This little guy took me a few weeks to complete. I wanted to make something that was a cross between a teddy bear and a dragon. I started by making the body bits out of paper Mache. Once they were dry I assembled the body.
|Paper Mache Teddy Dragon - shell|
Next I gave him some fangs and claws and then some eyes. Using Dan Reeder’s cloth Mache technique I gave him some skin.
|Paper Mache Teddy Dragon - cloth skin|
I wanted to give him some scales but a tried a few different things before I settled on these.
|Paper Mache Teddy Dragon - scale things|
|Paper Mache Teddy Dragon - more scale things|
Once he was dry I started to paint. I had only done a little of him when I decided it wasn’t working for me.
|Ahh my eyes...the horror!!!!|
|no no no!!! grrrr|
So I tried something different…
|hmmm, not what I wanted!|
|looks like a rainbow threw up on my teddy dragon!|
He wasn’t looking terrible but I still wasn’t happy so I tried to make his face a bit darker.
|how not to apply makeup!!!|
Hmmm, that looks bad again. I don’t like the face or the scale things at all.
I was getting rather frustrated! I can’t seem to paint very well at all.
So I decided to paint it black all over and start again. I noticed after I had painted it that some of the previous colours bled through the black. I liked that!
I added layers of reddish browns and greys and then added to more blues and purples to the scale things. Finally I was starting to feel happy with him. I took him outside and the colours really stood out in the daylight. Yes, now I’m happy.
|Paper Mache Teddy Dragon in my yard|
|Paper Mache Teddy Dragon in my
Paper Mache Teddy Dragon
|More Paper Mache Teddy Dragon|
|Bit more Paper Mache Teddy Dragon|