Evening folks, I haven't posted in a long time (although I'm always lurking around seeing what's new) and I figured I'd show some pictures of my most recent piece.
I decided after watching a demo on latex mask making that I'd give it a try and after a lot of hard work I was quite pleased with the results.
Here is the initial sculpt made out of WED Clay
Then it was casted in Latex
and then here's the final piece
Only problem I had was that there is some texture on the eyes because of bubbles in the mold. If anyone knows how to smooth that out I would appreciate the information. I made two castings of it and painted the second one.
Looks good. Have you used the method of layering latex on to of the sculpture rather than making a mould? The paint apps look good too. Well done.
Thank you very much Alaneye, I have not tried that method yet, I made the mold out of white hydrocal and poured the latex into it.
nice sculpt....i like the detail....it,s awesome...
Hey dude ! looks great....go back and look into the mold and see if the bubbles are there in the eye, if so, it should be a small feat to fill the bubbles and give a good sand, and then, no more bubbles in the masks. I have to repair molds all the time to tune them.
Mah ' Crub
Aadi: Thanks man, nice blog/ work yourself.
Alaneye: Ah well glad I'm doing it right, it's very hard for me to take accurate pictures of my work with show both actual depth and color.
Mah ' Crub: Hey man, nice to hear from you. Thank you sir, yea I recently was informed on how to repair molds the other day. It's amazing what solutions people have come up with for all these seemingly unsolvable problems.
Thanks again everyone for the feedback
Great stuff. How did you paint it? I've been reading up on how to paint latex and there seems to be varying opinions on how to do it, just acrylics vs pros-aide and acrylics.
Thank you sir, I myself struggled on how to go about painting this mask. I had purchased latex paints (acrylic paints mixed with liquid latex) and tried using them on my mask through my airbrush and clogged it up after about 10 minutes. I cleaned the brush out thoroughly with a variety of different tools and then found myself with the same problem 10 minutes later when I tried the same method again (not a bright move on my part). Perhaps the people who were using the latex paints in the videos had watered them down severely but I was done using any form of latex in my airbrush. I ended up just using a crappy disposable brush to hand apply a layer of latex paint over the entire piece and then I used regular acrylic paint through the airbrush. After that to keep it from getting ruined I added a layer of Krylon Crystal Clear and then after I dried it with a blow dryer I added a layer of Krylon Dulling Spray and dried that with a blow dryer as well.
Hope this helps
Hey mate, really enjoy looking at this piece, very strong! Texture design is excellent and generally lovin it :-)
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Hey man , Thank you very much sir! Glad to hear it.
Thanks for taking the time to explain your process. I found a tutorial that used the same method you've used and the guy said he did it that way because his compressor was not powerful enough to push the latex through properly, that could be why your airbrush got clogged.