Thursday, April 24, 2008

326. Pile O' News Skull

Hand Carved Newspapers. I went through about a dozen X-acto blades doing this (and gave myself a few blisters on my fingers in the process). I tried using a drill on it, but didn't get far. Thanks to my friend Jen who saved up her newspapers for a couple of months for me!

10 comments:

Simon said...

should have rocked the trusty dremel...

kitty said...

I was thinking the same thing as Simon =) Some bits may grab paper, but a small router bit would shred nicely. I love my Dremel tools (AC and cordless digital varieties).

j said...

I love him!
He reminds me of Oscar the Grouch!!!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

I didn't think the Dremel would do much damage since it's so small, but maybe I'll try going at it again at some point.

J: Oddly enough I thought the same thing and was actually singing "I Love Trash" in my head while finishing him!

Tatman said...

It's funny, he seems to have a sad look to him, which is usually how I look after reading most newspapers. I like the Oscar the grouch reference.

Tatman said...

BTW, a drywall saw would probably work good in a cutting situation like this.

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silvergirl said...

yes, my comment is something along the lines of what Tatman said: this skull surely represents the great amount of bad news we find in the newspaper every day...
it looks sad, and weary.
:/

L.Bo Marie said...

it does look sad... but I love how tattered he looks... I wonder if the power tools would have left him too clean looking?

Kim said...

I agree, it does look kind of melancholy. Hope your fingers are feeling better, Noah. :)

Couchgirl13 said...

I agree with tatman and the like, newspapers are only good for this and lining my guinea pig's cage with. I'm from Canada so our newspapers have alot more good news in them. Seeing this guy made me think about the idea I got for you to make a skull out of a large round bale of hay. Everytime I'm at my friend's farm, I can't help but stare at one of her round bales of hay lying on its side, and imagine what kind of skull you could "skullpt" out of it. So give it a try, only, wear some gloves this time, for your hands sake. :) Can't wait to buy the book! Take care.