Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Mummified head Mayan mask

I've now got this project from concept sketch to finished product. 

It has a kind of double personality, this mask.  The skull side has a fun, stylized Day of the Dead type of vibe, while the head side is much creepier.  It's disturbing.  I like it!

I'm very proud of the eye on this side



This mask came together a lot more rapidly than the previous one, largely because the design didn't require me to stick hundreds of tiny paper dots all over it.  Moulding paper pulp into a cadaverous head shape is a much quicker process, although I did decide the hat/crown needed that mosaic texture.