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In this video I let you watch over my shoulder as I add paper mache clay to the dragon armature I made for a previous episode.
Note: I don’t know why, but I never finished this dragon. If I had finished it, it might have looked a bit like this one. I did, however, make a really big dragon – it took a long time, but I did finish it. You can see how it came out here. There’s a list on that post of all the video tutorials I made when I made that dragon, if you’d like to make one of your own. Our friend Patricia made one – she named her dragon Arthur, and you can see it here.
The paper mache clay on this little dragon came out a little bumpier than usual, just because I was trying to hurry. The process of applying the paper mache clay is usually a nice slow, almost meditative process. However, when you know a few hundred people are watching, you tend to hurry things up — and now I’ll need to go back and do some sanding and carving to clean her up.