Creating this mask was an exercise in overcoming a creative block. I pulled it like a stubborn weed out of my head, and it fought me every step of the way. Fortunately, with my friend Selos and the freedom of Zbrush's Dynamesh feature, I put together every permutation I could until I found something that I loved.
The Unseelie mask is inspired by the delicate leather masks of more modern mask makers, and inwardly I've always associated the intricate tendrils and airiness leather allows with dark fairies. I came up with the basic shape of the mask very quickly, but put it aside as it lacked the regal complexity I was after. However, after trying a dozen other ideas that I didn't like anywhere near as much, I came back to it. I decided to try and jazz it up more, but I still liked the original's sinister simplicty. I realized with a very easy adjustment I could compromise and have both the version that was fit for the royalty of the Lady of the Unseelie and the more conservative base.
This mask is just one of the two I made for the party, but unfortunately I'm having a bit of a creative fit over the male mask. Usually, I release the two together, but seeing as how this one is ready to go and the other still needs work, I decided not to keep you waiting. Plus, this mask is unisex, and certainly holds well on its own.
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