Note: The video on this page is part of a long series because it took quite a while to make the sculpture and turn it into a mask. If you’d like a much faster start, check out my new pattern for a paper mache wolf mask. You can use the techniques shown in the video series to embellish the mask and add detail, without needing to start from scratch.
And now, back to the original post:
He’s finally done – the grey wolf display mask is painted. Well, he still isn’t entirely done – he hasn’t been varnished yet. But close enough.
Big question for you: Do you ever work very hard on a project, and about half-way through you realize that you’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the “next” project instead of “this” project? And do you then realize that there’s been one particular project that you’ve been thinking about as the “next” project for several years now, and you’ve been saying all along that you’ll do it “just as soon as one more thing gets done first?” That’s what I was doing all through the process of making this wolf mask, and I have finally decided to be brave and stop putting it off.
So, my next project, a figure sculpture, will be very challenging for me, but I’ve decided I’m going to do it anyway. I obviously can’t put up any “how-to” photos or videos, because it’s something I intend to learn as I go along. I will try to keep you all posted, though.
So, if you ever find yourself pushing a project aside because you just aren’t quite sure you’re ready, what do you do to get over it? Do you take more classes, read an inspirational book, do some meditation? Is there anything you can do other than just wait until the time is right? If you know the secret, please let us know.
Anyway, here’s the finished wolf mask video: