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Dragon of Darkness Gloves by CraftyMutt Dragon of Darkness Gloves by CraftyMutt
If you'd like to learn how to make something like this check out the Scale Mail Tutorial Page and any feedback you can give to improve it is massively appreciated :D there's even a pattern for sale now as well as the free tutorial!

From devouring the deepest night sky the darkness dragon grows scales of the pure black and hides in the shadows. But now and then he sheds his skin, and hey presto, you have a pair of fabulous gloves! (just kidding, they're plain old aluminium scales, but if the darkness dragon did shed his skin near me I'd make some properly fabulous gloves)
No dragons were harmed in the making of these gauntlets! They're artificially imitated by knitting black scales onto a soft yarn base for maximum stretchy-comfyness with your uber awesome dragon look. I'd like to make some extra long, fully scaled all the way round (minus palms) gloves in all black some day I really love how they look :)

Want a custom made pair of your own design? Custom scale orders can be taken through CraftyMutt's Etsy through purchasing one of the standard custom orders or sending a message about something even more special like having scales all round the wrist!
You can alternatively order your own basic custom pair and find out even more information at CraftyMutt's Scale Mail Page where you'll see links to the information I need to make your own unique personally designed gauntlets and pouches :)
You can also see CraftyMutt on Facebook for more pictures, updates on what I'm doing and general crafty stuff!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing!
forthewords Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Lyco5 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
"No dragons were harmed in the making of these gauntlets" PETA aproves :iconthumbsupplz:
Rhalath Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
make me an outfit of this but red? lol seriously, you should think about branching out into costumes! Wonderful work and i am dieing for a red pair myself
fluffybunny98 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if only I can knit...and if I wasn't left handed
komodovis Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
wait a minute, you made those?! 
khftw Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you so much for the free tutorial ^^ I was able to make my own glove. Its not as long but its mostly black with only a few scales blue or purple. These are amazing and I love your work so much <3
knittywitty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think this is my favorite color combination in your gallery. The black looks so mysterious and sleek.
DonPretzel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I can imagine a full body one piece scale mail suit would look awesome for a human-dragon cosplay.
forsakenimmortal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
is their ones for guys. they look so awsome
Lazzyninja26 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Lovely as always!
Random question~
have you tried using the technique on the fingers of gloves?
(i wonder if it would look cool on a sweater...)
morkergroth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
want to commision, im not sure if to commision, i would commision, but i dont know what colours i want.
CraftyMutt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Well I should probably mention to you that some time in the next two weeks I'm starting a competition/prize draw or something to win a free pair, which you might be interested in entering if you're after!:D
It'll be on the facebook page when it happens!
morkergroth Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Awesome! I will enter, because Wales is cold (obviously) those gloves must be very useful to you. If I don't win I think I'll buy a pair anyway.
soperman Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job; you got any like that that go up the fingers a little, maybe to the first knuckle?
CraftyMutt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
It's easy to move the thumb so that more of the glove goes over the knuckles, which could be done on gloves the same size and therefore price, or to keep it the same length along the arm too additional rows could be done but that would need a new price calculating.
It's a very flexible pattern, and I love to adapt it to all the different requests I get!
soperman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Reason I ask is I'm in a wheelchair and use leather gloves to help push my chair, along with many others in wheelchairs. Wheelchair gloves are very expensive. To get a pair of gloves that meet the practical requirements of pushing a chair, along with your stylish product, may be a new market for you. If this is of any interest to you, do drop me an email, or a deviantart msg.
Again very beautiful gloves; they caught my eye.

Terry Dennis Soper
Bladebrent Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Those look sweet! These are definitely "Dont screw with me" Gloves
Lyco5 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG! those scales are awsome (imagine to punch someone with 'em) :D
DmTheMechanic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CraftyMutt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Should I have mentioned in the description I'll be doing a competition in about two weeks to win a free pair of regular/long gloves of your own design? (or a design I've done before that you love!)

It'll be posted on CraftyMutt's facebook if you're interested in entering it :D
DmTheMechanic Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One year later, and i came back to admit the work again. :)
DmTheMechanic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-dramatically gasps-
sadly, i can't afford it. :(
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