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Little Hoarder by HowManyDragons Little Hoarder by HowManyDragons
This black dragon has amassed a mighty hoard and isn't about to share. In fact, he's become so obsessed with his stash that he sleeps on top of it, and the gold and jewels are starting to embed themselves between his scales. He definitely needs someone to watch over him and keep his greed in check!

Heh, putting together the gold coins probably look me longer than it took to craft the dragon. The gold clay doesn't like to stick to things, which is super annoying! :-X I think the end result was worth it, though. :)

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UsoliaNaviento Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like his treasure ^o^ So cute!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Thank you so much! :D
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angiehuntergirl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is probably my favorite of all your dragons!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Aw, thanks! I do like that one. :)
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angiehuntergirl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's just so cute, and i love all of the little coins! How long did this one take?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Hmm, several hours, at least. The dragon wasn't all that complicated, but it probably took me a couple of hours to create all the coins and then fit them all together. The problem is that the gold clay that I use isn't very sticky, so I had coins falling off constantly while I was working on this. ^^;
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angiehuntergirl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, I see. That does happen to me sometimes with the dragon arms...  do you ever have the problem of dragons falling over in the oven? Its happened to me quite a bit.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
They don't usually fall over because they tend to be seated, but I've had raised arms sag. I either try to prop them up with wadded lumps of tin foil, or I add a wire support in the arm so that it stays in place.
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angiehuntergirl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh... well, one of my dragons, the charm one, he fell over. he was supposed to be sitting with his neck up, but now.. well... take a look at him i guess Sweating a little... 
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ocenflower Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
aaaaw soooo cute
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crazyanimegirl287 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   General Artist
Awww! He's like a little baby Smaug!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Maybe Smaug's baby cousin or something. :)
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crazyanimegirl287 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013   General Artist
lol, yeah. :)
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werewolves-fan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
dunno this remind me somewho one episode of MLP x3
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werewolves-fan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
the one with that red dragon on the top of the mountain that was causing troubles x3
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Oh? Which one?
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behappy1990 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
very cute! Love the flash of color in the little gems.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Hehe, I really like adding the gems here and there. I guess I just really like shiny things! xP
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behappy1990 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
shiny rocks!
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:iconteamush:
teamush Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Smauge
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
But Smaug is red! O:
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crazyanimegirl287 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   General Artist
Is he? I must've read that wrong, lol!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Tolkien never describes Smaug in any great detail, but I'm quite sure he's said to be red.
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teamush Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, it reminded me of him cause of the gold xD
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twins6292 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
he's really cute! i love your detail in all the little treasures
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank you! It takes a long time to put together all the gold coins, but I think it's worth it. :3
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twins6292 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
you're welcome
yea it looks like it takes a long time, but you're right. when something turns out this good, it is worth it
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lizzarddesigns Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HA! I love this guy! Love how his little paw is stretched out saying.. "MINE". Nice job.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Never try to get between a dragon and its gold. :D
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MaxiMasMac Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sooooo muther fliping cute
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you! >w<
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19646 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
How did you get the gold clay to stick?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I used Translucent Liquid Sculpey - it acts like a clay glue that bonds when baked. It works quite well, but as you can imagine, it got all over the place and the gold coins were still trying to fall off, right until the dragon went into the oven. :shakefist:
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19646 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I can imagine THAT mess quite well XD
Liquid sculpey, huh? Does it work well?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
In general, it works fine to hold things together, but you have to be careful when using it. TLS doesn't really dry before baking, so if you use too much, things will try to slide out of place. Also, once it's been baked, it looks like glue, which I find unsightly (at least it's not very noticeable after glazing). I've had a few joins fail because I tend to err on the side of using too little instead of too much - thank goodness super glue can take care of those mistakes!
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19646 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ouch. I can see were that could go wrong. :/

Yeah, I've had similar problems, but I work with the other kind of clay, and when you work on something that has several attached pieces then you thank whomever invented the super glue ^^
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Oh? What kind of clay do you work with?
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:icon19646:
19646 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Mostly just a sort of red clay, or a blue one. I don't know what it is called in English though ^^U

I haven't worked with it for a couple of months though, but I will buy a new load soon. I might even upload some of the sculptures on here too C:
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Cool, you should definitely post some of our sculptures sometime. :]
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Theluki986 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Sooo cute!! :love:
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice idea.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks! :3
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clayjase69 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Amazing work
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spanky92 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice little description with it.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Haha, thanks! I usually have a hard time coming up with descriptions. >w<
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