A Pair of Painted Bird Masks

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Painted Griffon and Eagle Skull Masks

Here are a new pair of finished masks, hand-painted and ready to wear! One is an iridescent griffon, with shifting shades of teal and purple in its feathers, and a vivid orange beak. The other is an eagle skull, painted to resemble realistic, yellowing bone.

As I only have one of each of these masks available, they are only purchasable through our Etsy shop:

Both blanks I used to create these masks are available here!

Sculpting the Dragon Mask (from 2016)

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I sculpted this dragon mask in early 2016 and set up a camera to record while I was working. I recently subscribed to Adobe CC and began learning Premiere so I could stitch together all the videos and speed them up!

The mask sculpture is done in Monster Clay and was completed over the course of 10 days. The total recording time was about 8 and a half hours.

I do apologize for the video quality and the black bars on the sides; my camera at the time only supported 4:3 resolution. I hope to have a better setup next time I try something like this!

Music: Over Time by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Dragon mask blanks are available in the shop.

And Another New Mask!

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I just recently finished my new griffon mask. Because the molds I make are soft, the original sculpture is often left intact. Normally, once I’ve done a test cast and verified that the mold is good, the sculpture gets destroyed and the clay recycled to use again! But I’ve been wanting to do a raptor skull, and there’s the shape just waiting for me.

As you can see in the photo comparing the two masks, I didn’t want the new mask to be too similar to the griffon I just finished, so the changes were fairly extensive. Even the shape of the beak ended up rather different, thinner and with a more pronounced hook at the end.

Blanks of both new masks are now available in the shop!

Demolding the New Griffon Mask

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Well, that’s new. I made a video! And I’m actually in it! …sort of.

I decided to record the demolding process for my new mask, a lovely, feathery griffon! There’s a lot of detail in this sculpture. I do love feathers!

Mask blanks are now available in the shop.

I Am A Dragon Decal and Pin

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I Am A Dragon Vinyl Decal and Button

So… Phoenix, AZ temperatures have once again done their yearly soar into temperatures you can’t really describe to someone unless they’ve been here. Seems like a good time to be a dragon, really. (Or just hide inside and enjoy the fact that air conditioners exist.)

I’ve had the “I Am A Dragon” pinback button design for a while now. I figured it would look excellent as a vinyl decal, so I converted it into a design that could be cut easily on my machine.

Proclaim it to the world – I AM a dragon!

Lizardman Mask Kit – Updated Version Now Available

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Fully Painted Lizardman Mask Example

I created the first version of my lizardman mask back in 2014, and – to put it lightly – I have learned a bunch about maskmaking, molding, and casting since then! There is now a brand new lizardman mask kit available.

For those who were waiting, thank you very much for your patience. 🙂

Round Dragon Fossil (Spec. 1612-AL)

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Round Dragon Fossil (Spec. 1612-AL)

I sculpted the original of this miniature dragon fossil in clay, this time with a round chunk of “rock” as the background so it could hang directly on a wall without the need to be framed. Each bone is three dimensional and quite realistic in appearance. The sculpt is about 7″ in diameter. Each finished piece is hand painted by me.

I only have these listed on Etsy when I’ve got one painted and ready to go. If I have any of them available at the moment, they will be at this link: Fossil Dragon Skeleton