Alder was one of those commissions where I had the wonderful opportunity to experiment. I came up with a whole new method of making dragon wings as well as sculpting and casting feet cheaply in a slightly flexible resin, so they can resist bumps and knocks better.
He has "mini long pile" fur which was brilliant to work with and I think works really nicely with the scale of the dolls. I will probably use it a lot more in future! I thought the seams might be a problem but as it turns out with some careful sewing and brushing they are nearly invisible.
As with all my dolls he is fully poseable
! You can bend any part of him in any direction thanks to a wire "skeleton". The head is sculpted from fimo, the horns and spines from primo and the feet are flexible resin. I attach the fur to these parts with glue - simple as that! It's a glue that's very similar to fabri-tac, except it's the British equivalent.
Alder was tough but fun and I am actually very happy with how true I stayed to the reference - no compromises. c:
I am open for commissions but you will have to wait until approximately April next year. I can jump you to the top of the waiting list if you are willing to pay a small extra fee. If you send me a note with your design I can give you a quote and put you on the waiting list. I DO offer payment plans, where you pay in manageable chunks over a month or two. My prices range between £150-£300 + £20 P&P to America.
Thanks for looking!