The Arcane Dragonry

7th August 2016

Binding together

Binding things together can be a challenge sometimes. It happens the same with all creatures. Sometimes two individuals will have to cooperate to succeed, whether they like it or not. Humans are a bit odd when it comes to do this kind of thing. How can it be -according to them- so challenging at times? They are the same species, they can talk to each other and they are social animals, so they are meant to work together. It sounds so easy to me, but maybe I just can’t understand. I don’t think they know how difficult it is for Dragonkin to cooperate with each other. There are so many kinds! Some of them are not the brightest, and some of them are so intelligent they can even communicate telepathically. They all have different interests, they can be dangerous and a lot of them are (or choose to be) solitary creatures. They may not even have the same physiognomy, being small or colossal, having wings or not, possessing extrasensory powers, being able to use magic or not… and the list goes on. And yet, you humans wage war and fight so much more often than us.

I still have a lot to learn.

Today I’m showing you how I bound all of the different pieces together to make something greater. For this, I used mostly tape and hot glue. I played around with the mouth pieces until they reached a position I was happy with, and glued them enough just to see the result without having to hold it with my hands. After a few adjustments, I glued it permanently and proceed to do the same process again, this time attaching it to the neck.

Now it was time to make all of that plainness go away by adding some features to the base. I started by the horns. Not all dragons have horns, but I personally love horns so much, I don’t think I’d ever be satisfied if I made a dragon head without horns! (The few hornless dragons I know are not remarkable enough to honour them with a trophy anyway). To do this, I shaped a bunch of aluminium foil into long, thin cones for the big horns, and smaller cones for the horns on the nose and chin. And then… TAPE! In Dan Reeder’s book, he spoke about how he loves tape so much, he would marry it if he weren’t already married to another human. I can understand that.


I added a few more features (note the nostrils, nose bridge, and later on, cheeks), as well as a steel wire running along the horns as an outer line. I taped everything together and continued to add features, including the eyes. Once again, I apologise for the high saturation of the pictures, I will get a new camera soon -hopefully-.




An old steel dragon hailing from another plane. She's been living among humans for a while now, learning about them and using her artistic talent to make recreations of relevant draconic figures from her homeland. Her aim is to teach humans about her kin and learn about them in return.


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