Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tibetan Masks

International Academy students created these lively Tibetan masks from Nepal. The cultural and folk masks of Nepal are used for a variety of occasions- from religous ceremonies to dances and theater. The origins of the masks go back to Hindu and Buddist influences- as seen by the third eyes and elaborate detailing. Students created a perfectly symmetrical mask drawing after learning about the culture and characteristics of the designs. These were then painted using various watercolor painting techniques and outlined with black marker.

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