Papier Mâchè Rhinoceros

20 Sep

This is my bas relief, papier mâchè of a rhinoceros; nicknamed ‘Happy’. Over the years he’s become a mascot of sorts and when not in class hangs out in my art studio. Originally he was a prototype for a grade one study of African Animals project. A trip to the Calgary zoo and sketching the animals there had been part of the experience.

Technically the only difference between him and the earlier red-winged blackbird is in step four: colouring. Instead of tissue paper I used tempera paints and water based and permanent markers on top of an overtly textured surface.  The final step included a scumbling of white acrylic and matte medium to bring out all his folds. He’s often the hit of the party whenever I take him to class.

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Posted by on September 20, 2010 in papier mâchè


One response to “Papier Mâchè Rhinoceros

  1. shanneeq

    June 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm



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