I put the finishing touches on the dragon’s paper mache clay skin yesterday. In this video I talk about the two different grades of Amaco WireForm sculpting mesh that I used for those huge bat wings. I think the heavier mesh worked better, just because it came out a lot smoother and wasn’t distorted so much when I added the paper mache clay. I would use the lighter mesh for a small sculpture that needed a lot of detail, bends and twists. It’s fun stuff to play with – but I rarely have a good excuse for using it.
By the way, I want to thank everyone for being patient with the blog this week – we were offline for several days. I still don’t know for sure what was causing the problem, but it seems to be fixed, for now anyway. We did lose the subscription function that allows people to subscribe to responses to their own comments, so please check back often if you leave a question and would like to see how it was answered. I’ll try to find another plugin that the server likes better, but in the meantime, just keep checking back.
See all of the posts for this dragon:
- Beginning the Dragon
- Making the Dragon’s Head, Part 1
- Making the Dragon’s Head, Part 2 – the Plaster Cloth
- Dragon Armature Started. Problems Ensue…
- Dragon Armature Progress Report
- Big Dragon Gets His Paper Mache Skin
- You Are Here – Dragon Wings – Aluminum WireForm Mesh by Amaco
- Painting the Dragon – Finally!