This sugar sculpture was commissioned by a couple who asked for it to be based on the bride grooms dragon tattoo. The bride used to be a Goth so she was made wearing black instead of a traditional white dress.
This was the first large sugar dragon sculpture I’ve made in this rather technically challenging position. It required a lot of planning at the design stage and an extra strong armature in order to support the head and tail in particular.
Every scale and dragon tooth was individually made and attached to the huge sugar body. I completed the piece by air-brushing the dragon with a darker shade of mauve.
The bride’s hair was brown tinsel material and her shoes incorporated high copper heels. Her eyes, as usual with most of my sculptures, were hand made, blown glass. Nothing is more realistic, they are fabulous.
I then applied tiny clumps of feathers for her eyelashes. I especially enjoy making fantasy style sculptures. The adjacent picture gives an idea of the size.