Hi everyone! Ok so my first tail was a huge learning experience. I'm actually pretty proud of it considering I had no idea what I was doing, and I made it in 4 days lol. I've put a lot more thought into this new design and will be making it in a better, less rushed way. Although I am impatient so it still won't be the traditional way of doing things. My design is inspired by a dragon/reptile. I will be making a reptilian belly, and color inspired by an iguana. I have a mahina monofin that will go inside my fluke. I have completed the first half of my fluke and have the base silicone for the second half. So I know most people sculpt in clay and make a mold for their flukes and fins, that is not fitting to my impatient ways so instead I spread out a tarp, drew on my shape in sharpie and sort of sculpted ridges into my silicone as I spread it out. Then after much experimenting, I found that my personal preference for coloring it was to thin the silicone down with mineral spirits, adding acrylic craft paint and then literally just painting it on with a paintbrush. So that's where I'm at so far. I will update as I get further.