It was a light and nice summer day when we had our wedding photo shoot. Of course like everyone else we wanted to have something special and memorable. So we'd decided to make low poly fox masks for the session.

 

I was very inspired by the goods of Wintercroft team. They offer a wide range of mask templates. Many different wild animals, plenty of choices and high accuracy of blueprints. Their masks are really stylish and easy to make. The most important thing here is not to be afraid spending some time for constructing your own individual mask.

 

When you buy and download one of the templates you also get a detailed instruction. It's really short, and if you read it carefully it will be pretty enough to make your own mask.

So today I'll show the general workflow and I believe this could be a useful tip in addition to Wintercroft's instruction.

Materials

 

Downloadable Wintercroft Fox Mask Template
• Watercolor Paper (280gsm)
• Scissors

• Glue stick
• Double sided sticky tape
• Pencil
• Ruler
• Acrylic paints
• Paintbrush

Make a Mask

Step 1

 

Print out your Wintercroft Fox Mask Template
 

Step 2

 

Trim the templates roughly to the approximate size.  These pieces don’t have to be neat.
 

Step 3

 

Glue the templates to a Watercolor Paper 280gsm
 

Step 4

 

Carefully cut around the each part
 

Step 5

 

Start folding the tabs of each part.

 

Step 6

 

All edges of the templates have a number. Find two edges with corresponding numbers.  For example edge number 44 joins to edge number 44. Match the corresponding numbers of each edge and glue them together, using the double sided sticky tape. Remember that each tab goes inside the mask.

 

This step is rather a time-consuming process. But in fact,  it's easy for you. You don't need to be some sort of arts and crafts wizard to build the mask))

 

Step 7

 

Then continue matching the corresponding numbers to complete the mask.

 

Step 8

 

Now it’s time to get creative with your acrylic paint tubes! My colour palette:

 

You can watch my drawing process in the video below.

Fox story

 

You now have a wonderful and unique fox mask! Yay!