This is Indigo, the 5' long dragon I have been talking about! I have yet to get a picture of him that I am satisfied with. I think I'm going to have to get some nature shots this summer...once I locate somewhere big enough
He really is 5 feet long from nose to tail. He's a big boy!
He took about 50 hours to make, start to finish. I'm not sure how much he weighs. There was a lot of duct tape involved in his construction, to be honest. Duct tape, electrical tape, and first aid tape (for me, he caused a lot of minor injuries to my face and hands, lol)
I am in love with this creature. He was finished in February, and has been living on my head as a comfortably heavy mountain on top of my covers ever since then.
This dragon is dedicated to the memory of Jim Henson. The structure of his face was heavily influenced by the style of Henson's faces, but I'd like to think he stays true to my own individual style. While I detailed Indy's facial sculpt, I was watching "The Dark Crystal". Did you knowat the end of the VHS tape of that film, there is a "Making Of" segment that's really inspiring? Check it out if you get the chance