Red Dragon Mask - Smaug

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Bethany Weber

This dragon mask has the dubious honor of being the first real sculpture I ever did. I made him as a final project for my tech theatre class my sophomore year of high school. As I'm going to my 10th reunion in summer 2004, you can see how long ago that was. (Has it really been that long? :shudder:) He was meant to be a mask of Smaug that could in theory be used in a production of a play _The Hobbit_ (I think it actually has been adapted to the stage at some time). He's made from plaster bandage. Although it is technically possible to wear him as a mask (the eyes are gold lame fabric and you can barely see through them) it is far too heavy and fragile to be practical. Knowing what I know now I'd do it out of paper machie. Not bad for a first try, though. It was beginner's luck, my next few big projects were far too horrid for me to be willing to post pictures. :-) In case you were wondering, yes, the photo has been badly edited. :-) I didn't change the appearance of the sculpture at all, just removed a globe of Mars and a bunch of coathangers that were really distracting in the background. It would have been faster to remove them before I took the picture: live and learn.


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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