Indigofera is the kind of a doll that doesn't really fit into any of my series, when I came up with the idea of a purple orb I wanted to do something a little different. He is still part of my unnamed world
Purple Orb dragons are very possessive of their orbs, the orb symbolises their life force with a purple glow. Once the glow dissipates, the dragon will die. Their purple orbs are a prized trophy for poachers making them a rare creature. They currently reside in The Valley of Fire and are rarely seen in the Central Highlands.
I was inspired by the colour of the purple fur itself, the first thing that popped into my head was a purple orb.
I tried a whole lot of new things with this doll, firstly I used a different material for the body, it's much less forgiving than faux fur so it is crucial to have the body pattern right. I also tried a new way of sewing and patterning the body, it worked out quite well and opened up new avenues for me. Lastly I experimented with latex wings, I had never used latex before so I was unsure how to do anything. I'm thinking I will make another blog post about my experiments with latex and show you guys my process, failures and successes.
Dragons are the only dolls that I don't fur their faces, this is to keep the details of their scales and their reptilian details.
This guy will be available this Friday AEST in my Etsy shop. Alternatively you can check me out on my social media pages below.