Sunday, January 25, 2015
Abdul The Terrorist
In adding the hair I had carved the hat indentation deeper than normal so it would bend down the hair when pressed in place. That worked out pretty good. For the mustache I cut a length of hair and glued it in place by forcing it up into a hole I drilled directly under his nose. This also bent the hair down on each side which looks nice. I really like the idea of mixing materials as you can only achieve so much with wood. It also just adds that extra something that brings him to life.
This was a fun piece to do and am sure it will be a hit when displayed. Hopefully it will show others that it's good to push the envelope to try new techniques and maybe be a little controversial occasionally even if it might cause offence to some. Life on this planet consists of many things both good and bad and there is no reason we shouldn't confront them in any way we can.
So, I hope you like him as much as I do and I'll look forward to your comments.
Oh.....almost forgot! Once I receive the photos of the others who took up the challenge I'll post them here.