a client asked if I'd consider doing a dragon, I didn't have to
think about it for very long before I realized that it would be
a fun project because I could pretty much make it up as I went along,
playing with shapes and design, without too many constraints of
"proper anatomy". I made him fierce, but in a protective
sort of way. When my client asked me what kind of dragon it was,
I said, "You tell me!" (since he was the dragon enthusiast.)
He said it was a Gold Dragon. The "Gold Dragon" characteristics,
according to the "Dungeons & Dragons" monster manual:
"They are very rare! Wise, judicious and benevolent. They often
embark on self-appointed quests, and are not easily distracted from
them. They hate injustice and foul play. At birth, a Gold Dragon's
scales are dark yellow with gold metallic flecks, the flecks get
larger as the dragon matures until, at the adult stage, the scales
grow completely golden." The sculpture "Golden Dragon"
was exhibited in "Angels, Cupids, and Winged Creatures of Fantasy"
at the National Sculpture Society in NY."