Adding the defining elements to the steampunk deer is where the fun begins! Since the deer will have a steampunk cyborg aesthetic, part of it will be “natural” and part will be mechanical. I’ll start with the natural ear. I looked at my reference material and sculpted the base shape with corrugated cardboard.
As you can see, I had to cut the cardboard so that when folded and taped, it has a curve and dimension to it, as you can see below.
I then covered the whole thing with tape to seal and waterproof it before applying papier-mâché.
And now, I close the bottom and fit it with a wooden knob, drilled to accept a screw. This will allow it to be attached to the side of the deer head sculpture.
And now…covered in mache…
And now, the attachment to the deer head sculpture…
Next, I’ll show how I pulled together random repurposed, recycled pieces and parts to assemble the cyborg ear for the steampunk deer head sculpture. It’s really fun to reuse those things that otherwise get thrown in the trash!
Thank you for your continued interest in my work and stay tuned for my next post!