Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shikaruna studio video: painting with masks + store visit

Here's a video I shot at the Shikaruna studio. In this video, traditional paint masks are being used to spray the Shikaruna Oni figure. I was astonished to learn that there are around FORTY masks for this one figure. That's a huge up front cost, as paint masks are meticulously hand-made by master craftsmen using high quality materials. It can cost $150-$200 or more for a single mask.

After watching some painting from different angles, I look inside the studio/shop to look at some of the figures on display, for sale, and in various stages of development.

The video is in HD, so make sure to expand it to full-screen to see all the details.

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