And the work continues…
After some sanding the mask is given a nice even coat of grey primer.
Then the fun part, painting with acrylics, something that I’ve been experimenting with more and more lately so its nice to get a chance to just go a little crazy. I decided to go for more festive instead of dullish realistic colors.
After a bit more touch up and drybrushing workI grabbed some black ribbon and ran it through the holes and tried to figure out a way that would let me put it on myself, since holding the mask and tying 2 bows on the back of my head turned out to be… problematic. I wound up just holding the mask in place and pulling all the ribbons tight and then taking it off and tying all 4 ribbons together a little closer in than I had been holding it. This gave me a nice knot that i can grab on the back of my head and slide down to snap everything in place. It actually feels quite comfortable, surprising considering its weight. But it pulls tight against the forehead and rests on the frame of my glasses evenly.
Put it together with a black shirt and the hooded robe and you get something like this. (Yeah its blurry I’ll get a better shot tomorrow) The glue still needs to cure and the fumes were burning my eyes a bit.