this is my first time posting over at the concept art forum although I've popped in to have a look several times over the last few years. I normally post over at the clubhouse sculptors forum (I see a few of the members also post here) and thought it was about time I joined you guys here too.
Anyway here's a piece I've been working on recently...it's a chinese dragon which I drew several years ago and never got round to painting but recently decied to turn it into a relief sculpture. I was inspired to do the drawing when I was studying chinese at school many moons ago - I asked the teacher for a chinese name and she suggested Lei Tien Leung which sort of means 'Thunderous emperor dragon from the heavens' (or at least that's what I was told - seems to make sense though from what I know of the individual words ). I did a bit of research on what chinese dragons should look like and came up with a rough sketch that turned into the following. The wave at the bottom is basically the great wave at kanagawa (from an old japanese print) but for the relief I decided to sculpt my 'own' wave':
The tablet is slightly bigger than A3 size but when I am finished sculpting I'll cut it out to exactly A3 before molding and casting it.
Hope you like and thanks for looking,