Work on the unfinished Troll Screamers shown above as well as several NEW Troll Screamers will resume soon. I have several body parts ready to go for the new creations.

Thursday, 28 January 2010


I now have 6 slightly different skulls to start copying my 70/100 skulls from whilst i finish my daughters dolphin money bank birthday project.

In my HOW TO make a human skull video on YouTube i state that the best way to copy a tricky shaped object, in this case a human skull. It is best to simply copy the face section then add the head section with a balloon. How ever it IS possible to copy tricky objects such as a WHOLE human skull as i will be doing here with these.

It involves some foil, masking tape & a steady hand with a 'sharp' craft knife. Once i get to copying these i will post how i do it for you all. For now here are my 6 master skulls. Note these skulls are missing a few important details besides the jaw, but i will explain this better in a few days.

A fellow paper mache artist & friend of mine Kent Goodwin has taken Dan Reeders 'paper ball method' & combined it with MY copying method & modyfied it (no foil) & is now using the technique to make some great looking dragon heads with it. He has some brilliant step by step tutorials on his website one of which IS how he made a dragon head whilst making a blank head to copy from to make as many more as he likes. He will soon be doing a video on this process too.

Another artist colleague of mine Stolloween has some fantastic skulls & skeleton tutorials on his blog too. Just scroll down about a 3rd of the way on his picture index links to find them.

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