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Ataraxia - Lizard mask sculpture in progress

It's been a while since I posted an update on the argonian mask I'm working on for Robbie, so here are some photos of the sculpt-in-progress!

Work in progress sculpture of a male argonian mask from the Elder Scrolls series. Work in progress sculpture of a male argonian mask from the Elder Scrolls series.

I made several spikes as separate pieces, for the back of the jaw and under the chin. This way, I can sculpt around them without them becoming deformed.

Work in progress sculpture of a male argonian mask from the Elder Scrolls series. Work in progress sculpture of a male argonian mask from the Elder Scrolls series.

As I started adding scale details, I also realized it'd make this mask far easier to mold and cast if I removed the spikes and cast them as separate pieces.

Work in progress sculpture of a male argonian mask from the Elder Scrolls series. Work in progress sculpture of a male argonian mask from the Elder Scrolls series. Work in progress sculpture of a male argonian mask from the Elder Scrolls series.

More scales! I'm getting there. This guy has a ton of detail on him, and I'm loving it - even if my wrist isn't! I was pointed to the following tutorial by a friend, a great resource for techniques on how to sculpt reptilian skin.

Also, while the spikes appear to be reattached in the mask sculpt photos above, they're just set in temporarily so I can correctly size the holes they will fit into.

Work in progress horns for the male argonian mask.

One last thing, a couple of horn sculptures, nearly ready for molding. The larger one will be used for the argonian's horns, while the smaller one is for another, secret project I'm working on. Shh. :)

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson on 7/17/2014 - Page last updated: 4/12/2015

Keywords: mask, sculpt, male, argonian, lizard man, reptile, Skyrim, Elder Scrolls V, costume, work in progress, WIP

Linked to: Ataraxia (Male Argonian)