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!!