Giraffe sculpture Work in Progress

Ralphie next to giraffe sculpture

A spotted look at Christine’s Giraffe Sculpture

A giraffe sculpture created by Christine! Hello folks, it’s long overdue for an update from Christine’s studio. This last Christmas season, Christine sculpted this fine giraffe sculpture for a friend to give to her niece for Christmas. I’m here to give you an little look into how this piece was sculpted and hand-painted.

Giraffe sculpture armature

The beginning of the Giraffe – the armature

In the photos above you can see how the giraffe sculpture began as some foam pieces, wire and foil. First Christine used some foam balls, wire and secured them together with some Apoxie Sculpt. Then she added some wire legs and secured those with Apoxie. After that she filled in some of the body mass with aluminum foil and masking tape. Once she had most of the giraffe body shaped with the foil, she started to sculpt over the surface with Apoxie sculpt.

Work in progress look at giraffe's spots

Spots, spots and more spots to paint

After the body was done being sculpted, Christine started to paint the giraffe and all of those lovely spots. What a task to be done! Here you can see the progression of all of the spots that were carefully and painstakingly added to the giraffe’s body. Can you count how many spots it has?

Completed giraffe sculpture with crackled and antiqued finish

A completed giraffe sculpture with a crackle finish!

Are you seeing spots now? I think Christine must have been seeing spots after hand-painting each and every spot on the giraffe. She loved creating the giraffe and the challenge of making it. As a final touch, Christine added some One Step Crackle medium and gel stain to give the giraffe a warmer tone. How do you like her giraffe sculpture?

About christine

A watercolor and sculpture artist and avid crafter/designer. Working creatively with my hands is what gives me joy and contentment and makes me want to get up in the morning.
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2 Responses to Giraffe sculpture Work in Progress

  1. Patty Jenks says:

    You amaze me! I love how you have Ralphie helping you and especially when he takes a ride. Adorable!!!

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