First a Pelican, now a Poodle. I can’t say I’m crazy about the appearance of a poodle, but somehow, it was most definitely something I wanted to try to sculpt in wire. I mean, is there anything more distinct in shape than a poodle with a perfect trim? It seemed a natural choice for wire sculpture, and so I decided to take it on. What you see below is the result. I used my 16 gauge aluminum wire for this, which is softer than steel and is easier to use. I also used a finer craft wire (20 gauge I think) for the loopy ears. To get the curls, I wrapped the wire tightly around an awl I have for punching holes in things. Once I had enough wire curled around the awl, I was then able to shape the wire into a large loop and then attach it to the head of the poodle. And yes, I am still working on my scratchboard tree; the changes and progress become less noticeable as I work because I am now looking at the more precise details throughout. I’ll make a post on it soon though. Poodle – Sculpted with 16 gauge aluminum wire and some finer craft wire – Measures 6 inches long by 4 inches high by 3 inches wide
Be sure to check out my other sculptures as well! Thanks for looking.