All bow to the giant angry head totem! He will eat your faaaaaccccceee! Mixed media sculpture with wood, acrylic paint and chain.

For this sculpture I am using a simplified cross section technique, which is a good method for getting accurate forms out of hard, fusible materials. Also good because I used some extra wood that I had purchased for an entirely different purpose.

I made it at TechShop.

Step 1: Making the underlays.

First some art. I sketched out some diagrams of how I want the face to look and then transferred it onto a large sheet of drafting paper to create my full scale cross sections. Since I'm going for a mask-like representation, I'm not going to worry about the depth of the cross sections (the boards are one inch wide and that’s what I’ll use for each layer) or the way the sculpture looks from the side. It's possible to create a three dimensional rough for cross sections using clay or some kind of soft sculpting material, but for this project I'm just going to use my artistic sense to create some 2.5D depth using my one inch boards.

Note: I want this dude to look ugly and angry, I do several sketches, the first few look too symmetrical to really express anger so I go for a deliberately lopsided final. The first sketch looks like it could be a more refined piece that looks like some kind of feudal facial armor, so I’m going to save this sketch for later.
it reminds me of the monster in that movie jeepers creepers..lol very cool
This is awesome! I love mixed media art :)
would like to see more of your wood art...good job...
Love the layering of wood! The chain is a nice touch as well, good work!

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Bio: I am a Dream Consultant at TechShop San Jose and I make stuff. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram @ellieectrode
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