It's a bit more dinosaur or rhino than dragon, but I still like how it turned out, and the textures that I played with should pick up a stain very nicely. The clay will be a beautiful brown when fired to cone 10 in reduction (which is what we have available to us at Shadbolt).
Here is the side profile :
And a closeup of some of the texture. The little circles were from the front of a retracted ballpoint pen. I'm pretty happy with that effect :
I'm pretty happy overall with this first mask. I already know where I will hang it, above the fireplace that holds my dragon collection. There are two walls above the fireplace, so I will need to make another one also. Which will be my pleasure.