Haha. I can see where they are coming from, but that he is a red-tailed hawk made me think of the book The White Gryphon, where Skan's mate is a Gryphon based on a Grey Falcon. Maybe I'll just see about getting you to make me a mask some time. It would be amazing to see even Jjuni's face in real dimensions.
Very nice detail it's easy to tell you spend a lot of time of these and it shows ^^ I can see one way people may mistake it for a griffin; Red-tailed hawks don't have the ears like that while most griffins are seen with them. If you cover the ears with your hand you can see it's a hawk X3
I must say this is a rather exquisite peice, the frame work and under skin seem to give off the illusion of a inner muscular system. The eyes are the real beauty of this mask, they bring such life and character to the mask.
- However, the left cheek appears collapsed . . . was this intentional or was this a mistake?