Wanting to make masks but where do I start?
I am an amateur prop & costume designer. Been creating props for haunted attractions here in Minnesota for the past year or so & I am hoping to further my knowledge. have recently been creating sculpts with mannequin heads using an oil based sulphur free plastina clay & have progressed quite well. Recently picked up some hydrocal, have not used it yet as I am not sure what to do & I do not want to ruin my sculpts. Very interested in what this sight has to offer, just not sure where I should start. I am just wondering what classes or tutorials would be good for beginner mold & mask making (silicone,latex,foam,etc.)? & are you able to watch them multiple times? I am quite passionate about this & any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Christopher Vaughan ✭✭✭✭✭Hi James!Yes there are a lot of great classes about moldmaking and mask making. If you have never created a stone mold (which is what you would use to make a latex mask) I would recommend the Shannon Shea Garage Monster series as he walks you through casting latex (in the first one i think) for a complete overview of stone moldmaking the How to make a stone mold by Gary Yee is a complete master class in stone mold making. Very detailed and precise covering every aspect of stone mold making. For props you also might look at How to make props by timothy martin.If you buy the stream you can watch it as many times as you want. I would recommend for you at your level of ambition the annual subscription, It will pay for itself very quickly.Chris5
I totally agree. Annual subscription is the best way. It pays for itself in the first week if you are crazy ambitious. You will not find this kind of information anywhere else in the world. Yeah, there are videos and things but this entire site is condensed knowledge of the masters at work.6