Paper mache mask, sealed with gesso and painted with acrylics (primarily), ink (Sharpie) trimming, and coated with Krylon acrylic varnish.
Inspired by the "Butterfly's Ball", by William Roscoe. The Hornet was in attendance. My father helped coordinate an event based on this theme and I want to contribute at least all the insect masks for a future event. Insects have interesting faces and this mask is based on the beautiful macro-photography of Igor Siwanowicz found at Photo.net.
I've wanted to do a paper mache mask for a long time and this is a first for me. I guess, the most challenging aspect was making antennae and hoping they wouldn't fall off. Actually, the whole process is fun and rewarding. I'm ready to go paper mache the whole world after this experience. The grasshopper is next which I hope to finish painting within the next week.