So i was able to get some Troll Screamer time in yesterday with Sharky the competition Troll screamer pirate. It may not look like much has been done but these things have to be taken in stages as when he is wet he is heavy. As each stage dries i can then move on again. So how does he look so far .Well you tell me here he is with his almost finished face.
I added the new facial features by simply shaping some loose crumpled foil. Because Sharky & his fellow Troll Screamers have a wrinkly skin there is no need to first cover the foil in paper strips to smooth it out before then adding the tissue. The wrinkles in the foil are lost in the wrinkles i create with the tissue layers. In this shot you can see his eyebrows nicely.
Next i added his temples using pizza box card stock. His cheeks are again simply loose crumpled & shaped foil.
His unfinished ear (i forgot to add the tragus Doh!) is trimmed with more tightly shaped foil. In this case a long thin rolled worm of foil was used. I followed the outer shape of his ear with hot glue a section at a time then pressed down the foil to form the outer ridge of the ear as well as the inner sections & lobe. You can not see it in this shot but he actually has a hole in his ear too just like the real thing.
The hole serves two purposes: One it looks a little more realalistic this way. Two it helps the insides of the sculpture to breathe, to dry out fully inside whilst disguising the drying vents. Since paper mache is always drying out in the case of pulp creations sometimes for years this will speed up the much shorter drying process for my 'hollow' creations even faster.
Once i start to add the teeth & tongues to my Troll Screamers it becomes very difficut to paint the inside of the mouths. Even with such an open mouth it really is tricky to paint in there. So i pre-paint the inside of the mouth NOW. I the add the tissue layers to the gums. Once the tissue on the gums is dry i can finish up the paintng in there. Since his eye's & his inner nostrils are to be black too i went ahead & painted those too.
So to finish off for now a couple more pictures then.
Okay thats the ONLY pictures your getting of Sharky until he is finished fully lol.