Our Mountain Gorilla Sculpture

Made by Elena Martínez

I started this mountain gorilla sculpture before Covid hit. The armature was made using a cardboard pattern. I surrounded it with paper and tape.

At this point, I started with a thin layer of paper mache to give me a solid base, and then got more muscle definition with a second layer. Finally, I did the fur texture with a third layer.

I sanded it all before I primed and painted it with acrylic paints.

The final step was the varnish finishing.

This life- size gorilla was a highly challenging task, but I really enjoyed this so much! Thank you so much for the tutorials, recipes and advice, Jonni!!

Sculpture of a Mountain Gorilla

Paper mache sculpture of a mountain gorilla

13 thoughts on “Our Mountain Gorilla Sculpture”

  1. Oh my gosh, Oh My Gosh, OH .. . …MY ….. ..GOSH ! What an outstanding job you’ve done. Wouldn’t want to meet him in the Bwindi Forrest alone.

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  2. He’s amazing, Elena! I love the muscles, the way it’s positioned…you really nailed his head too. Very nice 🙂

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