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Peakat Mask

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I discovered a great new way to make masks! Yay me! This piece was entirely hand sculpted and painted by me. The mask is composed of a "crafter's porcelain" which isn't porcelain at all, but rather a sort of polymer. The face is rigid but durable, and I would estimate it to be somewhat lighter than a twin made out of clay. The paint is acrylic, with a thorough dusting of metalic powders to bring out iridescence and the metalic gold color. The face is sprayed with a glossy glaze to protect it and give it a lovely sheen. And, of course, I inserted all those lovely peacock feathers and added an iridescent red rhinestone in the forhead. It's entirely wearable.

This mask has sold, but I do commissions for those interested in a similar one.
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Image size
573x550px 149.26 KB
Make
FUJIFILM
Model
FinePix A205
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Aperture
F/3.0
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 6, 2003, 10:04:31 AM
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So much details.
starshield's avatar
Hey I love your work!!! Great job!
How did you get it to not collapse on you while you do the detail?
I love it. I really like the details
great job
Kalobe's avatar
Wow. I've been invited to a masked ball... I thought I would give making a mask a go but there's no way I could make a mask as good as this one this is fab.
HowlofMemories's avatar
Tigermasklover's avatar
wow!!! Purrrrrr
Verrrrrrry Nice!!! Something Really Different and Beautiful!!!

Has anyone worn it yet? And if so, are there any pics?
HopperARTZ's avatar
I'm sorry that I'm a little late, but your wonderful piece of art has been featured here [link] . :aww:
gia-konstantino's avatar
This mask is absolutely gorgeous!! :love: :love: :love:
this is beautiful, i love using peacock feathers on anything lol theyre jsut so elegant and pretty
dragonmajik's avatar
I didn't know you were on DA... very cool masks, I think this is one of my favorites of the ones you've shown us. I love the colors! :)
infinitecreature's avatar
Fantastic job! It has suck wonderful character and life to it! I'd love to see some detail shots!
MPFitzpatrick's avatar
This will probable be my favorite mask on DA this YEAR!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!
i feel worthless. im going 4 something similar in my 3d art class.
Clovis-Sangrail's avatar
*eyes pop out*
*eyes roll across floor*
*goes and finds eyes*
*steps on one*
*puts eyes back in*

DUDE! That's bloody amazing!!!

*thinks about kowtowing to computer monitor but computer's ego is big enough*

I am awed.
silverbeam's avatar
Wow that is amazing! The detail in that! Can we get an up close detail shot? It's so realistic and cool. Wish I had 200.....*sigh* also maybe more on how this was done...Might try my hand at it....
Namingway's avatar
I almost included a close up shot, but my camera was taking lousey pictures at that pingt with artificial light. I might try now that there's some natural sunlight coming in from outside.

What more do you want to know about the process?
Namingway's avatar
The stuff I use is literally called 'Crafter's Porcelain" and it comes in a small resealable tub. I've found it at most big craft stores- Michaels or Hobby Lobby, over with the mold making/sculpting section. Working it is fairly self evident- you use it like you would clay, and it air dries hard into a durable tranclucent material not unlike plastic. It's must more durable than polymer clay, though polymer clay is probably better for miniatures and figurines. Of course, I'd rather use sculpting epoxy for that anyhow.
silverbeam's avatar
What was the stuff/ plus it's brad that you used and did you carve from a big block or piece it together? Just the general process.
Namingway's avatar
The stuff I use is literally called 'Crafter's Porcelain" and it comes in a small resealable tub. I've found it at most big craft stores- Michaels or Hobby Lobby, over with the mold making/sculpting section. Working it is fairly self evident- you use it like you would clay, and it air dries hard into a durable tranclucent material not unlike plastic. It's must more durable than polymer clay, though polymer clay is probably better for miniatures and figurines. Of course, I'd rather use sculpting epoxy for that anyhow.
silverbeam's avatar
Ah thankyou. I'll have to try it sometime.
ninniku's avatar
Oh wow. That looks really amazing. Did you make a mold for the feathers or did you sculpt them all individually?
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