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!
This is a pair of casting finishes I did from a mold of my new sculpture. If the overall design seems familiar, it’s a larger, more detailed version of the one I created for my little acrylic griffon charms.
The original sculpture was done in oil-based clay, molded in silicone, and cast in resin with a number of different finishes.
I only have these listed on Etsy when I’ve got painted ones available. If I have any of them available at the moment, they will be at this link: Fantasy Sculptures