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.

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. 🙂

New Mask: Bone Cat Skull

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Bone Cat Skull

I painted one of my big cat skull masks to resemble yellowed bone, complete with black eye and nose mesh to disguise the wearer. I love this look for my skull masks, simple yet incredibly creepy and effective all at once!

This hand-painted mask is available in the Etsy shop. If you’d like to try your hand at painting one, we’ve also got these:

New Mask: Silver Dragon

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Silver Dragon

My husband, Robbie, really liked the copper dragon mask I painted a little while ago, and wanted to try out a similar paint job but in silver. It turned out beautiful, don’t you think?

His lovely aged silver dragon mask is available in the Etsy shop. If you want to paint a mask of your own, we have dragon mask blanks available too!

New Mask: Chimera Cat

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Chimera Cat Mask

New mask! This is one of Robbie’s painted works. It’s a chimera cat, an unusual color pattern where the kitty’s genes cause half of their face to be one color, half another. The most famous is a lovely cat called Venus, but there are a number of kitties like this. Often even their eyes are different colors!

This hand-painted, ready-to-wear chimera cat mask is available from Etsy. If you’d like to paint your own cat mask, we’ve also got these: