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Topic: Karlanna the Dragon Poppet- With Wing Tutorial  (Read 4142 times)
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squire_inaria
« on: June 09, 2011 01:34:14 PM »

I would like to introduce all of you to Karlanna. I made her for an angel package sent to theatreorchid in the Plethora of Poppets swap. Karlanna means Daughter of the Dragon, and I'm sure you can see where she got the name from.




Thanks to her dragon blood, Karlanna is a sorcerer. This allows her to hide her wings when she needs to



I really loved making her. As soon as I had the idea for her, she mostly created herself and I was just following her instructions! Here's a closeup of her top, necklace and belt



Her eyes, which show her dragon blood, are hand painted. I did the black veins first and then filled in with antique gold to match the gold in her outfit



Her hair is a combination of dark red and black worsted yarn, with some black fun fur thrown in for texture. I liked the way it came out in Allegra so much I decided to use it again Smiley



Her hair is held back by a headband that matches her outfit



And now the good part- her wings! I made them detachable so they wouldn't be damaged in shipping and so that orchid could have some accessorizing options Wink



Each wing is wired along the outside edges and down two veins within each wing. I drew up the pattern for them myself and used fabric covered floral wire inside. This way they can be shaped



And a close up of the awesome fabric. I found it a while ago and made a cloak for the medieval reenactment society I'm part of. When I read through orchid's questionnaire the fabric came to mind and luckily I had enough for Karlanna. It's dark red with black and gold in it



The tutorial for how to make dragon wings is on page 3.

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011 02:00:24 PM »

Oh my goodness! She is PERFECT~ Just beautiful!   Shocked
She needs some siblings ya know..... Grin

Your pattern for the wings is awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011 02:07:01 PM »

Thank you! I actually have plans for siblings for hubby and myself. He says his Drizzt poppet (who is posted here somewhere) needs to have someone to keep him company Wink

I could do a tutorial if people would be interested. I'd have to get my hubby to scan the wing pattern into the computer though. This is the first time I've been asked for one!
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011 02:45:31 PM »

She looks great and I love her wings.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011 02:57:17 PM »

What an AMAZING poppet!!  Shocked  She's gorgeous!! 
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011 03:10:51 PM »

squire_inaria - She is beyond any words I can think of. If I could I would poppet snatch her, she belongs here with all my dragons LOL. Jokes aside, she is absolutely, totally amazing.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011 03:16:34 PM »

You guys are so sweet Smiley I really appreciate all the positive comments. I had so much fun making her.

NyteFyre, you'd have to go to Portland to snatch her since she doesn't live with me anymore. Though I think theatreorchid may have something to say about it!
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011 03:36:10 PM »

she looks great, the wings are awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011 03:39:47 PM »

NyteFyre, you'd have to go to Portland to snatch her since she doesn't live with me anymore. Though I think theatreorchid may have something to say about it!

LOL, I am in Australia, so that would be a long swim to Portland.
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011 03:40:50 PM »

LOL, I am in Australia, so that would be a long swim to Portland.

Definitely a log swim!
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