This instructable will demonstrate how to construct a head out of clay. It is a very easy method which provides a realistic result. As a bonus, it is always looking at you, similar to the effect of the "Mona Lisa" except it uses a concave-convex illusion. I hope you enjoy this and create many sculptures. Feel free to add onto these ideas to create your own artwork.
I realize that the number of steps in this instructable is rather large, but each step is quite quick. You will be able to finish them faster than you might think.
A tip that I have for you is that you should not rush, concentrate on what you have to do on each step and try to follow as best as possible. Each head will turn out different. If it seems that it will become a sad face, let it become a sad face, if it seems that it will become a laughing face, let it become a laughing face. Don't get discouraged if it does not come out exactly as I did mine or as you expected it to be. Trying to change it will most likely ruin the sculpture.
It is very easily done with common household supplies. The supplies that you will need are a pair of scissors, a blob of clay, a paperclip, a Popsicle stick, a straw (optional), and a length of string that is about 2 feet long (optional).
Please follow this instructable and please, HAVE FUN DOING IT!
Step 1: Your supplies
As mentioned before, these are all of the supplies you'll need. You will need the clay to make the head and a base for the head, the Popsicle stick and the paper clip for detailed features, the straw for making a hole in the head if you wanted to make it a bead, scissors for cutting the string, and the string for making a necklace out of the bead.