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Shark Attack!

Attack!

I encountered many problems on the way. My shark started to be in the wrong shape, so it needs to shape up! My armature was fine but when it came to covering the armature with newspaper, it went totally wrong. I had put too much scrunched up paper near the tail, so it wasn’t looking good. I made the shark have a bump on its head and it wasn’t really looking like a shark at all. I asked other people and Mr. Pat and they all said “What is that?” and so I let them guessed and they said “A Crocodile?” or “An Alligator?”. So I wasn’t very happy with my work. My tail was looking bad because it wasn’t covered up and it is still in  a bottled shape. I still need to do my fins. My other problem is…TIME!!!!  I’m running out of TIME!

This is me tackling with the shark. It was a very difficult job. In the end, I think that I will be able to tame the shark, making it look good and all.

Stitches!

I plan to cure my injuries by making my fins and make the tail the right shape by using a future board. After I got the shape of the fins on the future boar, I then cut them out and cover them in paper. When they are thick enough, I will stick them onto the shark with masking tape. I will also put more layers of paper on my shark’s head so that it won’t look like an alligator or a crocodile. I used strings to make my shark thinner because it was looking out of shape (it looked like hammed shark then then!). After that, all I need to do is put more layers until it the shark shapes up. By then I’ll  hopefully be ready to paint. I really must hurry but I still want to do a good job because I want to prove to Mr. Pat that he was wrong about me not finishing the shark!

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Sea Creature Sculpture

In Arts, we have now started making our sea creature sculpture. I chose to do a Ragged-To0thed shark and I tried to make it life size, about 2 meters. Fortunately Mr Pat advised not to make it so big because I am now making a 1 meter long shark and having big troubles making it. I chose to do a shark for my sculpture because I thought that doing a shark was cool and also giving myself a challenge. I’ve seen the other sculptures at school and they’re big, but the big ones were made in a group so I thought that I could do something as big and also by myself.

The Ragged-Toothed shark can grow up to 4.25 meters long and they travel in schools. The sharks are a sluggish sort of sharks and like to rest in the day and they can sometimes be found at the bottom of the sea bed.

Plan:
Armature:

Head:

  • Coke Bottle wrapped in Newspaper

Body:

  • 2 milk bottles (the bid bottles) connected together with tape and newspaper
  • Put another milk bottle at the end and make it slightly curved.

Tail:

  • 1 coke bottle wrapped in newspaper to make the bottler half the size longer
  • Another coke bottle wrapped in newspaper but keep it the same size as original coke bottle size
  • Stick then to the end of the shark with masking tape

Fins:

  • Cardboard wrapped in  newspaper and stuck to the sides and top of the shark
  • Wrap more newspaper until it looks good.

Paper-Mache :

  • Wrap the shark armature with newspaper balls
  • Wrap another layer of newspaper around the balls to make the shark look smooth
  • Do the same with the head
  • Add the fins to the right place
  • Start paper-mache-ing!

Pictures:

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My 1st Armature but I decided to make it smaller like the picture at the bottom because it looked too big and also I wouldn’t really finish it on time.

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Me with my shark. I put scrunches of newspaper on the shark armature so that it looks smooth and round because it looked rectangular. Then I wrapped it with newspaper again.

armature of shark