This is my latest project.
A friend found a palm tree husk and was running around using it as a mask. It really reminded everyone of a horse or antelope. I suggested with a little paint it could look sort of tribal. He asked if I would work on it.
I've been wanting to experiment with wood burning; this was the perfect project for that. The black area are where I did the wood burning, then I highlighted with white paint. When I was finished with the mask part I was trying to think of what to use for antler part. The more I looked at it though, the more it looked like a lion. Finally, I found some dried palm leaves and realized they would be perfect.
I couldn't figure out how to upload the image so it wasn't sideways. Just right click and view image to see it normally. *fixed -Ulatek