Japanese Mask

The Publishers asked for a evil king's mask from a Japanese theatre. The slight problem is that there is no such thing as a Japanese King. Japan had emperor's. And also there isn't an evil king, only devil like masks. Most Japanese masks have passive expressions. Their purpose is to obscure the actors facial expressions so that only there gestures can convey the emotion of the part.


Comments

I think that reads as it was intended, even if it doesn't 'really' exist. :-)

I like this style for you.
Chris.P said…
Thanks Tara. I must admit it wasn't really my kind of subject, but I have got three more Japanese subjects to paint.
Gina said…
That's very interesting!
Chris.P said…
Thanks:¬) So are you;¬)