Saturday, April 6, 2013

Chronicles of the Dragon Cave from A to Z: "F" is for Father Dragon

   By now, my face is rather familiar to visitors and regulars (it's at the top of the side bar and in the About Father Dragon page, in case you haven't noticed) but no one has seen a whole body picture of me yet.
   I worked like crazy on the sculpture of myself  because I had chosen to make my "cover reveal" today. Unfortunately, health problems put me way behind schedule and it is not finished yet. I was torn between delaying it or go ahead with the presentation as promised.
   A decisive factor was that Father Dragon doesn't take his word lightly. I found a way to keep my promise and yet delay the reveal. I used a filter to blur a bit its unfinished condition but you can see enough to get the idea. So here I give you Father Dragon (me) before finishing details.

Sorry. Infamous shredder Chihuahua dog got in Tassin's way. Dwarves don't interrupt shredder Chihuahua during her daily sun bath for fear of loosing parts of their bodies. Mostly parts they hold in high esteem.

Now this is the one Father Dragon sculpture made by Father Dragon. And a glimpse of Mother Dragon's garden.

Am I not dashing?

  One big directive with me is: art cannot be rushed. If I rush it, I ruin it. I was rushing it already and I could see it in the process, so I decided to stop, take a breather and continue more calmly. I will reschedule the reveal once it is properly finished and who knows? Probably by then, I can even get Father Dragon and his friends done.



 

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  1. Why, Father Dragon, you present quite the dashing figure! Love the sculpture. Also the shredder chihuahua. Fearsome. ;)

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Hahaha, exactly my thoughts. Fearsome. :)

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  2. I love the sculpture, can't wait to see the big reveal once it is properly finished

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    1. Great, then you'll see the detail. :)

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  3. I look forward to the reveal.

    I like the sculpture.

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  4. Hey that is really cool. I just got into sculpting myself. I actually posted a blog with a pic of my first one. What do you use?

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    1. Thank you, Brandon. Leave me a link to your blog if you have one. I would like to see it. The dragon is made of papier mache.

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    2. That's cool I have been using Sculpey, might have to try papier mache.
      My blog is http://baxwriting.blogspot.com/ The sculpture I made is like the second post down.

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  5. I like the face at the top of the blog, the sculptured face doesn't look as fierce. Look forward to the full reveal.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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    1. Well, the sculpture seems to be photogenic, Jo. Mother Dragon says he looks pretty fierce face to face but in the pictures it seems he's even smiling.

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  6. Al, he is amazing!!! He looks complete to me, but you as the artist know where he is not. Really awesome. Can't wait to see him and his friends complete.

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  7. Dashing, debonaire . . . So far so good! Looking forward to the reveal.

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    1. Thank you, Catherine. I'll let you know. Love your visits. :)

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  8. Love the sculptures - delightful! :) and that cute little fella in the first pic is hard to get past! :)

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  9. You can't rush art! I feel the same about my writing. :)

    Very cool, Father Dragon.

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  10. Love all the sculptures - you're very talented. I have zilch hand-eye coordination and my sculptures would be one messy lump.

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  11. Dashing, with that gleam of wisdom in your eyes . . .great sculpture!

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  12. Al, I meant to mention, I have recently discovered http://cheriereich.blogspot.ca/ who writes a lot about dragons, her D was for dragons of course. Do you know her?

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE


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    1. Cherie is a great writer, Jo. I recommend her highly! :D

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  13. Ooo! I adore your sculpture. The vibrant colors suit you and the expression look like you're either about to smile or breathe fire. Great work.

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    1. Funny, but you see what I see. It seems everyone sees something different in the expression. :)

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  14. What a handsome looking chap! Look forward to seeing the full reveal the colours are great.

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. I let you know when it is done. :)

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  15. I'm in awe of the splendid wings and colorful facial features. What an amazing dragon this is. Now my question is this: Does he have Asian roots or European ones? He seems unique among the dragons of my acquaintance, so just wondering about his genealogy. I wait impatiently, tapping my foot for the cover reveal.

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    1. What a keen eye, milady. You're absolutely right and it was deliberate. Father Dragon is a unique dragon. I've seen my ways, my thoughts and sometimes even my methods proved I am one of a kind. There are characteristics visible from both East and West, just as my thinking. I call it universality. :D

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    2. So wise to bring east and west together in such a beautiful manifestation of dragonhood.

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  16. You look very imposing! Love the mane.

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  17. Father Dragon is 'Breath Taking'! His sunning protector is 'Frightfully Cute'! The creation of Fire Breath Takers takes time....I'm sure the Final Reveal will be well worth the wait...for all concerned.
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. Oh, yes, it takes a lot of time, Sue. Thanks!

