Making a Paper Mache Chihuahua, Part 3
Doesn’t she look cute, sitting between the baby elephant’s feet?
This little paper mache Chihuahua was a lot of fun to make. I took more time than I needed to — it would be possible to make this sculpture in three days, if someone was in a hurry. For instance, if someone needed to make a really fast present for Valentine’s day. 🙂
The tiny size made it easy for me to leave out a lot of detail, like sculpted eyes or toes. I could have used a stiff brush to make ‘fur’ in the home-made gesso, but I decided I didn’t even want that much detail. The simplicity of the project really appealed to me for some reason.
The wire armature makes it easy to change the posture and capture the attitude that you want, while still keeping all the proportions right. To see how the first step of this project, click here.