When artist Darya Belomoina was a child, she used to imagine that the world was full of invisible creatures and spirits that would reveal themselves if you only knew how to look. She saw creatures in everything, from the wind and rain to her grandmother”s chair and her own toys, which she believed would come to life when no one was looking.
Of course, Belomoina grew up, but her imagination never left her. About ten years ago, she happened upon a workshop that detailed how to make toys with moving parts, and put together a toy dragon made from, as she describes, “A piece of polymer clay, paper clips, and old gloves.” Those humble materials became something right out of her childhood fantasies, and Belomoina realized that she could bring all of those fantasies to life.
Thus, her tiny, nature-inspired dragons were born.
Most of the dragons are less than a foot in length, and are fully posable. A wire frame makes their bodies stronger and more durable.
Each dragon is completely one-of-a-kind and handmade by Belomoina herself. Each one has a distinct personality, and they come in different colors and designs, so they can appeal to all.
This dragon is characterized as loving romance and nature.
This one has a preference for shiny pebbles.
Ever since creating her first dragon nearly a decade ago, Belomoina has continued to consistently create them. She draws inspiration from nature, fairy tales, legends, and human emotions, and is constantly working to develop and expand her skills and designs.
You can see more of Belomoina”s dragons, which are available for purchase, on her Etsy shop.
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