Hello there. Does it seem like I have just now crawled out from under a rock? It almost feels that way but a lot of things have been going on so rock or not, here I am again.
I have finished my gallery piece for TBAI (Teddy Bear Artist Invitational) which takes place in August. I haven’t yet taken photos of the entire completed piece, but I do have photos of the piece in progress.
This post shows the primary structure I created from a paper mâché box. Here it is before I started to work with it.
Here I have cut out the basic shape the way I wanted it and added some additional base material and features around what will be the back.
Then I began to add a mixture of paper mâché for texture and stability.
This is a view from the top.
I added some additional details and cut a utilitarian rectangle in the base. I try to anticipate where I want to go and then it often requires working backwards from there.
I added more paper mâché, drying each section over several days
as you can see in the photo below: another layer.
Another point of view, the basic structure is complete.
The following shows the first layer of paint. Many more followed as I tweaked the colors. I delved into mixing colors, adding, covering, drying, and doing it all over again and again.
I got off track with the photos after this section. I got caught up in many little details while the camera languished at my elbow as I went further and further down the rabbit hole.
Can you tell what is it yet? Next time, I will share a few photos of the progress of the interior.
Thanks for reading!!!