You know those "what if's" that plague my inquisitive mind? You have them too? I was inspired recently with the RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Milagros set. If you go back to our Facebook Tribe, you'll see my hand holding two feet together, forming a leg. A leg gave me a head and a set of hands, all different Relics that could become one. How about producing an Angel? Would I be able to bring to life a sculpture of sorts?
Yes I did , she is a beautiful Angel that you may see later on, but she inspired a series. I will be doing more. The next assignment was creating him, an angel warrior to help me fight. I had access to a shield and a sword, a face with the armor on. "So what was he helping me fight," you say? Dragons of course. Turns out Retro Cafe Art had just released what I needed to complete the story in my head. A valiant warrior brave enough to take them all at once!
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I used Verday to give him the ancient patina. And I wanted to use them all, the verdigris, the rust, the blackens. Finnabair's crackle medium worked beautifully on him!
I wanted my dragons to come to life so I sculpted over the chipboard, I gave them scales and I transformed their wings, some with clay some with simple rope.
My background is comprised of modeling paste using a TCW stencil to create relief, texture and movement!
I love his gaze, looking at the horizon, frozen in time by his patina
I loved the idea of having one, a serpent kind, trying to attack his feet, so much to defend!
To help him come alive I have used:
RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Milagros
RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Archangels
RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Chivalry
RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Mythos
You can find the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Dragons here
"Be in Love" stencil by The Crafter's Workshop