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Dragon Scepter Tutorial by athensis Dragon Scepter Tutorial by athensis
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Totally forgot to post a pic of the completed piece! >_< Its not with me now, but the final product can be seen in the pics here and here xD!

Kudos to :iconholydust: for the great paintjob and overall finishing!

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A WIP/tutorial sorta-thing for the dragon scepter for Lelouch, from the Code Geass DVD illustration version.

Really enjoyed myself in the process of making this haha xD Its not easy, but I'm really satisfied with how it turned out. And of course, prop-making is always enjoyable! \o/

Its a collab with :iconholydust:, with me doing the sculpting and her the painting; will upload a finished pic when its all done!


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:iconanimal-ive-become:
Animal-Ive-Become Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I don't know if you watch dragon ball but I'm trying to make kames staff which is sorta thick throughout, could I just layer the clay around the Dowel? Also how durable is this clay does the piece hold up well I wand it to last. Oh and what kind of paint did you use on it? Thanks so much it looks great!
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I'm so sorry for the late reply!

Nope I don't watch that I'm sorry, and a quick google didn't seem to show up anything.. It its thicker throughout, I would suggest getting a thicker dowel as the base and just layer on the clay for the details. This is have better stability as compared to just using a thicker layer of clay on a thinner dowel. This clay without a good base may not hold up as well, so a thicker dowel as base is still recommended. And the paint used is acrylic paint! 
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:iconcre0le:
Cre0Le Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
You just wait to the clay to hardened. Then after it, you'll paint it directly?
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Yep that's what I do! XD
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:iconrovenlst:
rovenLST Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Thank you so much! <3
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:iconanatawa-kuroneko-des:
awesome!!
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Thank you! >//<
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:iconwakkalakaflang:
Wakkalakaflang Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent tutorial!! I must try that clay method. :nod: Thank you for sharing! :love:
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
No problem, hope it helps! ^^
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:iconlsorul:
lSorul Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student
Thank you!:D
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
No problem, hope it helps you! ^^
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:iconvilya0:
Vilya0 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful sculpting!
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Thank you so much >///<!
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:iconsyjana:
Syjana Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
good work, but isnīt it kinda heavy?
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Nope, the weight's still manageable! ^^
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:iconshackles-and-scythes:
Shackles-and-scythes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Writer
where did you buy the clay?
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I got it from Artfriend (in Singapore). Not sure where it can be found overseas though ^^;
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:iconshackles-and-scythes:
Shackles-and-scythes Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Writer
'A'
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:iconshelbunnycosplay:
ShelbunnyCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That looks amazing, cannot wait to see it completed :)
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Haha thanks! Added links to the picture description for the final piece :D
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:iconshelbunnycosplay:
ShelbunnyCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It really does look amazing, you have some great skill :)
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Nah, I just had time then to read up on tutorials, learn, and slowly try >///<
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:iconshelbunnycosplay:
ShelbunnyCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That's the best anyone can do XD
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:iconfiregemini:
FireGemini Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOAAA HOW LONG DID THT TAKE?
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Haha not as long as I originally expected, around 3-4 days.. I think xD
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:iconfiregemini:
FireGemini Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oooohh
cuz im trying to make inner sakura costume in two days.. ( i HAVE to make it in two days.. :'(..) for the wausaubi con..
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
I see.. All the best! ^^
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:iconsmallrinilady:
smallrinilady Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
what is DSA clay?
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Its DARS clay, a brand of clay that's sold in Artfriend in Singapore ^^
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:iconlucifre:
Lucifre Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I dunno why this didn't show up in the dev update page DDD: Been having the same probs with the other account. But *salutes you* I really admire your props making skills. Very nicely made!! :D
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Thank you! Still got long way to go tho haha >//<

Aa I've heard of this problem here and there too, apparently should clear up soon.. I think =3
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:iconlucifre:
Lucifre Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Hopefully too, been missing out on a few great pics. :/
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I bow to your skill. :worship:

I want to know more about this clay. Got a link?
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Thank you! Sorry for the late reply, but here's a link: [link]
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this stuff. Take a look at what Fevereon :iconfevereon: does with it. [link] Oh and check her swords and props she is beyond incredible.
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Yep I know, has been watching her for some time. She's awesome!!
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:iconxxwindxxitxxupxx:
xxWindxxItxxUpxx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
This is soooooo cool *---*
You're so talented and creative when it comes to making these props :omfg:
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Thank you! >//< for prop-making I still have much to learn!
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:iconxxwindxxitxxupxx:
xxWindxxItxxUpxx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
You're welcome *-* I think this is really impressive though!
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:icontsuyin:
tsuyin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
looks goood! *A*
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Thank you! <3 Still not fierce enough tho, it would be edited again soon haha xD
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:iconviospace:
viospace Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
wooohooo~
I always loved how your props look like in the end.
becos they looked so wonderful~
do share with me how you do your awesome katana for the Gintama 13 platoon. :iconohseriousplz:
muahaha~
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Lol!! The katana's just this ([link]) given a new coat of paint and new hilt wrap haha xD
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:iconviospace:
viospace Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
omg~~~<333
you were awesome la~ XDD
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:iconshinobitokobot:
shinobitokobot Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This may actualy be of use to me!! ^__^ thanks!
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:iconathensis:
athensis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
No problem! ^^ Glad it is of help too~
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