This video shows a fast and easy way to create a fur texture using paper mache clay.
I used the tiger mask pattern I’m working on for the video, but this would work for a long-haired dog, for 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.
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 (and where the tiger will be when he’s done)
White tiger? Orange tiger?
I really would love to know what you think about the ‘white vs orange’ question. They’re both beautiful colors, so which one should I choose for my tiger?
After he’s done I’ll the back part that turns him into a wearable mask and hang him on the wall. That way, he will show up in my future videos. So orange or white – which one do you vote for?