed the wings.   At this point I added feet. I wanted this dragon to be bird-like, so the "attitude" of the feet are very important.   Below you can see what they looked like unadorned.   Pretty plain.
The Year of the Paper Mache Dragon- claws, breast plates, and Eddie The Year of the Paper Mache Dragon- claws, breast plates, and Eddie
You can see how much difference a bit of detail can make.   A few knuckles, ankles, and claws and they take on a completely different character.  
The Year of the Paper Mache Dragon- claws, breast plates, and Eddie The Year of the Paper Mache Dragon- claws, breast plates, and Eddie
I wanted one foot to be open and the other more clenched.  I prefer asymmetry wherever possible.   On the right you can see what one foot looked like after the cloth mache. 
The Year of the Paper Mache Dragon- claws, breast plates, and Eddie The Year of the Paper Mache Dragon- claws, breast plates, and Eddie
I added my usual breastplates.  I started at the tail and worked my way up to the neck.  I decided to do this before adding the head (for no particular reason).
The Year of the Paper Mache Dragon- claws, breast plates, and Eddie
I added the jaws to the neck.   I wanted the dragon to be floating, much like an eagle, scanning the horizon.
The Year of the Paper Mache Dragon- claws, breast plates, and Eddie
As usual, Eddie was helping me out.  He decided to nudge the wing a few times, just enough to get the dragon rocking.  
The Year of the Paper Mache Dragon- claws, breast plates, and Eddie
Till next time...thanks for dropping by.

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