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Ice Dragon Glue Sculpture SOLD by Sovriin Ice Dragon Glue Sculpture SOLD by Sovriin
Ive been wanting to do glue sculptures for absolutely AGES, and I was kinda bored the other day so I just decided to give it a go. I really really enjoyed it, its very therapeutic, and really fun to watch it slowly take shape. Im super pleased with the wings, they turned out great, and Im really happy with the overall shape, it just kinda...flows nicely XD

This dragon is made entirely from glue, with a thin wire armature running through for stability. The glue has been painstakingly layered up and sculpted by me, shaped to form a surprising amount of detail. I then used pearlescent powders to give it shimmery blue and purple accents, and a coat of varnish to hold the colour. The wire running through the dragon means that it has slight posability, though this is limited. The tail and wings can be moved, and slight changes to the neck and feet, but nothing excessive.

Unfortunately, glue is INCREDIBLY hard to photograph. Ive done my best, but theyre not great :L Personally, I think it looks much, much better in real life. The colours are more subtle and ethereal.

SOLD! >> www.etsy.com/uk/listing/161299…

Feedback please! Id really appreciate if you could tell me what you think about the glue sculptures. Id love to do more, but theres no point if you guys don't like them. So, do you think I should do more? And, do you think my prices are good? Thanks ^^

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Im also open for commissions if you are interested.

Check out my etsy shop! www.etsy.com/shop/Sovriin
And my facebook page! www.facebook.com/Sovriinscraft…

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:iconnamesiswolf:
NamesisWolf Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, the glue kinda gives it an icy look :)
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the super late reply, but thank you! That was what I was hoping for ^_^
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
coolness! :D
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late reply but thanks! :)
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
ur welcome! :)
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:iconnailita:
Nailita Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
do you have somekind of a turtorial about how you make these? I would find that very interesting! :D I love them!!!
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Ive had a few people asking about tutorials, so I think when I have a bit of spare time I will definitely make one! :)
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thechrisanderson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
that is awesome - i wonder if you have attempted to torch-polish it after it's done?  I know this can be done with acrylic to make it glossy.  Too bad ur in the UK or I'd send you my 40 spare glue sticks :P
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Hmm Im not sure! Ill have to look into it, sounds interesting! The glue has a natural shine to it anyway, but glossy would be cool! Hehe thanks =P
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have collected dragons for many years, all sizes, all materials- as long as they appeal to me. There was one light green dragon, small, a little larger than my hand, but  I could never identify the stone. It crossed my mind that is might be colored "glue" or something similar, but later I decided no, it was just a clear green stone I was not familiar with- but I do see some similarities here, but your work is more real and has more character. I will check out your dragons and tell you what I think. At least I am an excellent judge of dragons!
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NagoshiAshumari Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
how long do these little lovelies take to make? Isn't selling it for $15 selling yourself a little short >_>
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Hmm they take a few hours, but I dunno, I just don't know if people would want to spend more than that on them! ^^
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NagoshiAshumari Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You should try. These guys are really popular.
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:iconmzmadness:
MzMADness Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Its made out of glue, colored, bendable, and cute. This should scream $$$.
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:iconnagoshiashumari:
NagoshiAshumari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic, but I agree with your comment. People would buy these.
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:iconmzmadness:
MzMADness Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not sarcastic in the least. If I had the space I would buy it. I like it a LOT. very good work. :]
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Shadow-of-Iron Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
that is a freaking awesome idea. now i wan to try and make one.
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! And you should! :)
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:iconchookums:
Chookums Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glue sculpture? Neat! It creates a wonderful, translucent effect, particularly with the wings. It's a great medium for an artic style dragon :)
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yes, I love the translucent-ness of it, the glue gives the work such a unique glow ^^
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:iconpancakesandhalibut:
pancakesandhalibut Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Really cool idea :)
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:iconpancakesandhalibut:
pancakesandhalibut Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
your welcome! Wink/Razz 
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:iconmadewithlove8:
MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing!  I can't believe you made it entirely out of glue!  :wow:  And it really does give it a nice flowing feeling.  And definitely lends itself well to an "Ice dragon" !!!  I love the colors (wish I could see it in real life) and the wings are amazing!  :D
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! Im glad you like it ^^
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:iconmadewithlove8:
MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :)
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:iconfiepige:
Fiepige Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
That is so beautiful :3
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :)
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Fiepige Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
You're welcome :3
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:iconnamelessokami:
NamelessOkami Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... This is AMAZING!!! How in the world do you make a glue sculpture?
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Its actually pretty easy, you just slowly layer up glue until it forms a shape :) So long as you have an endless supply of glue and time, its not too bad :D
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NamelessOkami Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a particular glue that you used?
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Hmm not that Im aware of, I just bought a load of generic hot glue sticks off ebay :)
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:iconnamelessokami:
NamelessOkami Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! And ah, actually, that's what I meant. ^^; I should have asked what kind of glue you used. Oops!
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LikablePlatypus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow, that is beautiful, the glue definitely makes it look like ice. ^ ^ you did a wonderful job and by the sounds of it it wasn't easy. I think it's pretty cool that he's slightly poseable too. :D
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter

Thank you very much! And Im glad it looks icey :D

Its not too difficult actually, very time consuming, but kinda therapeutic at the same time :D

Thanks! ^^

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LikablePlatypus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. ^ ^ Did you use hot glue for this?
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yup! Lots and lots of hot glue :D
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:iconlikableplatypus:
LikablePlatypus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats what I thought. :)
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White-Raven-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Your glue sculptures are really amazing! It's rare to see entire glue sculptures like this, I'm glad you practice it. :D

I think you should do more, as they're really beautiful. :)

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Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :iconblushplz:
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Phoenix-FireMage Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is incredible! I can't imagine having the patience to make it. Well, maybe. Crafts are amazing how they suck you in...
And if it looks better in real life than in the photograph, then it must truly be stunning!
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter

Thank you! Haha when I started it, I never thought Id get it finished, but like you said, crafts just suck you in, and next thing you know, you've been at it for 5 hours and can no longer move your neck XD

Thank you ^^

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Phoenix-FireMage Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can't... move... neck... XD
You're welcome!
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:iconnyght11:
Nyght11 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hot glue?
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yep! Lots and lots of hot glue :D
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:iconkayiscah:
KayIscah Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome, I've been contemplating attempting a sculpture with hot glue.  I was wondering how it would hold up.
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:iconnyght11:
Nyght11 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats creative!
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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