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The Girl and Her Dragon by Creature-Cave The Girl and Her Dragon by Creature-Cave
This is my final degree piece for my third and final year of Technical Arts and Special Effects at Wimbledon College of Art. I had started working on this piece at the beginning of October, and I had pretty much been working full time (and then some) on it since then until the end of May. Qorvos (the dragon) was originally sculpted in wet clay over a steel armature, and then was moulded in silicone and cast in fibreglass resin. The final result was painted with acrylics with brushes and an airbrush. The entire piece is a staggering 1.2m wide, 1.2m deep, and around 55cm high. Qorvos and Anna sit on a plinth that raises them about 4 and a half feet off the ground. I am incredibly proud of this piece, and I could go on and on in detail about it, but for now, this is the culmination of my work so far. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I will try and post some photos of me standing next to it for scale. 



Please also view the entire body of work and progress and process online 
here! There, you can also learn more about the piece and the design that went into it. You can also see more images here!

Thanks so much, and enjoy!

Verity

Please don't repost! Reblog on tumblr HERE



Star!Star!This is for sale! Email me at info@verityfilipow.com if you are seriously interested.Star!Star!



EDIT:
WOW! A DD! Thank you so so so so so so much!!! I can't believe it! Thank you everyone for your extremely kind comments and all the favourites and new watchers! Thank you!! I can't tell you how much this means to me!! <3<3<3<3

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Qorvos and Anna by Creature-Cave is nothing short of adorable, from the happy expressions to the size of the dragon compared to the little girl - all done with a remarkable care. ( Suggested by KinokoKoneko and Featured by STelari )
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xxSicMindxx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! love it!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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MonsterousOperandi Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Love this!
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
Absolutely stunning. :)
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!:)
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well with this piece under your belt I'd say the degree is least of your problems, now energy enough to keep up with your own ideas is something altogether different.
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cheers man, that's a very kind thing to say!
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KehtaraShadowofice Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely brilliant.. I can't imagine why you wouldn't get a great grade on this! You worked so had and you should be proud of your work! ^^ The drake is obviously very wise, and intelligent, knowing that not all humans are cruel and violent. The little girl (Anna yes?) Looks interesting in his words of wisdom and tales he would be able to tell from his long life!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah thank you so much for your kind comments! Haha, unfortunately I didn't get a great mark on this (something I'm still very bitter about). But I had so much fun working on it, and that's what I'm so grateful for. Thank you so much for taking the time on commenting on this! I really really appreciate it! I really want to make more sculptures in this kind of vein, so it's really inspiring when people like you let me know how much you like it! Thank you! <3
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KehtaraShadowofice Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Why of course! A hard worked on peice deserves at least a bit of praise darling!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! :D
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KehtaraShadowofice Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
^^
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FeelTheShame Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
woah that dragon is huge compared to the girl
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, you should see how big the sculpture is in real life!
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florapolitis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool
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Styrmstryder Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Very Nice... Always liked the Dragon reading art.
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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MammuHomu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
I'm obsessed with dragons, and this is darn good!!!! If I wasn't jack-broke, I'd buy this!1
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!:D
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Vanora1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Very cool!  
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!:D
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Annun21 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
Awww! So cute!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks!!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
This is amazing! What a fantastic work of art and storytelling. :heart:

Thank you for sharing your process as well - it was very interesting to look through.
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so so much!! I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for looking at the process! It's a shame sometimes when you see a piece of work and don't see how much work actually went into it. Thanks again!!:D
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Haha, it took me a while, but I finally made it to the end of your process blog. I was pretty much thinking, "This is amazing!" every step along the way. I am so impressed!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Thanks so much again for reading it! I'm really, really glad you took the time to read over it all! It really means a lot, so thanks:)
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prezaurian Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Qorvos' face!  He looks old and wise but also very kind.  Beautiful work!  And thank you for posting links about the design process.  Gonna go check those out now!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow thank you so much! That's exactly what I was going for! And no worries! I had so much fun creating it, I wanted to share my journey. Thanks for having a look! :)
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prezaurian Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.  You documented the creation so well.  It's a fascinating read.  I especially like the planning sketches.  It's always interesting to see how an idea evolves as it's sketched out.
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, well the documentation process was actually part of the project, so that helped me keep it up haha! Thanks so much! Designing the characters was definitely one of my favourite parts. :)
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prezaurian Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D  Well, when it's mandatory it certainly helps!  -laughs-  Illustrating is usually my favorite out of anything I do too.  :)
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah it's good fun isn't it! I'd love to do more drawing and painting for sure.
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prezaurian Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too.  -laughs-  But work and obligations get in my way.  So I'm trying to work in at least a bit of doodling every day.
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good! That's the best thing to do, really! I'm trying very hard myself to get more drawing in, even quick little doodles. I actually find it best to do at work, as I'm trying to do it quick and discreetly so my employer doesn't notice! Hahaha
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very cool! Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!!
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love how the dragon is so grandfatherly and teaching the girl, and how the girl's full attention is on the dragon. Great detail! Congrats on the DD!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! That's EXACTLY what I was going for! :D
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ShmuzzieHeart Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015   General Artist
This is just amazing.  The time and effort you put into it really shows in how stunning it is :)
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah thanks so much! That means a lot! :D
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BlackBlueDawg Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, this is such a cute piece. ^^ And you sculpted all that? Wow!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yep! Took about seven months. It's the largest piece I've ever worked on! I think there's a scale image on my website. Anyway, thanks so much!!
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BlackBlueDawg Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's a long time to be working on something like that. But hey, still cool! ^^ You're quite welcome!
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning piece! Such great attention to detail :) Great job and congratulations on the well deserved DD!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!! :D
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DFroGGotten1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing sculpture. It must've took great patience to create the little girl, and all the detail on the dragon. I love this piece so must. So cool. EXCELLENT WORK!!!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, thanks so much for your kind comments! It was a lot of fun to work on; seven months or so of solid work, but totally worth it!:) Thanks so much for the watch as well:)
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DFroGGotten1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Maybe you could watch back in return :P
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