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