The ancient, the determined, Helryx returns in the latest issue of Destiny War!
Styled after Randy Elliot’s work with the comics, this is my depiction of Helryx. I found it best to depict this character as familiar as possible, shying away from artsy interpretation. The first image depicts Helryx discovering rahkshi fragments as mentioned in Destiny War, to which she will use her mask powers on. The mask itself was inspired by the original Faber “tohunga” concepts. There are some direct design elements from the noble mahiki, noble komau, akaku, pakari and hau masks which carried over into my rendition. The overall shape of the mask was inspired by KingK’s own version. From the get go I knew Helryx needed slanted eyes. It evokes wisdom and an eerie sense of foreknowledge. Plus, this bonkle is an old granny right?