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Blue Marble Dragon Egg by KatherineReedKS Blue Marble Dragon Egg by KatherineReedKS
This egg was a lot of fun to make! I reused the same colors from my previous egg because I wanted to see if order looked better/worse than disorder and my opinion might have been different if I had used different colors. I really love the marble effect this egg has because it makes me think of some kind of stone that the earth might make.

It is made from a layer of sculpted clay over a hollow egg and is 2 3/4 inches tall. Because it is made with a real hollow egg it is rather fragile.
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MandieEllie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is really cool! I love the effect on the egg, so many different colors that blend so well together, good job!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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yami-joey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I feel like this one is better than the other Ice Dragon egg you've made. It has that sort of "glitter" shine to it that looks great. I can tell that the dragon that would hatch from that egg is very cool..a lovely dragon :heart:
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I liked the idea of the glitter look to so I mixed a little of my glittery silver clay with the blue so it sparkled :) I also bought some separate glitter recently and I'll mix some of it in the the clay :)
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LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is a beautiful marbled design. The swirls are mesmerizing!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I think I'm going to stick with the random look over something organized :)
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TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks great! :)
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Dying-Hopes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I find this your prettiest dragon egg so far! :)
The pattern is sooo beautiful! :) You improve every time ^^ Well done!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I've gotten really good feedback on my marble egg so I'm planning on doing more but with different colors than blue :)
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I have never seen that kind of art before! But I will still try to give a critique because I know a little bit about clay.
First: I really like the idea - it is nice and unique!
The colours you have choosen are nice too and fit very well to the egg. Like you said the marble effect is really cool and fun to make with clay! But I really wonder how you have put that all on the egg without destroying it :wow:
so I don't know if my only critique - at the bottom the egg doesn't seem to be 100% round - is even justified^^

all in all: cool and nice work!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm glad I have unique art XD Putting it on the egg requires me to be very gentle with it and another problem I face is the color blending together instead of being very stark.

I've been getting better and better at them being more egg shaped when I'm done but I pretty much end up leaving indents any time I pick it up :( I have to hold it in my palm while working and be sure that it doesn't move or the area my palm is touching will smudge! Its very tedious work :)
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luckylocks1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool!! And awesome!! Keep this up!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I will!
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CyberAngelAlexis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow, really cool!

I like the pattern and the colors you used!

Really nice!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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CyberAngelAlexis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no problem! :XD: :) :D
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Mintsteak Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   General Artist
When I saw its thumbnail, I thought that had a dragon on it. I can't tell which I like better. :D
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I started with more structured pieces but I think I've grown to love the random look that this can have :)
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Mintsteak Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
I agree. There is something lovely about unplanned art like this. :D
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
The random look is really cool :)
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TheyCallMeSage Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful:icondragonwant:

Also, how does one put clay over a hollow egg? 0_o
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

Very carefully and with very little pressure ;)
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FireWario Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nicec craftsmanship! The choice of colors and the style are so elaborate. Well done!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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AlanTheRobot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Wow, I love this one. Great idea :) Not much else to say. I'd try to use less shiny colors though. Like try altering between some shiny blue and none shiny. But it's just a suggestion.
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I know they are a bit shiny... I had a dark blue, black, and silver to work with so every blue color between dark blue and silver is actually a mix of the dark blue and silver so it got shinier :)
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wut. this is awesome *-*
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it :) this is the first thing I will have ever put on Etsy... I'm afraid that while its cool looking, no one would want it >.>
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its ok :la:

some pieces people want, some, people dont. sometimes its a price issue too. but, youre also not hugely known either. you need to give it time, then im sure you could sell lots of pretties like this :D
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) I actually thought I posted it on Etsy last night but apparently didn't hit the last button lol! So it went up a few hours ago. I know not to get disheartened if something doesn't happen immediately, gotta wait to have a following before you can sell stuff quickly :)
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, i hate doing things like that ;p

but at least its up now!!

no, you shouldnt :)
what youre doing on here is really good too! get the work out there and people will buy ^-^

(is also following you on etsy now XD)
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I noticed you were following me on etsy... I got an email :3

I just made another egg... its a little different than my normal style but my mom told me I had to do something colorful next so it looks like a rainbow had an egg then puked more rainbows on it lol
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo lol i cant wait to see it! xD

eggs are cool to make :3

oh, well, uhm, then yeah you already know! :P
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
lol XD I just hope it bakes ok... a brown spot would be obvious on a colorful rainbow XD
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This dragon must have been made of sapphire or something. Beautiful coloring!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Ohhhh, that would be pretty :)
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks very cool!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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