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Mask Making Tutorial: Part 1 by EvanCampbell Mask Making Tutorial: Part 1 by EvanCampbell
A detailed view into the process of mask making.
I hope that non-sculptor's will find this interesting.

Mask making,Skin Texture,Realistic Hair, Vampire teeth

All Facts and other material in this tutorial are provided as
general information. Neither Evan Campbell nor Deviantart
assume or accept any responsibility for, and will not be liable
for the accuracy or inappropriate application of any product.
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FreakSPFX Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Artist
Words cannot describe how much I appreciate these tutorials. Like said before, you are a life saver!
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Thanks Amanda!  :) 
dali-llama Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
awesome tutorial, thanks man! :)
atomicfairy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you reuse your clay after you coat it with the clear acrylic?
Jaime21011 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Just the help i needed! thanks keep up all the bind blowing work!
DashyProps Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Excellent tutorial, your mold is so clean it is a work of art itself. Saved for reference!!
Rlyiii3rd Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great tut a spot for a chisel or a putty knife is the best thing in the world to remember!
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
that is always seem to vanish :)
SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The way you look like you're performing surgery with that thing, it's so scary it's not even funny. o_o

zombieater Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Anyone who makes a tutorial deserves my whole respect. And this one is so cool!
zanruos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
can pplaster bandages be use to cast plastic mask
precinctomega Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Brilliant, brilliant tutorial. Absolutely clear and perfectly explained. I *almost* feel like I could do this right first time...
AmeliaMoo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great sculpture and beautiful mold
sarenastudio Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Excellent tutorial! Everything is so well detailed. Thanks a lot!
mauldmm Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Thank you so much for the great tutorial!
bigbadvoodoodave Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Hi there,
I've just been looking throough your gallery with my Jaw of the floor, your work is AMAZING, I love it, thinking all the time, i want to ask him this i want to ask him about that, and then, TUTORIALS!!
BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT. Keep up the good work i am totally in awe!
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Dave - thanks so much for the kind words...I am really glad you like the work!
MalMota Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Thanks for making this tutorial! Love it!
Crucifer01 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Hi, sorry to ask questions that you may have been asked like a milloin times.

The Roma Plastlina, is it the non-sulfer, what hardness do you like to work with?

What is the water based clay your using to make the key or what ever ya call it?

I haven't really sculpted since highschool adn am starting to get back into it. I purchased some Chavant NSP clay, but it's not the easiest stuff to work with since you have to keep it warm to work with it. I'm trying to figure out what would be best for me to work with for making masks and stuff like this. I would appreciate any tips you have for me. =D

Here are the things I'm currently working on:
[link] (been working on this lately, skull is a lot different, more realistic.)
MielDAvon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So, so helpful! Thank you so much!
Less-Noch Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student
Tanks for sharing your knowledge...
I really appreciate you took the time to make this :D
Your work is really amazing. I wonder why I didn't stumble on your gallery earlier!
I'd say.. Keep up the good work!! :D
Tobal-Dibujon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student Filmographer
This help me lot for my mask! THX!
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
on-a-knife-edge Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I'm about to embark on a similar mold making project, but as i live in the UK i can't get hold of ultracal 30. I've been suggested to use 'Crystacal R' as it is supposed to have similar properties. but i'm wondering if you know if this is true, or have any other suggestions for a cement to use that i can get hold of?
firecrow78 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi I've got the same problem, it's hard to get some of these materials in the UK. I'm also in the middle of my first mask making endeavour and I'm looking at this material as it looks like it might do the job [link] I've ordered from these guys before and I found them to be good and reliable.
16771 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
very nice
Abearce Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is what I have been looking for!
masocha Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
thank you so so very very much for this. greatly appreciated
Danosuke Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
So you spray your sculpture with clear coat? That is interesting to me. I'm assuming that means even after you make a cast the clay itself cannot be re-used for a different sculpture. correct?
Guirnou Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Artist
Wow this is beautiful ! It looks way better than the ones we were taught in school =/

Good job !! Thanks for making this !
spellwing777 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
I've also heard you can use sillicone for the with plaster bandage on the outside to provide support.
The-mighty-Daezaan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
quick question though- is the initial sculpture just made from water based clay?
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Oil based - roma
The-mighty-Daezaan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
thanks :)
The-mighty-Daezaan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Ive always been interested in making latex masks, but I always thought it wouuld be a daunting challenge. This, however, makes it seem possible. Should be a fun challenge for me :)
PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to explain this esoteric art.
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Thanks for the compliment - I appreciate that!
supertotallyfresh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ughhh I want to try this so badly....

But it will probably be the worst attempt at anything evarr.

Hah. All of your stuff is seriously amazing. I am in awe of you.
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
The best way to start this kind of process is on a small scale. Try little sculptures at first so you can get used to the materials and how they work. I have made so many mistakes with this stuff along the way.
supertotallyfresh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thats a good idea lol, i probably would have done something huge and ended up with a pile of mush. If I do anything half decent I'll post it. =P
fermentedmind Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Awesome, thank you for sharing!

Now I know exactly where to look. No longer will I weep from not knowing where to go, who to turn to, or search in vain on the 'net.

It is here! At last!
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
What a great message...I am glad to help out!
AdamDellow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
!!!!!!!!!!! thankyou for posting this. I Think I asked you about this a while back. Ill definitely give this a shot.
Phantasm-D-Lagosa Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
These are amazing tutorials! And very helpful too! :D
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