Rhino head

Made with D Bakeri

The armature is made of paper, steel wire and cardboard. It’s hollow to make it light enough to allow the sculpture to be hanged on a wall. The armature was covered with a paperclay made from boiled cardboard. The eyes, ears, nose and mouth are made of DAS airdry clay. The texture of the skin and the horns was made with joint compound that I smeared or brushed on the surface, then sanded it. The sculpture was then painted and gilded with imitation gold leaf, then covered by an oiled based acrylic varnish and two coats of asphaltum mixed with acrylic varnish to tone down the color of the gold to obtain a more brown-orange antique look.

paper mache Rhino head armature.
Rhino head armature.
paper mache Rhino head intermediate steps.
paper mache Rhino head intermediate steps.

4 thoughts on “Rhino head”

  1. Stunning sculpture! I particularly like his eyes and horn, the details are fantastic, thanks for sharing.

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