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Ice Dragon Egg by KatherineReedKS Ice Dragon Egg by KatherineReedKS
This egg to a bit longer to make than the pink one I posted last and was more difficult to work with because it is built on top of a real egg shell. While working on this I had to be very gentle because of how fragile an egg shell is. The egg is very light weight but I'd like to work on using even less clay in order to make it even lighter. There is a small hole in the bottom to allow the air to escape the egg so that it wont expand and break because it is hollow during baking.

The tedious work that goes into these eggs actually almost makes me miss the simplicity of spikes! One of these eggs can take as long as a dragon sculpture to make. [link]?
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yami-joey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
A very intricate piece, and I love the details. :heart:
Clearly a difficult work, and for that I applaud you. :clap:
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yeah, this little guy took me longer to make than my dragons XD (except maybe the black and red one)
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FireWario Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Unique! The forms of the painted spots for the egg do give it an icy feel behind it. Nicely done!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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AlanTheRobot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I think the little white specks are maybe a bit too close or too small. Making them bigger and more varied would look cooler (would make it sort of look like marble).

I would also advice you don't take pictures of the eggs with a bright background like this one. Try it on a duller white/gray or dark red so the egg pops out at you.
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I agree, I wish they were either a little bigger or a little more spread apart. I also like your advise on the background... I almost pulled it into photoshop just to dim the background a bit :)
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Dying-Hopes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Awww, so pretty :) Congratulations with the good result, certainly because you've put so much time and effort in it!
It really has the icy look for me, and I just love those sparkles... It makes the egg look alive :) Well done!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I did put a good chunk of time into this egg so I'm really glad you like it :) I'm glad you like the sparkles in it because I had to give it a clear gloss on top to get them to show up and I was so afraid it would look worse with a gloss before I did it :)
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Dying-Hopes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
You're welcome! ^^ And your time surely paid off :) Again, good job! ^^
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
:D
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Yami-Pokegirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, I like ice dragons. So awesome dragons~
The egg make good, but the shiny is a littel to hard...
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I only have 1 good light so I have to deal with big shiny spots on anything glossy. I had to add gloss because the silver was dull and not sparkly like it is with a gloss on it.
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that a shine in the top of it? And these little spots! I'm as taken by these as I was the pink one's. :giggle:
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yup, I like this one a lot better while its shiny... when it wasn't the silver wasn't very bright and didn't sparkle like it should have.
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kinda dragon laid this one? *mostly playing*
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I am going to confidently say an ice dragon XD
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD I just imagined one of your itty bitty dragons laying that. ...oh that poor thing.
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh god! I guess I need to make smaller eggs so that I don't kill my little dragons XD How sad would you be if you had to lay a HUGE egg and the dragon that came out of it only took up like 5% of the space XD
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I guess it makes sense. They haveta grow to be a smart creature--and the egg has pleeenty of yolk for the baby to consume as it would. XD
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
lol, I think the dragon race would die out as the females eat any male that comes near them XD
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