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Hannya Mask by The-Underwriter Hannya Mask by The-Underwriter
This mask was handmade by myself as a visual concept for my previous music band Lyan ( post rock ). Infortunately, it was never used. But i'm still fond of it !

It is made of clay and specially fit for my face, painted with acrylic colours. 80hours of work.

It represent the character of Hannya in the japanese traditional No.
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rbl3d Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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Helldrone88 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit that's creepy O_o very nice :)
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks ^^
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IgnisDrakos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Way cool :) 

Since it is made of clay isn't it very heavy? Can you actually wear it as a normal mask?
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks !

Yes it's a little bit heavy, but i can wear it, and it fits perfectly !
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TAG-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is awesome!!
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks ^^
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Nameless75 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Hannya Mask :XD: awesome ^^
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks ^^
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e431 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
oniwabanshu ¤-¤
greeeat !
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Chigami Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow super cool! :D (it reminds me of the character Hannya in Rurouni Kenshin btw)

Did you use only clay or did you use some kind of base mask or such underneath as a building ground? I just wonder because I plan to do an oni mask in the future too.
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Writer
I used a base of plaster bands that i've putted on my face and then, i put clay step by step, but it's not the best way to make a mask i think...
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Chigami Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay. Interesting, thanks for telling me. :)
I think I might use a plastic face mask as a base and work over it.. I just hope the clay will stick to it.
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Writer
The clay will not stick on plastic, even on plaster, i sometimes had to use some glue to strengthen some part once they have dried. I think the best way is fiber glass, but it's toxic when you manipulate it. Once it's dry, there's no problem. There is no easy way, I fear... :-/
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Chigami Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch damn. :/ But do you think even with a plastic mask I could build on top of it (use it as a building base to get the right "face form") and when the clay dries take it off the plastic mask? Would the clay be strong enough on its own after the mask is not there to, err, support it I guess? (I planned to use papier-maché clay powder)

Sorry if I make no sense, English is not my native language.
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Don't wory, i'm french, so my english is not better ^^'

The problem with plastic is nothing can really stick on it, and you have to use water to shape your clay so... you see the problem. With plaster bands, you lose your eyebrows and beard BUT, because of the water, some clay will mix with the plaster and the ensemble may not fall apart.

But when clay dry, some crack lines may appear, and you'll have to fill it with glue and mastic. It's a very long process, each time you use clay, you'll have to wait for 1 or 2 days until it's completely dried before your next step.

However, once it's finished, it's solid. But heavy ^^'
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Chigami Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you so much for the heads up.. at least I know now what not to do.
Would using a pasteboard/thick paper mask work better? I get the impression clay would stick better to it.. right?
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Writer
yes, it could work, but put something underneath to keep the shape of your face or the water will deform the structure :D
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally, totally freaky. That curvaceous smile and the bronze teeth remind me of The Joker. Beautiful work!
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks, but for my next attempts, i wish to try fiberglass or resin, clay is not the best way for such a mask : a little bit heavy and some drying problems...
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drolebouillon Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Très beau travail !
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Writer
héhé, merci !^^
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Mimil-the-Death Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Hé bien les 80h de travaux ont payé parce que c'est vraiment stylé et réussi!
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Merci, c'était mon premier essai de masque, mais la méthode n'est pas la bonne = trop long + galère de fissures au séchage...
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Mimil-the-Death Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Ya une première fois à tout,et on apprend beaucoup des erreurs de ces premiers essais.En ce moment j'en fait l'expérience^^.
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Writer
c'est jamais drôle ^^'
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oooh. niiice!
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks :D
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
avec plaisir
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lombregrise Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Writer
c'est moulé sur sa vraie tête au réveil
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The-Underwriter Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Writer
Ce jour-là, j'avais les crocs...
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lombregrise Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Writer
:p
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