Mostly I'm putting one foot in front of the other, trading slow for stumbling.
It will have to do for now. When things improve, I'll cheer and I know you'll cheer with me. Thinking and typing that helps.
So, here is the sculpture as I found it.
(I'm not going to bother numbering the photos.)
For texture I'll use tissue paper. I have black on hand. I've torn it into strips that are roughly the length of the body.
I have pste left from yesterday. I brush a thick layer onto the body. It's cold and smells like bread. I realize I'm hungry.
Now I crinkle the strips vertically---sort of like a broomstick skirt.
I brush them with paste. I flatten as I go, to remove any air trapped underneath, or thick spots of paste. The flattening adds a lot of wrinkles that will make the texture more interesting and wood-like.
I use the same process for the sleeves, tucking the wet ends inside and smoothing them.
After the body and sleeves are covered, I move the sculpture outside to dry. Again.
A lot of papier mache is waiting. I had some tissue and paste left over, so I covered a small rubber ball to use in another piece.
Now I'll work on other things while this dries.
And look for something to eat.
Hope your Friday is good.