African Mask Design
This step by step lesson will help you to create an African tribal mask as a simple paper collage.
Our lesson is presented in easy to follow steps which guide you through the process of creating a mask design like the one above.
African Mask Design - Stylized Mouths
You will develop a knowledge and understanding of:
Basic collage techniques.
How to simplify and stylize shapes.
The expressive power of simple shapes.
The balance and interaction of positive and negative shapes.
The use of symmetry in design.
The effects of color, pattern and texture on your design.
African Mask Design - Metallic Effect
There are many different ways you can develop a design:
- You can customize the way that your mask design will look by using different materials.
- A gold and silver metallic effect is used in the design above and the result changes from an African to a sci-fi vibe.
- You can adapt the color, pattern and texture of your mask to enhance its expressive power and visual impact.