Paper Dragon by Ellen Cotton

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A beautifully handcrafted paper mache dragon I saw at a renaissance faire, with several texture layers added to make the background (public domain, my own, and from skeletalmess on flickr)
Featured in Safe Haven – Nov. 2010
Featured in Beautiful Grunge Art – Nov.2010
Featured in Art Universe – May 2011

Being in my 60’s, I am a latecomer to photography. Yet I have found great satisfaction and pleasure in creating digital art from my photographs. Taking pictures was a hobby until surgery in 2001 left me disabled and gave me the opportunity to learn about digital art and photographic software. I’ve been selling my work online and through local galleries since 2009.

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  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    o how cool is this?!! lovely processing and work, Ellen!

  • Something different, eh? I’m glad you like it, Maureen!!!! It was fun to play with this beautiful dragon! :))

    – Ellen Cotton

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Bluesrose
    Bluesroseover 4 years ago

    so cool!

  • Thanks, Maris!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • queenofcups
    queenofcupsover 4 years ago

    This is wonderful!

  • Thank you so much, Jacqui!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    what a great dragon and image !Liz

  • Thank you very much, Liz!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 4 years ago

    How magical and marvellous. :)

  • Thank you so much!!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 4 years ago



  • I am so surprised and thrilled by this feature, Kira!!!! Thank you so very much!!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • isabelleann
    isabelleannover 4 years ago

    How I’d love to find something this wonderful at a fair (or anywhere)! I think I ’d look up the artist and buy more of his/her work. This is a beautiful treatment, worthy of the time and care it took to construct the dragon. Just wonderful. What is the size of the dragon?

  • I appreciate your very generous and thoughful comments very much, Isabelle!!! The dragon was hanging on a rack along with other amazing pieces. Unfortunately, we were trying to catch up with our group and I didn’t have time to stop and find out more about the artist. I really wanted to purchase something, but the timing just wasn’t right. It is beyond my imagination how such amazing work can be created! If I ever find this artist’s work again, I will be thrilled to give credit where it is due!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 4 years ago

    That is beautiful work you have truly brought it to life

  • Thank you so much!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

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