Hello everyone. Well, the dust has finally settled on my blog disaster. I’ve finally populated this new blog with all of the posts I thought worth while to save from my last blog. I’ve put them together by project and under the button, “Older Paper Mache Projects”.
Now, back to the young-adult version of Drogon. As I mentioned in my first post I can’t make a full sized version of this dragon like I did when he was a juvenile (http://youtu.be/wSXAgx82EsE). This will be a trophy. I bought a nice walnut plaque. I love walnut.
So much of doing art isn’t very exciting. In fact most of it is “grunt” work. That becomes very evident as I consider what to put in these posts. Most of this post is about several little parts of this project. Nevertheless, I decided to write about them.
I’d had just added the cloth mache on the jaws in my last post. Drogon will be screaming so I need a nice tongue. I have a great way of making tongues. I twist paper (phone book paper in this case) around a piece of wire clothes hanger. I wrap it with masking tape.
I make two of these and lay them next to each other. Then I add a piece of masking tape along the back.
I bend the tongue into the shape I want. Then I wrap the tongue with cloth dipped in glue.I use a knife to make a crease.
I always paint the jaws and the tongue before assembly. Much easier than doing it after the project is put together. I also blackwash the tongue and the jaws. I want to add a significant section of the neck to this trophy so I needed to make one. I started by stacking several wads of newspaper and taping them together.
Then I added the paper mache.I drilled a hole in the back of the plaque. I’ll use this to hang the trophy over a long screw driven into the wall.Just checking the neck (after it dried) against the plaque. Drogon has many long horns coming out of his cheeks and other parts of his face. I decided to use Fimo for these. I used quite a few packages because some of these horns are pretty large. You’ll notice that they got burned while in the oven. I really like the effect. They are dragon horns after all.That’s it for now. Thanks for coming along for the ride.