Long time Dan Reeder paper & cloth mache student here. I stumbled upon Dan’s method of using cloth over paper a long time ago and fell instantly in love with it. Dan is truly the “Master of Mache”. He has taken his genius discovery of cloth over paper to a level that’s quite remarkable. He has also written a few excellent books sharing all his secrets of the process. If you have never seen his work you must https://gourmetpapermache.com
My first little paper and cloth monster was a dragon I named “Karl”. Karl stands about two feet tall with a 3 ft. wing span. Like all my creations, Karl is brought to life with glue cloth over newspaper paper, sculpty clay for teeth, eyes, nails, and spines. I do many other forms of art but paper mache has always allowed me to take a break and have fun. I do put up little step by step tutorials in the menu from time to time if anyone is interested. Thanks.
One of my favorite things when first discovering Dan Reeder’s method of paper and cloth mache was making big giant dragon heads and hanging them on my wall like people do with their deer head trophies. When people would walk in and see them mounted up there they are always fascinated and will ask, “where in the hell did you get that thing”. . . so of course I would have to tell them my dragon hunting story.
I also enjoy doing creatures like gargoyles. This guy is sold and crouches in at about 18″ high with a 24″ wing span. I believe he was a leader of his tribe. Complete with staff, a little ear bling, and a handmade 14kt. gold wire wrapped wrist band.
Oh yes…and lets not forget all the monster fish. Fish are fun and I’m hoping to do a couple more big barracuda’s in the near future…
And crazy tall bird creatures…
Then came the cats…and they just never seem to stop coming
And if your going to have cats you just gotta have dogs right…
Oh yes…there are even some unicorns, turtles, and rats. There are even a few naked fat ladies singing. Thanks for stopping in and having a look. Check out the “projects” section for some of my other creations and the “blog” section for more daily ongoing paper and cloth mache adventures. I also have a little “tutorial” on making a cat if your interested. The Stray Artist out!!!