Okay, in all honestly, this should be named “How To Make Your Dragon: Part Four” – however, the other three dragons haven’t really been mentioned here – I’ll give them all a quick passing glance right now. First, a little backstory – my best friend Morgan showed me How To Train Your Dragon over the summer, and I absolutely fell in love with Toothless, one of the main characters. He is a hilarious dragon, and I love him to pieces. Morgan loves him too, so I made him a giant plush Toothless – the first of many iterations of everyone’s favorite dragon that I’d make.
The second Toothless I made was a crocheted one that I made for myself, over the holiday break – I wanted a Toothless of my own, darnit, but I didn’t want to go to all the work I did for the first Toothless – after all, it did take me a week to make him, and I sewed every moment I had that I wasn’t asleep or at work. Crocheted Toothless took a lot less time – maybe a few evenings over the course of a week.
He’s small, but absolutely adorable! The third Toothless, I made as a Christmas present for Morgan – it was made out of Sculpey, and it was a bit of an ordeal – the Sculpey that I’d picked up to use was almost dry, and while I figured out how to revive dried Sculpey, it was tough – I spent 45 minutes massaging baby oil into some chunks of black Sculpey, and made a mess of my hands. It was all worth it, since in the end I came out with this little guy.
And tonight, I made a Sculpey Toothless of my own! He turned out really well. First off, I picked up fresh Sculpey, which helped immensely. It was much easier to mold him. I followed the tutorial here, from LightningMcTurner on DeviantArt – they made the tutorial I used for the first Toothless. I made him a bit bigger this time around, and improvised a bit as well, but had a ton of fun making him.
As I said, fresh Sculpey made all the difference – it was much more easy to manipulate, and easier to assemble all the pieces, too! I’m really happy with how he turned out.
Here he is just before going into the oven – isn’t he adorable? I ended up giving him bigger, unfurled wings, instead of the small tucked wings the tutorial suggested. I’m happy with that choice – I love his wings. Take a look below at how nice he looks after coming out of the oven!
So, if you love Toothless as much as I do, you should go check out the Sculpey Toothless tutorials that LightningMcTurner has up on DeviantArt, and make some dragons of your own!
You know, once I’m certain I have enough black clay (I might have one small three ounce brick…that might be enough, but I will probably want it for other projects too), I’m tempted to try making a Toothless of my own! 😀
I used about half of one of the bigger bricks of Sculpey for Toothless, maybe a little less – granted, I made him bigger than the tutorial suggests, and much bigger than the first Toothless, but if you get one of the bigger bricks of clay, you could probably do both tutorials and end up with a herd of tiny dragons. 😀
Ooo. A herd of tiny dragons. That sounds awesome. Will have to put clay on my list of things to get along with more yarn. XD
If you do end up making a herd of dragons, you’ll have to show me! 😀