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Flame-Crested Forest Dragon Windstone by Nambroth Flame-Crested Forest Dragon Windstone by Nambroth
This is sort of a 'collaboration'. This male dragon sculpture was sculpted by artist Melody Pena :iconreptangle:, and is a cast of her original sculpture. I only painted it! Go check out :iconreptangle:'s gallery!

The color pattern is one I made up myself.

This is an official Windstone Editions piece. You can visit their site here: [link]


So wait, you work for Windstone Editions?
Yes, I work for Windstone! I paint special one-of-a-kind and very limited pieces for them and also help them in random other ways. I do not sculpt for them or anything, I just paint stuff sometimes and do odd jobs. Melody Pena is the creator of the sculptures themselves! She is brilliant!

Where can I get one of these? How was it done?
So far this piece is one of a kind, though there is always the possibility that I will do more or one similar. Because of the incredibly labor intensive manner of hand painting this dragon, it is impractical to make a 'line' of these to sell in stores. He took a while to paint, and I used Golden brand acrylics and special dry mica powdered pigments for the metallic and iridescent effects. He is painted with normal acrylic paint brushes and has glass eyes, and real gemstones in his forehead.

I want to paint one too!
Male dragons are a Windstone production line dragon, and as such they do not sell them blank. I only painted one because I work for Windstone. But they do sell blank "Paint Your Own" critters: [link]

Can you paint one for me?
No, I am sorry! All of the special pieces that I paint for Windstone go right back to them for them to sell. I cannot paint one on commission for you. You can get a blank "Paint Your Own" and paint it yourself though, or have someone paint it for you! There are a ton of really talented artists out there that can do this. "Paint Your Own" Windstones are a separate line from their normal dragons but they are still very cool!
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Zorathetwilightdrake Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
God it's realistic!! It looks like it's alive!!
Metal-Lark Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I had no idea you worked for Windstone! I've long admired this dragon in their gallery =3 I was browsing your gallery [awesome griffons btw] and noticed this fellow. How cool! 
Brambleshadow12 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
how in the world do you get the scales on :D
plus can i try to make a few my style? like no teeth out of the jaw and not air painted
and ill just paint my own eye on
Nambroth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Make sure to check the description-- I didn't sculpt this. :)
Brambleshadow12 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
ok :D
Xrose96 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Dragon. Is. Awesome. *fav's*
chibi-cheeks Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I knew I recognized this dragon. I didn't know they were still around. I love the orange shades among all the green.
Sasukura Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now that is awesome. i really like tis little fella. mabey because of his rich green colouring. i have always liked green dragons :D i love how the orange on his neck fades into green. how do you do this?
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
With lots and lots of thin layers. :)
Elijahsrevenge Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist
That's SO COOL!!!!
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