For several years now I've had an inspiration to make a cave with a dragon sleeping on top. This past winter I started working on it and this and the next few postings will show the steps to the finished piece.
My first problem was how to design a sculpture with a hollow center. So I turned a plastic bowl upside down and sculpted a mock-up of the piece around it using smooth water base clay.
This sculpture is the actual size of the finished piece. I used a ruler and calipers to measure the figure and creat the shape in Styrofoam and paper clay.