It's Halloween and I've got a new mask process post!
I did a "Where the wild things ar"e monster. Here are the steps. First I looked for ready available supplies. Then I had to determine how much time I was going to spend on it. I have lots of paints around and some junk air dry clay from my cousin. The junk clay is Crayola model magic. I've used it once and I know I won't be able to get good textures on it, so I'd have to fake it with paint and acrylic modeling paste.
1. The base modeling, took about 30 minutes. It's almost impossible for this clay to blend together, so I didn't fuss too much with it. I knew I could fill in those folds with modeling paste. The horns will be worn over my hoodie so I didn't want to attach it to the mask.
2. I used a cheap paint brush to load up on the modeling paste and fill in the folds and use it to fake fur. Did I mention I didn't have any fur to work with?
3. After the modeling paste, I mix a base color with the acrylic gesso and prime the mask for painting!
4. Next I mix up some paints, 4 colors because that's all i need for this and lay it down on the mask. Mostly watered down acrylic paint to get into the crevices.
5. I start off with a large brush and work down to a small one for the details like hairs. About an hour later I'm done.