This video shows a fast and easy way to create a fur texture using paper mache clay.
I used my tiger mask pattern for this video, but the same method would work for a long-haired dog, or the fur around the edge of a wolf’s face, or even a man’s beard.
When you pull the paper mache clay this way, the tiny paper fibers stick out, creating a feathery look. It also creates dips that show up nicely as shadows, even before the piece is painted.
And it’s a really fast way to get a fur texture with paper mache clay that looks really nice.
Links mentioned in the video:
- Paper mache clay recipe with gram measurements (thanks, Rex!)
- Make paper mache smooth without sanding
- Patterns for the sculptures and masks behind me in the video
White tiger? Orange tiger?
When the pattern was finished I couldn’t decide if I should make it a white tiger mask, or an orange tiger. I did a fast survey of my readers and YouTube subscribers, and White Tiger won the vote.
So I painted my headdress-style tiger mask as a white tiger – but then also turned my lion cub mask into an orange tiger cub (just because I thought it would be fun). You can see how the cub was painted here.
If you’d like to see how the white tiger was painted, click here and scroll down to the video.