I’ve always wanted to get into mask making. I loved the movie “FX” and even the two goofball teen effects wizards in the movie “Summer School” were demigods to me. Then, when the movie “Predator” came out, I fell in love with alien and monster masks.
But I never got into it–just didn’t really have anyone close to me as influences, so I put my interests on the back burner.
Fast forward to a few years ago, when I saw some of the silicone masks coming from CFX and SPFX studios, and my dreams were reignited.
Right now, after watching MANY how-to videos and reading articles about mask making, I began the first part of my journey, sculpting the head of a creature that you might find in movies like “Legend,” or “Lord of the Rings”–an orc / goblin. My son, an avid WoW lover, wanted me to make my goblin more in keeping with that world–because I think he might want to wear it when it’s done.
So, first off, I got a blank mannequin head armature bust as a base for the sculpt. Then, with several blocks of plasticine modeling clay (easy to find in craft and art stores), I started sticking clumps of clay onto the bust. I didn’t draw anything specific, just let the clay shape itself, more or less, to my imagination.
Here is the result:
I’ve also uploaded a short video of the final sculpt to Youtube: