And here's the fourth elemental dragon - the spirit of air! She too has been made with the #BuyHandmade
Elements contest in mind. Since she's an air dragon, I decided to make her out of translucent clay, with light, flowing accents. I ascribed the season of Spring to her, so her colors tend to fresh yellows and greens - she's a spirit of spring breezes, not windstorms.
I chose the butterfly as her representative animal, which I realize isn't terribly original of me since I've done butterfly dragons before, but it was an excuse to make another wing cane, which is always fun (and time consuming). Also, she's holding a tiny butterfly, squee!
I was originally going to do individually colored curls down her back, but then I realized I had a pretty good progression going in my mixed colors so I thought it would be fun to turn it into a Skinner blend and do gradiated curls instead. I love how the colors turned out! I was initially skeptical, because the translucent clay just looks kind of milky and a bit dull before it's been baked, but the baking process turns everything more transparent, and the colors really come to life.
This dragon has been sold.My other Elemental Dragons