THE MAKING OF VARGAS - 2009
Here the dividing lines for the plates that run along the Dragon's underside are drawn, and a skeleton for one of the wings is crafted from aluminum wire and put into place.
Another skeletal wing is added. In the sculpture's final form, this wing was discarded and replaced with one that was more compositionally pleasing. Structural arms and legs are also added in this step.
The legs are further fleshed out, and pins are put into place that allow them to stay firmly attached to the body, yet retain the ability to be removed so they can be worked on separately. An early head was placed on the piece just for fun.