On the left is another spirit mask. And at the risk of tiring all my kind visitors, below are the three spirit masks with the animal faces and botanical crowns which I am now calling the Forest Graces.
The afghan hound was created for a “Dogs” swap. Bit of a new style, with less black and mostly brown fine liner. From this reference photo. I like him! I am going to try to incorporate more hatching. Perhaps I’ll go find some hatching instructional videos. :)
I like to look at at these particular spirit masks all together. Maybe a couple more and I’ll do a set of some sort. Or a print. Or cards. Hmm. Thanks for dropping in! Lots of progress pics.
Cindy, great faces. I really love that red texture in the background of the last illustration.
Hatching is a cool technique and you apply it perfectly. Great faces!
I just love these masks…..the minute details are amazing. How in the world do you come up with the variety of details and intricacies Afghan hound is wonderful too…… beautiful haunting eyes and flowing hair……very organic and spirited.
Oh yes, the Afghan dog is fabulous! I think you did well with the cross hatching.
If you find an awesome hatching video, please let me know! I want to get lots better at it!
I love your spirit masks with ridiculous lifelong devotion, as I may have mentioned one or 30 times. Your progress pictures remain endlessly fascinating to me. I could look at them over and over, probably for an hour. It’s so fun watching you build up the detail!
Your masks are great, love the dog.
The mask is gorgeous!!!
Love that Afghan hound! Looks very regal … :-)
Love the afghan hound, Cindy, with all that blowing hair! I’ve always liked your animals.
Love that afghan hound. That direct gaze and the blowing hair, words fail, just stunning.
Great spirit masks. And of course, as a dog lover I love the dog.
The masks are cool, albeit a bit creepy, & they show off your style & attention to detail, but I’m also loving the dog! Great work with the cross-hatching!
The masks are fabulous & the Afghan hound looks so real as if it could jump out of the background!! Your proud Mom
Cindy, I particularly like the three forest Graces. I’ve never tried copic pens before, but your work is tempting me to do so!