Rww, said the cat

Next alien creature mask for Return to the Planet : experimenting with a race genetically derived from big cats – in this case, a jaguar.   The mask base is instamorph, draped over a clay sculpt, with the teeth moulded separately.  The whiskers are re-purposed old ukulele strings.  The painting (in acrylic) is still rough, just to work out the idea.

Jaguar half mask

It’s called a Cylicorn for a perfectly sensible reason people!

That sensible reason being that Cyclops+Unicorn=Cylicorn.  The alternative result of using an Earth based myth-referencing concatenation system of nomenclature is Uniclops.  And, somehow that doesn’t have quite the right ring.

Cylicorns are just one of many species that could inhabit The Planet in May.

painted mask

Gorilla under construction

Gorilla maskI’m in an improvised comedy show next month, which mostly explains why I am spending this afternoon creating a mask for the eponymous Gorilla.

So far, I’ve finished a rough clay form over a plaster cast, next step will be draping it with a thermoplastic sheet (Instamorph) and then will be painting and adding fur.  Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon, not bad at all . . .