Whew! Finally done.. though I must say it was a delight to work on! A raven mask, woo!
The base resin is done by the very talented
. I then sculpted it further to be a heavier raven bill, and sanded, and sculpted and sanded, painted and set the eyes, and furred/feathered it. I imported wild boar bristles for the rictal bristles, because I felt faux fur would be too fluffy in appearance for that area. This is a "fantasy" raven, and though it's hard to tell there is purple iridescence on the crest, as well as the more obvious labradorite gemstone set into the forehead. I hand set about a billion (okay, maybe 300 or so) feathers into the crest and throat of this raven.
While I did model it for these terrible rushed photos, this is not mine, and was done for an anonymous client. It was super windy and I was having the devil's own time getting self portraits with the timer on my camera. I'd get better photos but I've since sent it out.