Friday, 12 October 2012

A book bound in dragon skin

I've now finished my book bound in dragon skin.  Here it is.

Front cover with dragon's head

The next photos were taken with the flash on, so you can see that the cover is iridescent.  The dragons scales have been painted red, with a bronze fleck.

Front cover, back cover, and spine

Inside cover and title page

Close up of the back cover
Originally I made the whole cover in one piece with a hinged spine, but after I'd sculpted it the hinge no longer worked, due to the fact that paper pulp dries like cement.  The solution was to separate the covers from the spine and attach the spine separately after I sewed on the covers.