Draco Malus Primus

This is the first ‘Apple Dragon’ and the inspiration to make me want to continue with the rest. I found it on the orchard floor where it had been exposed to the elements for a year or so. The wood was more bleached and cracked than later finds.

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I added a small fleck of red flint to help make the eye come to life.

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See how the exposure to the elements has brought out different colours in the grain as the wood slowly succumbed to the weathering.

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Here’s the reverse side; this what the other side would have looked like before I started working on it. Most of the bark had flaked off because it had been on the floor for so long.

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Just before varnishing.

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A couple of earlier stages of carving/whittling.

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