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01-14-2011, 11:16 PM
Hi Everyone...

I'm not sure if this has been done before but I thought it might be fun to start a thread with art celebrating the Mask Artistry for Mardi Gras parties or any masquerade event...

Here's the start for the 2011....also my first eyes...:rolleyes:


01-15-2011, 07:51 PM
Sorry I could not resist..... no paintings only photos of my art sculptures in pure .999 fine Silver: Mardi-Gras masks, complete with leather wrapped holding stick.... $1,500 each.:eek:

Love your mask by the way, very nice.;)

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01-15-2011, 08:10 PM
Oh Gigi, can't wait to contribute to this one! Great idea!:eek::D

01-15-2011, 08:47 PM
A crazy and colorful event You painted effectively, dear gigi and that we use to call Carnevale since the ancient Roman times when it was already celebrated one insane day. They used to say semel in anno licet insanire, that is once a year is allowed to get crazy.
I would add this nice site for Your possible inspiration, full of marvellous Venetian Carnival (Carnevale) masks: http://www.google.it/images?hl=it&source=imghp&biw=1280&bih=607&q=maschere+veneziane&btnG=Cerca+immagini&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

01-16-2011, 01:09 AM
BobbyRay, Thanks those mask are fantastic...beautiful. Hope you like this next one I created...so fun.

Alexandra...I was hoping to see some of your colorful art here.

Caesar - Thanks for the information...love Carnavale. Gonna check out the sights..

Til then...heres another mask!


01-16-2011, 11:08 AM
Glad You appreciated the indication, dear Gigi.
The link with the masks I indicated is interesting, the masks colorful and artistic and and most of them were used since four centuries at least.
You'll discover Your masks and the rest are well in a very long tradition.
Carnevale and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday or Marted́ Grasso, respectively in French, English or Italian) are practically the same . It is the last day of Carnival (Carnevale) period, where it lasts longer and the day before the Lent starts with what we call the Ashes Wednesday (when the fast period starts too, thus not fat anymore) ...

01-16-2011, 11:37 AM

Having grown up in Rurual (and I mean Rural Arkansas) I had no concept of Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, or Lent/Fasting....whatsoever...It wasn't until I became a Catholic in 2006 that I learned of this at a ripe age of 26.

Now I have a more full appreciation of it though I have never truly experienced a Mardi Gras - I have however experienced Lent/Fasting and could/should make an artistic attempt at the humbling experience.

I found another sight that had other artistic masks a little too American for the experience of Mardi Gras but inspiring none the less. www.partyoasis.com (http://www.partyoasis.com)...:rolleyes:

Up early this morning trying to do a collage of mask...we will see what the morning brings to the tablet....


01-16-2011, 12:58 PM
A collage of Mask....a little variation on a theme.


11-19-2011, 07:54 PM
I purchased ArtRage yesterday and already love it. I am very interested in making collages such as the one of masks but I do not know how to do this within the program. Could someone please point out some starters for me?
Thanks - sincerely

11-20-2011, 12:39 AM

Welcome to the forums and ArtRage!!!;)

There is an ArtRage manual included with the program version you bought


You may also download our ArtRage forum magazine, Basic Tutorials book and
our Art Supplies Book all free at: http://www.artrageus.net

There are also other tutorials on the front page of ArtRage.com and in the forums under "Art Supplies", "Tips and Tricks" forums as well as Video Tutorials on Youtube.....and a lot of other websites.

Hope that helps on your quest for knowledge as a Digital Painter.
I wish you the best and happiness as an art "Rager".....:D
We all look forward to seeing your art.....:) no matter the level you are on, we are all artists and appreciate and encourage others. Critiques too...:eek:

11-20-2011, 02:29 AM
Looks like a fun thread with some great masks :):)

just a bit of sparkle here :D

11-21-2011, 10:02 AM
Just had to have a go and mine are splats lol:)

Judith Tramayne
12-03-2011, 04:48 PM
Didn't make a mask but I painted this for our local Winterfest Art Show