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Painting Venetian Masks – Customizing Masks for Comics

Customizing Masks for Comics

While in Venice last year, I picked up a few masks from the souvenir shops. They sell them everywhere and they’re not expensive. I was inspired to take some of my characters from our graphic novel series, Past Due, and create a real mask. It helped me to work out some the design for my drawing, and it was cool to see it in 3D. Click here to read more and get a FREE sample of volume 1.

From Comics to Real Life

In Past Due volume 2, where we follow the back story of the main villain, Bradshaw Winters (really, an anti-hero). In the story he starts near Paris and ends up in Venice, which is part of the reason I wanted to visit the city… and why living in France is great for the creative process. Venice did not disappoint! It was everything I imagined and more. Since I set part of the comic there, I wanted to get a real feel for what it was like.

This is one of the characters that Winters faces in Venice an epic battle and the mask I painted to see how I could improve on my character design. Plus, it was fun to do!

Painting Venetian Masks - Customizing Masks for Comics by Miguel Guerra

Painting Venetian Masks - Customizing Masks for Comics by Miguel Guerra

Painting Venetian Masks - Customizing Masks for Comics by Miguel Guerra

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