I make paper sculptures - relief sculptures made entirely out of paper that has been cut, folded, embossed, curled, etc... I figured a good way to start "blogging" about my "art" is to show how I go about making it. I recently was asked to make a dragon, and took some pictures at different points in the process of creating it.
First thing I do is a drawing, usually a detailed drawing showing everything I am going to want in the final paper sculpture. I use this to figure out the shapes I need to cut for the sculpture.
Once all the pieces have been shaped I glue everything together, usually in sections, and then glue all the sections together.
Lastly, I take all of the completed parts of the sculpture and secure them to a background and end up with a finished sculpture.
"Blue Dragon" - 5 x 7 inch - 2010