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Snare Drummer Dragon by HowManyDragons Snare Drummer Dragon by HowManyDragons

Another holiday commission. The client requested a dragon playing the snare for her daughter, who is in marching band. I've made dragons playing bongo-type drums before, but the snare drum was something new. Positioning the drumsticks was a bit tricky, but I think it turned out rather well. The key was to bake the drumsticks beforehand so that I didn't have to fight with saggy clay on top of everything else.

Also, purple is fun. I like making purple dragons. :]

Crafted from colored Premo polymer clay and bugle beads.

Every dragon needs a hobby

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SPIKElollie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  New Deviant Student Artist
These dragons are incredible!
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BlueMario1016 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
That's great! Always great to see stuff like this. All he needs now is a marching band hat. :)
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Ooh, yes, that would be even better! ^_^
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BlueMario1016 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Really? That would be great to have that added! :D
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EmptyTheFurry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to see one of these with a saxophone, probably because I play it :D
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Oh man, this is so super duper old, but I did make a Pink Saxophone Dragon once!
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EmptyTheFurry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww he's so cute! You wouldn't mind at all if I made something like that? I'm not copying I just have a huge interest in art and music so I wanna try and do this once :D and if you haven't done it already why not try one doing a guitar?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
I don't mind at all, go for it!

And I am totally on top of those instrument-playing dragons. xD
Rockin' Angel Dragon by HowManyDragons
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EmptyTheFurry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How many instrument dragons have you done it's like you've done every instrument xD
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Haha, not that many more! I've made flute, horn, and lyre dragons, but that might be it. It's always been my secret shame that despite being a violinist, I've never actually made a dragon playing the violin. =P
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EmptyTheFurry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh well that makes sense but why don't you like them? Just wondering
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
What, the violin is fine, I just haven't ever felt like sculpting one. xD
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Candle-stic Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The purple colour is awesome :). This piece reminds me of the little drummer boy Christmas carol.
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CameronEXO Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Nice
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K0braK0n Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Student General Artist
OH SHt. How have I not heard of you?! Definite fave.
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ZookieDragon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Professional Artist
Lovely detail with the drum :)
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BlueFireWolfStar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable! :love:
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chatnoirlove13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda like the little drummer boy
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Privance Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is such a random thing, but when I first saw this submitted, I was on YouTube looking up Pueblo. Cause I'm a snare player as well in my school. This little dragon looks like me, lol
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Hodge-Podge401 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
This is adorable!!! :D
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dragons283 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
YES!!!!




well, I AM in band...
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DogIsGood Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be cool if you made one playing a flute. I myself play the flute, and it's a beautiful sounding instrument.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Oh, I've done that before, but it was many many years ago: Indigo Flautist
She was one of my earliest dragons, back when I was first dabbling in clay.
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DogIsGood Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks nice!
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dragons283 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2017
Maybe a Clarinet or a Tenor Sax dragon? Those are what I play.
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EWSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ayy, I play clarinet and alto sax! It would be cool to see those made.
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EmptyTheFurry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also do alto sax in my school band!
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dragons283 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Have you played in Jazz band?
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EWSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'm actually in my school's Jazz 1 band. There are three of them, one is the highest difficulty. I'm also in two more concert bands still at school :)
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dragons283 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Yea, I'm in advanced concert band and Jazz band, when the marching band comes around again, I'll join it again. I might even play a third instrument.
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EWSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool! It's always nice to find other people who are in band.
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dragons283 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Same! I'm also thinking about a 3rd instrument, what would you suggest?
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daFox11 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
DA CUUUUUTE!!!
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Cloudy-dragons Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness that's adorable! I actually play the snare drum in my school's band. ^o^
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Nice! I was in the school orchestra - violin. ^_^
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Cloudy-dragons Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, my best friend in band plays viola (pretty similar to violin). ^.^
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
I've always loved the sound of the viola. :]

Didn't really want to learn how to read a new clef just to play it, though. :giggle:
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frostykittyzem Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Percussionist dragon! I love how you can see how the clay was twisted with all the swirls.
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