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  18. You my friend have a lot of talent.
    Love the wingspan, colors and details, not to mention Chihuahua dog photobomb! LOL
    Can't wait to see it again when it's all finished.
    (:

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  19. Holy Moley you're talented-- in words and art. I'm very impressed, and yes, you are as dashing as I imagined. Kiss the doggy's nose for me, please.

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    1. Aww, but sure! Thank you, Julie. :D

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  20. Oh he's adorable! I mean he looks tough. No, sorry, he's just adorable.

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    1. Hahaha, no problem. I can be adorable and tough. :)

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  21. Wow father Dragon is awesome! How did you do this sculpture?

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    1. Thank you Franny. It's Papier Mache.

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  22. Dashing does not even begin to describe you!

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  23. You are totally dashing! I love it! (Not so sure about the infamous shredder dog though). F is for Fabulously Fantastic Father Dragon! :-)

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  24. In this scale, you remind me of Mushu from Mulan. This is a compliment!

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    1. Hahahaha, Mushu? I have more muscles than him!

      You made me laugh, Tony. :D

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  25. Al, that looks great! I understand what you mean, though, about not wanting to rush. Take your time, do it right, and you won't regret it :)

    Looking forward to seeing the entire, finished, project.

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    1. You got it Mark. AFter all the hard work, yeah, I would regret to ruin it. :)

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  26. You are dashing indeed, Father Dragon, and your dog truly terrifying. ::shudders: ;-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. Yeah, that's one critter you don't want to find in a dark alley. The dog I mean. :D

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  27. You are very handsome and what gorgeous colors. And wow, your dog, yeah, wow.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. I was told my red is stunning, hahaha. ;)

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  28. Though WIPs they may be, it is a very dashing sculpture! Beware of dragon missies who may think you are a single dragon in waiting!

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    1. No worries. They get totally disenchanted when they keep tripping with clumsy dwarves and now they can't get rid of them.

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  29. Always amazed at your broad array of talents.

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    1. And I have not forgotten I owe you a dragon for your birthday. (It was THIS year's birthday. :D)

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  30. Father Dragon, your photo flare puts Puff the magic dragon to shame. And because I don't want my comment to 'dragon', I shall go now. Be well.

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    1. Hahaha. Thank you Gary. You got me looking for Puff, the magic dragon. Nice song.

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  31. Awesome, my multi-talented new friend :)

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  32. You are totally dashing, Father! The first pic made me laugh out loud haha. Dang that Shredder.

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    1. Don't cross her path and you'll be all right. :)

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  33. He looks amazing so far! I look forward to seeing more. My mother and I are both huge fans of dragons -- mainly Chinese dragons, but we appreciate other types of dragons when done well (which yours definitely is). :)

    From A to Z, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm an "universal" type of dragon. A bit of Western, a bit of Eastern and a bit of madness. :D

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  34. Our dogs are camera hogs, too. They also like to block hallways and doors and such. You are lucky you got in the picture at all. I can't wait for the Big Reveal in all its glory.

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    1. It's either that or smell the camera. They love attention, the little devils, hahaha.

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  35. Very cool! And the shredder chihuahua is pretty cute, too :)

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    1. Thanks from both me and my dog :)

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  36. that lil dragon is precious!
    love learning more about father dragon }=)

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  37. You have out done yourself. i hope it is not to size though :D

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    1. No, I am a bit taller than that, hahaha.

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  38. This was very cute, and the mysterious Father Dragon keeps us coming back for more! Hope you feel better soon.

    Julie

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    1. Thank you! I hope by the end of the month I still keep some mystery to myself, though. :)

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  39. Pero si, es un perro (and I think he wants Taco Bell?)

    But to be serious, I agree... art cannot be rushed, so good luck, get well and we're all looking forward to the reveal, including my dear friend, Joe Tambien :)

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  40. That's really cool. You are quite talented, Sir. Can't wait to see the later reveal. I'm not an artist, but that looked perfect to me. Great post!

    Karen

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  41. You made that yourself? That's so epic! I wish I had art skills like that! I love your big mane of hair! :D

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  42. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I can't imagine what you could do to make that any better. I'm hoping your feeling better.
    Connie
    A to Z buddy
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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  43. No, never rush art! The sculpture is well worth waiting for, and how can anyone resist that noble expression? Most delightful to see - and I am glad your health has allowed you to finish.

    - Diana at About myself, by myself…

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  44. Awesome sculpture!!!
    (and I love that first pic!!!)

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  45. What great images! Father Dragon + friends is certainly going to be a spectacular picture!

    Writer In Transit

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  46. You are quite the HANDSOME DRAGON, are you not?!!! Thanks for the reveal. I really enjoy multitalented writers... so nice to have another Renaissance man ... or should I say, DRAGON to converse with... I do HOPE you feel better soon!!!!

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