Taking a break from sketching, I spent the last week working on some of my recycled "paper art". I get a kick out of taking paper/cardboard scraps from the local recycling bin and creating 3-dimensional figures and objects out of them. With some scissors, a bit of Elmer's glue, and a LOT of patience you can make about anything.
I've posted some of my previous creations here on my funtime blog so I figured I'd share a couple new projects.
I made a generic Smurf with some blue and white paper I found.
I figured later on I could get fancy and make a Papa Smurf or Smurfette? Who knows.
I brought my old Fisher Price "chatter phone" to work one day to draw it and my co-workers got a big kick out of seeing it on my desk. It seemed everyone was happy to be reunited with their old pal (I guess every kid grew up with this thing).
I was working on the Smurf and I had commented to one of the new guys that I should build the chatter phone to scale out of paper. It would probably take a lot of work but I figured it would be a fun task to complete.
I spent the next three days measuring the original phone, cutting patterns, gluing, and assembling the pieces. I should have photo-documented the process up to this point but I figure I still have quite a bit of work to do. I've got the basic "body" finished and some of the smaller pieces drying. Here's some pics of the current state of completion:
Today I built the dial and started on the wheels.
I'll post more pics of this work-in-progress as it is completed. I've got some neat ideas for it!