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Neliel Tu Mask Tutorial by sashipi Neliel Tu Mask Tutorial by sashipi
A tutorial on how to make Bleach's Neliel Tu's mask!

Let me first say that, yes, I know, I am wordy. I am sorry. orz. This was also my first not complete fail three dimensional art piece. *throws confetti* This is also my first tutorial! Today is a first for everything, I suppose.

The mask took me about 6 hours to make. With enough time for food and crack singing and dancing in between. It was actually very simple to make. Anyone with at least a little artistic ability can do it. So good luck!

[link] Perfect for reference pictures. And looking at the price they have there, I saved $175!

Questions are welcomed. Don't be afraid to ask~. <3
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Januri-chan Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Im going to try to make the mask hopefully soon and i hope it will turn out great like yours thanks so much for the tutorial :) if you like i can show it to you once im done doing it if you dont mind ? :3
Bl4CkAdrian Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol.....duckface xD
Reberaka Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would model magic also be good for making Taokakas mask?
Ravener01 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I've done this last year but I don't think it's a good idea before the clay is very weight. Also, it can broke easily AND the mask become a little smaller during drying.

You can see me 2 test here

It's a great job you've done, but I know that, sadly, it's not a good idea =\ .
sashipi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Thanks for the constructive feedback. It's not clay though and is very light weight. It is true that it isn't as durable as I have hoped. But the only time it broke was when I was moving and didn't pack it well. The part that broke was only parts that I attached with glue. It didn't shrink either. I made a judging error in the original size, so it was small to begin with. But when I put it on after it dried, it was exactly how I constructed it in the beginning.

The only downfall I found was that the black color fades over time. Next time I shouldn't take the cheap way out and just paint it instead. x3
Ravener01 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Haha yeah that should be better XD In my opinion, I think I'm gonna use foam instead =)
Dye-Another-Day Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Also, just a tip but if the craft stores around you give out good coupons (for example, AC Moore/Micheal's often give out 50% off coupons in the newspaper) you get your Model Magic for even cheaper!
sashipi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
That would be awesome but I don't have those stores here, I think. o_o; I actually didn't check out craft stores since I don't have a car. D: It's okay though. I got 2lbs for $20. So it's not so bad. xD; Thanks for the tip though!
SakiRee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student
8D This is badass! <3 I love this. ^.^
sashipi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Thanks~. <3 It was inspired from your Edward wig tutorial. hahaha. I sorta regret that I didn't remove all my FMA crap before I started taking pictures though. You can see that I'm not truly a Bleach fan. hahaha.... =_=U
SakiRee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student
^.^ Awe~ That made me smile. :3 I'm glad my tutorial is inspirational~ Lol.

And it's alright. Lol. I'm not a huge Bleach fan myself. But the mask looks awesome, nonetheless, whether you're a Bleach fan or not. 8D !
sashipi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Yes, a lot of your stuff is inspirational. I want to post pictures of my cat too now. LOL.
SakiRee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student
Awe~ :3 -hugs- Thank you so much! You make me smile! x3
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