intarsia clown/skull

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Project by Michael Parrish posted 09-18-2011 04:42 AM 3298 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I desided that I didnt want to make another animal, or a normal Intarsia peice. I wanted to make something that I could use my Artist side on and something “I” would really like. I found this picture online and really thought it was cool. I used inkscape to make the pattern and changed it up some. I had a really good time making this peice and used 5 different types of wood. I normally never use stain but I used a little on this peice just to darken the basswood used for the eyes and nose. I thought it didnt look very good all the same color. I hope you enjoy this peice as much as I enjoyed making it, thanks

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#1 posted 09-18-2011 07:54 AM

Very cool Michael, your last two pieces that you made the pattern are both very creative. I am impressed, keep up the good work.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#2 posted 09-18-2011 04:15 PM

No offense, dude… but… why?

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#3 posted 09-18-2011 05:23 PM

Just wanted to do something that woud get that reaction lol. Something different that no one else had done in wood.

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#4 posted 09-19-2011 05:32 PM

As if clowns weren’t scarry enough… we have skull clowns. Creepy!

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#5 posted 09-21-2011 05:22 AM

Good job Michael!

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#6 posted 09-21-2011 06:31 AM

Just clowning around? unique for sure.


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#7 posted 09-22-2011 09:11 PM

That is fantastic work! I LOVE the macabre aspect – the raven/crow taking the last vestige of what made the skull a clown/jester.

Very cool piece!

The work is really tight as well! I think you made a great choice darkening the nose and eyes – if you had it all to do again you may have wanted to even use walnut…........


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