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Golden Chinese Dragon 2 by Richi89 Golden Chinese Dragon 2 by Richi89
these photos were taken w/o flash. I rekon it looks alot cooler=D but its harder to see the details..

Original here [link]

~Golden Chinese Dragon~

This is a Chinese dragon based off my initial sketch[link]

It's made of gold card cut and hot glued together=) Down the inside of the body is an aluminium wire helping to keep its shape. THeres also electrical wiring inside so that the LED eyes and ball can light up:D

This took me quite a while to finish. About 20 hours spread over now since mid year haha. I just kept getting stuck on the limbs which were probably the most difficult to make and attach.

The base is carved from a fat branch to look like the peak of a mountain=P

comments and critique appreciated:)
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Nextral Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
holy crap. it beautiful 
:D (Big Grin) 
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faror1 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first, I couldn't believe that there are real LEDs for the eyes and I thought it would be a digital effect but after I read your comment... I was so amazed (and relieved that it was not only an effect :D ) !!! How much work it must be to create and finish such a sculpture.
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
hehe gotcha! thank you:)
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Tokyozilla Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
for some strange reason.. i think ive seen this dragon in my dream. only much much much much longer and made of solid gold and was alive
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:iconrichi89:
Richi89 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Sounds like a pretty awesome dream!
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:iconmikepono:
MIKePONo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW - amazing work - great gallery. Keep it up!
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:iconrichi89:
Richi89 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Cheers Mike!
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Mlle-Desiree Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Freakin LOVE it!
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:iconrichi89:
Richi89 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
hehe cheers
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TheUmbraArtist Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
that is sooo cool, the bottom left, would be his best shot I think
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ColorLessHeart Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Artist
very nice
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kumoriyokoshima Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are outstanding!
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SKETCH-FAGGOT Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
indeed it does look a lot cooler.
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:iconrichi89:
Richi89 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
:D
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metztligen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
very nice
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
thanks:)
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androidhell6655 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
im from China and the dragon is awesome
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:iconrichi89:
Richi89 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
haha thanks man:)
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Ghost-lilly Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Absolutly mindblowing! :clap:
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Richi89 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
:D thanks!
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llifi-kei Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Wow, this looks amazing! It must've taken you a lot of patience to glue all that together... XD

I like the curving, fluid shape of its body, it contrasts nicely with all those wicked-looking spikes =D

And of course, those glowing eyes and the ball are reeeally cool. :XD:
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
thanks:D yeh it was kinda tedious at times! argh i wanna make another one but cant find the time:(
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Gallow-Crux Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing! The things you can make with hot glue....XD
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
haha thanks:D
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NegxPosxReal Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
U GOT TALENT:wow:
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
:D thanks
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EvilDuckEater Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
that's sweet!! I want one!
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:iconrichi89:
Richi89 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
thanks!:D
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EvilDuckEater Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
you are very welcome!
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NishyBear Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
This is probably the coolest paper dragon ive seen
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smsilverwolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
how big is it?
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smsilverwolf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
cool!!! yeah i made an origami dragon sculpure thing too [link] , but it's not all lighted an cool like urs. wat kind of LED did u use tho, so as to not make it look like a bulb or sumpin sticking out? i love the in-the-dark pics of it ^.^

it's good art, but i think ur a good photographer too woot
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Its about 38cm tall:)
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Oceanafields Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
SO AMAZING WITH LIGHTS! STILL< I LURV THE HEAD!
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Kuthinks Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
WOW! The eyes and orb glow, even? I bet that was hard to engeneer. I would love to know how you made him...
:heart:
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
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:iconeternal-midnight:
Eternal-Midnight Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this is wonderful. my boyfriend does paper craft
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
awesome thanks:)
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Darklight1999 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
love this!
critique: Next time maybe you can use some metal pipe and propane to make it breath fire! lol
oh wait...paper....fire....hm....oh well.
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
thanks that is a frikkin awesome idea D hahaha
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Darklight1999 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
hahaha I hope to see you do this. :)
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
are you selling these? =3
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:iconrichi89:
Richi89 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
not at the moment noo. But once I've made a few more different ones i might consider it:D
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ok. ^^
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totallyunmotivated Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Wow, that's so cool! The lighting on this photo is really cool! :D Made out of paper, too! That's so awesome!
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
hehe thanks!:D
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totallyunmotivated Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
You're welcome! :icontardglompplz:
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:iconexuitirteiss:
exuitirteiss Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb i love it the design is flawless.
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
thank you:)
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exuitirteiss Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your absolutely welcome.
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