Stylized Cat Mask
This is a stylized resin cat done as a masquerade-style half mask, with a great amount of detail in every furry feature.
I didn't get too many photos of the build process for this mask, but really, it's not much different from how I usually sculpt, mold, and cast my resin masks.
Here's the sculpture in progress as well as a picture of the final sculpt once I'd prepared it for molding.
I did want to include a picture of the mold for this mask, since it's a little unusual. It's the same materials I normally use: Rebound 25 silicone as a brush on for the interior mold, and FreeForm Air for the rigid exterior mother mold. (You can see the process in more detail on my skull mask here.) The only difference with this one is that the mother mold is done in three pieces rather than two.
When making a rigid mold, you have to take into account undercuts - in other words, it can't have anyplace it might become stuck and you can't take it apart. In this case, the ears presented an issue... but the solution was easy enough. I simply made a third piece to the exterior mold (a "flip-top lid", as it were) and it works great!
Available For Sale:
|Chimera cat half mask (hand-painted, ready to wear) - via etsy.com|
|Mask blank - via etsy.com|
© 2016 Sculpture, molding and casting by Sarrah Wilkinson
Completion date: 1/26/2016 - Page last updated: 1/27/2016
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