(Book) 'Dragons throughout the Multiverse' Miniature designBlind

in 3D Modeling Design held by Teddy C. Ryan III
TIME REMAINING: 23 days, 15 hours
I am a small independent self-publisher and the author/artist (Photoshop) for the Book (but that is the limitation of my design/technical expertise). This is a 3rd Printing of the book (40th Anniversary Edition) ©1982, 1994, 2022).

I Need to contract with a good (possibly more competively priced) STL designer.
I am going to start a Kickstarter Campagin to solicit presales for the STLs associated with this book *(and possibly do a jont-venture and/or profit share arrangemnt with the STL Designer(s) I select).

(The Book has over 80+ Dragons and their included photos)

*I can share samples of interior Artwork to aid in concept and STL design

Anyone interested please submit a sample of the design you create based on (photo supplied below - a more simple design IMO)). Also submit a portfolio of simialr works.

Thank you for your time and efforts.
1- Please pay close attention to the "detail" (Face, Skin, Claws), in the photo(s) provided (Skin has certain type of scales, the Wings are textured, etc.)
2- These will be miniatures for table-top Role Playing Games (SCALE: 1" = 10')
3- High Detail of finished product (STL can be done with assembled parts if that helps the design clarity).
4- If you can provide what your normal fees are for this type of a project.
Don't Wants:
Sloppy or just basic quality work
Ask for Sample:
Please provide a sample image (with different view point perspectives - Front, Back, both Sides and Top), if possible.
  1. SOLIDWORKS and AUTOCAD seem to be the standard,..
  2. but anything that works best for you - as long as
  3. finshed STL designs will work with any 3-D printer
Additional Information
* Although the "samples" are excellent in helping us to decide on 3-D (STL) designers to use (we have lots more needed for this book). To be considered a contender (WINNERs) for this contest's prize award, their MUST also be included a "COMPLETED" STL of the entire piece.

** Even if you DO NOT WIN this contest, We may still need your services. We are looking to assemble a "team" of designers to use (for several designs each) when we start doing all the other STL's for the Book Project (there are 80+ designs needed)!


#6 Dragon 01 by cristianonishi
Hey Teddy,
thank you for the contest.
Attached you find the stl of the Dragon, a video turntable, the screen shots and 3 example files I did.
I used the software ZBrush Core 2021 and I strongly recommend to don't try to use Solidworks or Autocad, because they are not recommended for this kind of purpose.
If you want to 3D print this stl file, I recommend to use a SLA or SLS printer, due to the level of details. It will work with FDM, but most of the details will not be visible, because of the low quality of all these printers. I can print with an "Anycubic Photon Mono X" printer with a size of around 17cm height X 19cm wide at home.
I don't have any idea about the normal fees for this type of project, because I never worked as a freelancer before. I am currently employed, but I am allowed to work as a freelancer too, as long it is not related to the car industry.
Kind Regards,
Sep 11, 2021 0:23
#5 Ist Concept_Dragon by Chaniago
Here is my first dragon concept, hopefully it can help and be useful for you
Thank you
Sep 7, 2021 4:32
#4 Dragon by Marc Leboeuf
Hidden design
Hello there, here is a sample based on the dragon image provided.
It's a partial design of just the head to show what I can do. I took about an hour to complete. To do the whole model, it would take me about 8 hours, with proper coaching or differents views provided. The model is a digital sculpt that can easily be converted to STL or any format that needs molding or 3d printing. I plan to buy a resin 3d printer very soon for this kind of prototypes.
The joint venture sounds interesting, I really would like to learn more about the project.
I'm a 3d artist with more than 20 years of experience, I can model anything from characters, to props, environments etc. Thanks for reading me!
Sep 6, 2021 20:57
#3 DRAGON by sanjus
Hidden design
Sep 4, 2021 9:18
#2 Sculpting Samples by Design And More
Here some work of characters design for sample of my work.
Let me know if you want more informations giving me feedback on it.
Sep 3, 2021 8:33
#1 Dragon Model_1 by Gregorius Giga
Hi Teddy C,
Thanks for the great contest! This is my first submission, I have provided a few of rendering images to present the design and the STL File to make you easier while checking the model. Please give your feedback and tell me if you need a modification.
Best Regards, Giga
Sep 2, 2021 13:18


Design And More


Fri, 03 Sep 2021 08:27:20 +0000
It's difficult to me to give a price for a contest. I could give a price for my work but not for others.
At this point I see several stage of this contest. If the photo given is the only reference, the designer will should first draw a character design with a sketch of face and side view of the dragon and checkings all the details samples ( skins, claws, tail, wings...). The design will need to think about the position and movement given to the creature. This position would need a support feet for example if you want the dragon seems like to fly.
Once the design checked, the modelisation/sculpting process would begin and to have the great propotion with the 1:10 scale, you should give the "real" dimension of the beast. Then the designer should look at the thickness of the thinner part to have no issue in the 3D printing session. That's why you could give information on the 3D printing process you'll choose. Maybe the SLA or SLS method should the better choice to have highly detailed character.
Then the designer will probably need to make few feedback along the modelisation to check with you the aspect of the skin and all the details before applying it on the whole beast.
At the end of the modelisation process, a separated parts process should be interesting to create the 3D printed piece. It's another step to think of.
At this point, it would probably take minimum 10 or 15 hours of work on that dragon.
If you want other informations/help, be free to write/send me a private message via my profile. I'll answer you with pleasure.
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 21:24:14 +0000
What would you suggest as a reasonable amount?
I am in the process of updating the Contest info...

Thanks for you info

Design And More


Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:55:52 +0000
Hi Thanks for holding the contest. IMO the prize is quite low compared to the 3D sculpting time and skill for a detailed dragon. I could make it but the budget's too low according to me.

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