New Cardboard Sculpting Book, and More Cardboard

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Hi Everyone,

I ordered a new book about sculpting with cardboard, and it’s now my favorite art book.

New Cardboard Sculpting Book, and More Cardboard

Art Shaped by Darrell Wakelam

This book was written for younger students, but there are so many ideas in it – about sculpting faces and figures, animals, masks, trains, ships, and more – so older artists (like me) will enjoy it, too. I love this book. To see why, watch my new video here.

While I was waiting for the book to arrive in the mail, I had cardboard on the brain – so I searched for more resources about sculpting with this medium. We use a lot of cardboard with paper mache sculpting, and there’s no reason why any of the techniques used by cardboard artists couldn’t work as forms for paper mache, too.

New Cardboard Sculpting Book, and More Cardboard

Justin King’s Gazelle

In his video, Justin builds his faux taxidermy gazelle right on the wall – and that would be a lot easier than building it on a table and then hoping that it looked right when placed in it’s permanent spot. See his video here.

New Cardboard Sculpting Book, and More Cardboard

Faces and Figures by James Lake

This video doesn’t have any tutorials, but it is fun to see what a master sculptor can do with recycled cardboard. See this video here.

Online Cardboard Sculpting Class

I haven’t taken this course, but I’ve seen Laurence Vallières’ work, and it’s amazing. The course is very reasonably priced, and it includes 13 lessons that show you how to sculpt 3D creatures out of cardboard, from start to finish.

New Cardboard Sculpting Book, and More Cardboard

If you read the Art Shaped book that I reviewed, and then want to learn even more advanced techniques, this course would be an affordable option. You can read more about it here.

I’m still working on my ram headdress mask...

But I got sidetracked by the weather. I spent much of this week winterizing the chicken coop and run. Yesterday I put a large tarp over the run to turn the back portion of it into a greenhouse for the hens – and today they’re forecasting 30 mph winds. I’m hoping the new tarp doesn’t end up in the next county.

In life, as in art, there are always challenges. 🙂

If you make any projects out of cardboard – or paper mache – be sure to show them off on the Daily Sculptors page – we’d all love to see how they come out. 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!

New Cardboard Sculpting Book, and More Cardboard


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