Updated: Jun 27, 2019
This project started as a very special request -- A memory of a man and his trumpet. I was requested to sculpt him with his trumpet, so I decided to make something a bit different -- only partial body.
I set and thought of a solution. paper mache will not hold it's form if there is no support. So I decided to explore the advantages of Worbla (cf. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9xZRJm_GQM)
I started, as usual, by building the base with newspapers and masking tape. Then I covered the part I needed with Worbla (brown).
I covered only the Worbla with paper mache and emptied the newspapers. Then covered the inside with paper mache. I like to add some paint to explore the similarities. Many changes were made to the face, till I was satisfied with the result. The hands were added at this stage.
Now I had to build the trumpet (in order to get the right position of the hands.
The glasses were a completely different story. They just resisted my attempts to build them.
But eventually I managed to combine all the part to one creation.