Okay, in all honestly, this should be named “How To Make Your Dragon: Part Four” – however, the other three dragons haven’t really been mentioned here – I’ll give them all a quick passing glance right now. First, a little backstory – my best friend Morgan showed me How To Train Your Dragon over the summer, and I absolutely fell in love with Toothless, one of the main characters. He is a hilarious dragon, and I love him to pieces. Morgan loves him too, so I made him a giant plush Toothless – the first of many iterations of everyone’s favorite dragon that I’d make.
The second Toothless I made was a crocheted one that I made for myself, over the holiday break – I wanted a Toothless of my own, darnit, but I didn’t want to go to all the work I did for the first Toothless – after all, it did take me a week to make him, and I sewed every moment I had that I wasn’t asleep or at work. Crocheted Toothless took a lot less time – maybe a few evenings over the course of a week.
He’s small, but absolutely adorable! The third Toothless, I made as a Christmas present for Morgan – it was made out of Sculpey, and it was a bit of an ordeal – the Sculpey that I’d picked up to use was almost dry, and while I figured out how to revive dried Sculpey, it was tough – I spent 45 minutes massaging baby oil into some chunks of black Sculpey, and made a mess of my hands. It was all worth it, since in the end I came out with this little guy.
And tonight, I made a Sculpey Toothless of my own! He turned out really well. First off, I picked up fresh Sculpey, which helped immensely. It was much easier to mold him. I followed the tutorial here, from LightningMcTurner on DeviantArt – they made the tutorial I used for the first Toothless. I made him a bit bigger this time around, and improvised a bit as well, but had a ton of fun making him.
Here he is just before going into the oven – isn’t he adorable? I ended up giving him bigger, unfurled wings, instead of the small tucked wings the tutorial suggested. I’m happy with that choice – I love his wings. Take a look below at how nice he looks after coming out of the oven!