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It was fun to sculpt this wild man face, using a combination of techniques borrowed from both my mask book and my doll book. Admittedly, this is a much longer video than I usually make – let me know if you like everything in just one video, like this one, or if you prefer the different steps to be broken up into separate videos. (I think it needs a musical background, but I haven’t been able to find a royalty-free track that won’t either drown out my voice or put people to sleep. If you have a favorite, let me know).
Also, I hope you’ll let me know what you think about the new blog design. There’s still tons of work to do, but I’m trying to make it more mobile-friendly and easier for people to find stuff. Also, someone suggested that there should be a special page for paper mache questions. I think that’s a great idea – and I may work on it soon.
By the way – you can use the techniques in this video to make any kind of face – it doesn’t have to be a silly Wild Man – but this one was fun. And you don’t need to use the WED clay for the initial form – any kind of clay will work. Use whatever kind you have on hand.
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