I’ve always associated a masquerade ball with high end, classy posh gatherings. They most likely are not, but when I see them in movies, that is the vibe I get of it.
I was researching masks, and came across a whole new sub-genre of masquerade masks namely Steampunk.
And those look cool. Steampunk in general is interesting, as it represents a frozen point in time where the the 19th century industrial revolution spawned off an created a whole new world.
One of the most famous movies portraying this era is Wild Wild West with Will Smith.
I went a little rampant with watercolors, as I felt I needed to do this on traditional media, but felt stuck doing so. I had to rescue some areas but overall I like the aesthetics.