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Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask

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I realize that plague doctors are more of a Renaissance/medieval thing, but the motif has continued up through the ages through Carnival...including during the 19th century. So here's a steampunk version! This mask was entirely hand sculpted and painted. A figure of Death with a scythe flanks each cheek, and a skeletal raven or crow is emblazoned on the forehead. Bot h the bird and the 'glasses' have a clockwork motif. This mask is about 9 inches from forehead to chin and 6 inches wide.

This mask has sold, but I do accept commissions if you want something similar.
Image details
Image size
550x759px 181.27 KB
Make
FUJIFILM
Model
FinePix S2500HD
Shutter Speed
1/84 second
Aperture
F/3.1
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
May 23, 2011, 11:14:07 PM
Sensor Size
0mm
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hilly-fortinbras's avatar
magnificent! a true work of art.
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TheEdgeOfTheUniverse's avatar
How did you make this mask? I really want to learn how to make these, but I can't really find any methods through Google.
ProofrockPilchard's avatar
Both steampunk and plague doctor at once...Could there be a finer combination?
LavenderIllustration's avatar
The textures in this mask are absolutely amazing. Beautiful work!
LetsAllBeNuerotic's avatar
OMFG that is fuckin EPIC! :O :D :love:
Alecperfectinsanity's avatar
This is so fantastic! How much would something similar be?
Namingway's avatar
The original sold for $250, plus shipping. If you are interested, I could do something similar for the same price.
TimTheScarecrow's avatar
thats beautiful.
ever since i saw trailers for assassins creed brotherhood ive been wanting one of these.
DarkchildImaginarium's avatar
It's gorgeous! I entwine a lot of renaissance/medieval into my steampunk so this mask is right up my alley!
CarcinoViolinist's avatar
These masks of yours are really quite beautiful..
spacerocketbunny's avatar
this is beautiful!
Lovely lovely work!
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Rakaseth's avatar
Dude, that's so great. I had a plague-doctor theme for a costume party last year, and this totally blows mine away XD
Mithy91's avatar
Oh this is gorgeous, I adore steampunk and especially plague doctors. <3
DolphinSilverwolf's avatar
"Black plague? Nay, sir, this is against the plague of RUST!"
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Mandinga91's avatar
this is a great version!
Waku9897's avatar
This mask is amazing. The Plague Doctor is quite a symbol in Italy's history. Poveglia...
Revolution-Nein's avatar
That's amazing. Plague doctors and steampunk are both very awesome, visual subjects, but I never would have thought to combine them. Your combination works perfectly and, in fact, conjures up thoughts of an alternate universe where the two time periods coincided. Wonderful work.
FriendlyEvilOverlord's avatar
Plague Doctors are awesome, Steampunk is awesome.

I can feel reality tearing itself apart due to the sheer epicosity.
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