**edit** I can't thank you guys enough for this DD. It's been my dream for so long to get one.. I can't explain how much it means to me. A huge thankyou to all the special people who suggested it
- See page & journal for details
Commissions opening 16th and 17th of August
Smaug is made from crimson minky. He is 29" tall to the crest of his neck. Process
Where to start...
His entire body has been meticulously airbrushed using several hand made stencils. His head was sculpted entirely out of foam and then a minky 'sleeve' was fashioned to sit over the foam 'muscle' (the only way I could keep those specific muscle groups visible).
His eyes were casted with resin and the eye design was drawn in photoshop and glued to the back of the eye. Being resin cast his pupil has a 'follow me' effect so it always looks like he is staring at you. Orange LEDs were cast into the eyes, with a grand total of 17 orange LEDs wired into his eyes, mouth and chest that run from 2 battery packs hidden in internal pockets.
His teeth were all sculpted from translucent sculpey clay, embedded into clay 'gums' and glued into his jaw.
His body is held up by pvc piping that runs through his wings and back (the only thing strong enough to hold him). He has wire in his neck and wings for added support.
His chest and neck were given the translucent scale effect by using a soldering iron to singe through the minky. I then reverse applique'd sparkling angelina fibers to fill the holes but leave them transparent so the leds would be visible. Several locations on his body were scarred using very precise shallow burns in the minky, again using the soldering iron (primarily his face, neck and back).
Please do not ask for the pattern, under no circumstance will I be giving it out. (I couldn't even if I wanted to due to the way I made him)
Oh man.. this plush broke me. Never has a plush made me want to tear my hair out so much XD. I am SO proud of him, and on the same page SO thankful he is done. Every element that could be complex with this plush was at the limits of my abilities. I had to push myself with every aspect. I hope you all love the result as much as I do.
PLEASE zoom in to check out his details!
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I have not asked for critique. Any critique is not appreciated.
Watch me or check out my journal (and tumblr) to see WIPs of this and other current projects.
I am currently working on other plushes. Keep an eye out on my page if you are interested in owning any of my future plushes.