Here is the beginning of the claws for the flying reptile. I used green floral wire for the toes.
This is Kong's bottom jaw. Super Sculpey teeth and tongue set in Apoxie Sculpt clay.
To make my life easier I wanted to paint the two halves of the jaw before they were assembled.
Using acrylics I base coated the interior of the mouth with a fleshy pink color.
I then began using thinned washes of color to build up the final color for the inside of the mouth.
When I was finished I sprayed it with matt clear to protect the paint. Then I used an antique wash to bring out the detail and give the teeth an aged look.
After everything had a chance to dry I brushed a coat of clear gloss on the tongue and interior of the mouth.
I am hoping I can have this sculpture finished and painted this week.