Hellspite from The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964)

Anyone with the name of “Hellspite” just gets your attention. This character is one of the triumvirate from “The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh”, the Disney film. The other two characters are the Scarecrow and Curlew. Nothing special about this build-up which was straightforward. The mask the character wore had some sort of mesh over the eyes partially hiding them. To reproduce this effect I used what is called “weighing paper”, which is a glassine-like paper used in the sciences to weigh small amounts of anything. This sort of waxy paper is thin and translucent. Small patches were cut and glued over each eye.