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My most popular series (and arguably the cutest), are my miniature gourd dragons. But of course, you can't have baby dragons without their
much larger parents! I've always been fascinated by dragons. Growing up I drew them constantly. Books upon books are full of my dragon
drawings! My miniature dragons are made of a single spinner gourd, but the larger ones are made of many gourds put together like the
picture to the right. The pictures below are just a sampling of what I've made. You can see EVERY dragon I've ever created at the Gourd
Dragon Blog. You can also view my Online Store to buy a dragon of your very own!





Want your own gourd sculpted Dragon? You can buy them directly from my
online shop.
You can also order a custom made gourd sculpture by Contacting me.
Gourd Dragons
GOURD DRAGON BLOG
Realistic Gourd Dragons
These highly detailed
dragons require a
many layered process
to create. Not only do I
have to prepare the
gourds, but they must
be fitted and
assembled. Not every
gourd will work. Once
the base is made, I use
wire to base the legs
and wings, clay to fill in
the shape, and then
tediously apply every
single scale by hand.
After painting, the last
step is applying the
fabric for the wings. I
choose the fabric
beforehand -
sometimes it decides
the entire color
scheme!
Gourd Sculptures
Miniature Gourd Dragons
The gourd base for
large gourd dragon
"Aurora". The
gourds are
assembled and
she's ready to
have more
formative sculpting.
Large Dragon #4 - Great Earth Dragon. Composed of 7 gourds and sculpted with various clays. 14" tall
The fourth in the series of large detailed gourd dragons, the commissioned "Aurora"
dragon is a sibling to the Great Earth Dragon (left). This powerful she-dragon is 16
inches tall and 14 inches long.
Large Gourd Dragon "Gothic Silver"
Realistic Gourd Dragon #6: Spotted Middle Earth. The fabric was a piece of scrap I found that set the whole color palette. 9" tall.
Miniature gourd dragons are made from a single heirloom spinner gourd. Their little details are sculpted with paperclay. Each one is
totally unique, their features are completely random. They are 2.5 to 4" long.
Medium Dragon #11, Storm the Lightning Dragon. 10.5" tall and long.
"Little Earth Dragon" 8" tall
"Brann Torden", the Canid Fire Dragon.
Medium Dragon #13, "Morgana" the skull Wyvern. 8.5" long.
Medium Dragon #15, "Francis" the Tropical Dragon.
Medium Dragon #14, Meela the Aquatic Dragon.
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