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Phoenix - Cinder by Nambroth Phoenix - Cinder by Nambroth
Commissioned by the amazing :iconmanojalpa: .. she gave me artistic freedom to design for her a phoenix mask! My inspiration came from barbets (mostly bearded barbets) and hornbills. A little off the beaten path for a phoenix but I had a lot of fun!

The resin blank is from :iconcrystumes: and is one of her beautiful crow/raven blanks. I then sculpted and sanded and sculpted on it for a jillion years to form the beak shape and ridges, along with nostrils and scales around the eyes. Then I carefully furred it and individually set several hundred feathers into the crest.

Here's a doofy little video: [link]

Anyhow, I finished this in time for AC! YAY so this costume will be running around there I hope!

I wanted to mention: Last time I got a lot of inquiries when I posted a mask! These take me ages to complete, and I am really picky about only using high quality materials. Because of the HUGE time investment (seriously, nearly a month of steady daily work for this one!) please be advised that the price point for similar realistic and very detailed masks tends to edge into the 4-digit range. Also, I cannot cast resin so the blank must be outsourced. Keep this in mind if you send inquiries. :)
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:iconladyzephyr:
Well worth the full view!
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:iconbamillustration:
BAMillustration Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a throwback to some Jim Henson stuff like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. Amazing work.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
That is a huge compliment-- thank you!
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:iconfiredanceryote:
firedanceryote Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lovely work as always. :D
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:icontheslink:
Amazing! Love the markings. :O
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:iconvasodelirium:
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind :)\
have a great day!
:iconcardinalplz:
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:iconvasodelirium:
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind :)\
have a great day!
:iconcardinalplz:
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconwolfofdesire:
This is so cool!
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:iconargema-brassingtonei:
I'm used to seeing all kinds of awesome madness when it comes to heads so it's the unexpected perfection of the hands that are getting me. It's rad cool!
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