Some character development for my graphic novel project.
Below is my interpretation of the monster in the story and the 'bear cubs' that he chases
Ideas for the face of the monster- based on Native American masks.
Please Note: Actual Native masks are sacred, and although they appear 'scary' to us, that is not their intention.
They are to be celebrated, not feared.
For my design, I simply wanted the monster to have a 'human-like' face with added decorative elements, so my research naturally led me to look at Native mask designs.
Although these masks are inspired by original artefacts, they are my own designs, so are not based on any specific shamanic or sacred mask.