Clay sculpture: Gargoyle Mask

I know this is not exactly painting-related, but still, I’ve been working on it for the whole December, so I wanted to share this as well. Back in June, I started modeling with clay, thrilled by the possibility of taking my weird ideas into a living 3d shape. My first experiment has been a Moogle (from the Final Fantasy series) followed by Figaro, the cat, from the Classic Disney movie Pinocchio. This time I went through a harder (and bigger, so to speak) challenge: have a look at the following character

It’s Gargoyle, from a really old Japanese animated series known as “Nadia: the secret of Blue Water”. A friend of mine really likes this character, so I water to gift him with a 3d sculpture of its weird mask, instead of a simple drawing. The challenge lays in the fact that, in the anime, the expression seems to change (drawing magic, huh!) depending on the character’s mood. This is obviously not possible in reality, so I had to shape the “eyebrows” to account for the various perspectives and “moods”. I’m pretty satisfied with the result, and my friend is, as well!

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