African Mask Lesson Step 6 - Designing the Face Decorations
This step will help you to design the tattoos and scarification marks for an African tribal mask.
You can decorate the face of your mask by drawing some tattoo designs or scarification marks on the light side of the face.
These decorative markings are often used on masks to communicate coded information or social status.
They can also represent magical or religious power.
Cut out the tattoo or scarification marks, flip them over and place them on the opposite side of the design to create a decorative symmetrical arrangement.
Symmetrical arrangements of line, shape and form in masks evoke a sense of integrity and dignity.