Introduction: Paper Fantasy Wolf Sculpture

About: I am an art hobbyist that loves to try out new materials and techniques.

I love wolves. I have wanted to make a sculpture of one for a while now.

Here's how i made a fantasy wolf sculpture with cardboard and paper mache and just regular paper. Enjoy :P

You Will Need:

  • Cardboard for the frame
  • PVA glue for the paper mache
  • Glue stick
  • Printer paper
  • White paint
  • Masking Tape

Step 1: Cardboard Frame

I made a cardboard frame to make the whole sculpture more sturdy. I used a reference photo to get the rough shape of the body. But it doesn't need to be too accurate.

Step 2: Bulk Out

I used newspaper and masking tape to bulk out the body of the wolf to the right proportions. I then rolled up some newspaper and masking tape to make the legs and stuck them on the body.

Step 3: Paper Mache

Then using a simple mix of 2/3 pva glue and 1/3 water i paper mached the entire wolf adding half cones fore the ears.

Step 4: Painting

I then painted the entire sculpture in white paint so that the newspaper could not be seen.

Step 5: The Fur

To simulate fur i cut out lots of little tear drop shapes. I did this by folding a piece of paper multiple times so i could get a couple with each cut. This took a long time and i would recommend cutting more out as you go and working in sections and take lots of breaks.

Step 6: Sticking the Fur On

For this i used the glue stick. I started at the back and layer on as i went. You want to start from the bottom and work your way around to make sure that the fur looks right.

Step 7: The Legs

For the legs i did a similar thing but i cut out some smaller pieces of paper. I then went around with lots of paper finishing the sculpture. Taking my time and looking at my reference photo.

Step 8: Finished

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