Saturday, June 12, 2021

52 Fridays - 80s Heavy Metal Horror or Congo Mask?

Happy Friday! This week's drawing is a Salampasu mask from Congo that I found on the Instagram account of "lesboisnoirs". I chose it because it reminded me of some half forgotten 80s horror film killer, something like a heavy metal "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". It is an intense looking mask made up of scraps of metal and topped off with some cute hair bun, ball things. I accentuated the horror element by making the teeth more jagged, but it really didn't require much as the original is terrifying enough. The angular shape of the face is distinctive, with the broad forehead tapering down to that sharp, nasty chin. Imagine the ceremony it was designed to be a part of...