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Drakeling Fossil Sculpture

Drakeling Fossil Sculpture by Sarrah Wilkinson - A mixed media, framed sculpture of a tiny dragon's fossilized skeleton made from polymer clay and embedded in DAS clay.

I sculpted each of the tiny dragon's 148 bones separately out of polymer clay, and once they were baked, reassembled them in the configuration I wanted using more polymer clay to hold them together. The "stone" is DAS air-drying clay, the terra cotta variety. It's the first time I had worked with it, and good grief, it's messy! I molded it around the skeleton, pressing it in to give the impression of the wing membranes. The whole thing was finished off with a wash of acrylic paint to give the stone more depth and texture. The final sculpture was 8" x 10", to fit inside of the frame.

Paleontology was one of my first loves, and it still fascinates me to this day! It seemed only natural to combine it with a touch of fantasy.

This one-of-a-kind sculpture was sold 6/29/2012.

© 2012 Artwork by Sarrah Wilkinson

Completion date: 5/8/2012 - Page last updated: 10/6/2013

Keywords: fantasy, dragonling, drakeling, sculpture, polymer clay, DAS, air-dry, fossil, paleontology, cryptozoology, bones, skeleton, skull, wings, spine, body

Categories: Artwork, Fantasy, Just Dragons!, Sculptures and Traditional Artwork