More Hannya Masks

hannya mask comp

You may recall that these masks are used in Noh theater to represent a woman betrayed by love, whose jealously has turned her into an angry demon.  But the best masks also include sorrow and torment, reflecting the complexity of human emotions.

You can see my other drawings of Hannya here.

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12 responses to “More Hannya Masks”

  1. Jodi says :

    Very emotive!

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  2. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    These are great! I especially like the one on the right. Wonderful depth and expression!

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  3. memadtwo says :

    Charlie is right. You achieved a great depth in these.

    Like

  4. Sharon Mann says :

    Very intense emotions here. You have really capture the anxious, beautifully sketched.

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  5. artandmoondreams says :

    Wonderfully expressive.

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  6. OneDrawingDaily says :

    Great drawings… I didn’t know about these masks, but I think you captured a lot of mixed emotions in both of them!

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