I've tried making a lion mask many, many times. I've done well over a dozen sculpts, and even though a couple made it to the finished product, I was never really completely happy with them. I have this great vision of what this mask will look like and so I'm taking a stab at a really awesome lion mask one more time. This mask is many times bigger than the other ones. It is not going to be a pendant. This lion mask will be a display piece, home decor.
Here, along with the drawing, is a stencil for the mask. It keeps the elements of the mask in scale while I'm sculpting. It also has the tip of the nose and mouth that will only be molded from the colored clay and placed directly on the mask.