Inspired by the real life Theo, I made a mini "Poor Theo" Sculpture. I thought it would be fun to share the step by step of how to make this type of sculpture.
I started with a basic wire armature or skeleton.
Then added a layer of masking tape over the wire.
I kept adding masking tape, 3-5 layers of it for strength and to cover the whole armature.
Once satisfied with the taping, I added a coat of gesso and let it dry.
I added 3-4 layers of gesso, letting it dry between each coat.
The final finish was achieved with a layer of acrylic paint, painted on then wiped off. The Elizabethan collar was made from heavy plastic, sewn on by hand.