Freddy Age Eleven is a prolific artist who draws dragons daily. His studio is littered with them, a hoard of sketches big enough to make Smaug jealous. But for Halloween, he undertook a collaboration with Sanders Consulting, a company that specializes in taking sketches and rendering them in full-scale three-dimensional models.
Artists are notoriously picky when they hand off their ideas to the craftsmen who carry them out in another medium. So Sanders Consulting also requested a side view with a little less jauntiness and verve in the gesture. The artist complied:
Sanders Consulting suggested constructing the headpiece on this model:
The basic idea is to build the head around a comfortable hat, with visibility provided through the mouth opening. This frees the designers to locate the non-functional eyes farther up the head, in compliance with the sketch. Artist and consultants came to an agreement, and the difficult task of constructing the dragon body was immediately undertaken.