Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mask Two completed - "Svarog" The Slavic Sun God

Over the last few days I've added the painted touches to mask two. The photos below show the progression from the previous post from Feb. 1. First, I covered the paper mache structure with some leftover yellow interior house paint (with a little help from Corgan.) Second, blue gouache added as a wash into the creased areas and towards the bottom. Third, I added a red wash of gouache. Wiping away areas with a paper towel. Fourth, yellow was added to the flame areas. Finally, I added white as a highlight to the flame tops and edges. Then the details were added to the eyes and a piece of blue nylon was glued to the inside so the person wearing the mask was not visible.

Here's a link to info about the fire god Svarog: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svarog

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