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60,000th Kiriban Prizes by merimask 60,000th Kiriban Prizes by merimask
For my 60,000th kiriban I decided to do something a little different. Rather than award a prize to just whoever snagged a screencap of a pageview number, I chose to thank the faithful and polite Deviants who have always supported my art here.

So, these three goldfish keychains were made especially for that purpose. Awarded to :iconsmokewithoutmirrors: , :icontreyos: , and :iconellygator: , for being awesome Deviants and really nice people. You can be sure that if these three folks are watching your artwork, they'll always leave wonderful, insightful comments and brighten your gallery. :-)

The goldfish are replicas from one of my most popular mask designs here on DA: my Japanese Goldfish mask. Each one is hand carved and hand shaped from 8oz veg-tanned tooling leather, sealed for durability and intended to last for years to come. They're specially signed and dated, to commemorate my 60,000th kiriban.

Congratulations to the winners!
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:iconravenwood777:
Ravenwood777 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
These are beautiful! Wow!
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:iconokinawan-koi:
okinawan-koi Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
You're kingyou are so pretty!!
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:iconancient:
ancient Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a thoughtful way to give gifties :3!
Congratulations to the winners indeed X3
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:icontsuryuu:
tsuryuu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Ooh, I love these. Very elegant. Do you sell anything like this in your Etsy store?
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:iconfoxangelchan:
foxangelchan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
These are wonderful! The gentle shaping to give them a more realistic 3D effect is great. I'd love to see these in a thin, vaguely rectangular flowing piece of wall art - maybe a foot wide at the widest portion and some three-ish feet long - to go over a bed, or doorway, or couch. Fish in a stream, or pond. The gold would stand out fantastically against blues and greens (as so aptly demonstrated by your choice of background for these beauties!)
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:iconkoshersoulmachine:
KosherSoulMachine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Gosh, I keep coming back to look at these...they are so striking and beautiful!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) They're just little things but they're cute eh?
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:iconkoshersoulmachine:
KosherSoulMachine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Absolutely! :clap:
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:iconmyeyesinthemirror:
myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wish i had one theyre pretty
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:iconladylillie:
ladylillie Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
they are sooooooo cute!!!! i want one!! you've probably already been asked this but do you think you would consider possibly selling something like but with subtle differences?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Coloring differences? Sure...just note me. :-)
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:iconladylillie:
ladylillie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
and about how much will it run me?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're just $15. ^_^
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:iconladylillie:
ladylillie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have a link where i can buy one
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Go to my etsy shop (link below, in my sig)...they're in there. :-)
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:iconladylillie:
ladylillie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:iconeyeslikeabsinthe:
EyesLikeAbsinthe Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are absolutely beautiful, utterly fantastic job.
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:iconprismaticlily:
PrismaticLily Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
I just love how you painted them, their size (it makes them so cute) and all the detail you put into them.
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:icontagcat:
Tagcat Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Aww these are lovely lil prizes. I love that rouge like red used in the gaps, it really makes the gold stand out and gives it great shape :heart:
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:iconharu01:
Haru01 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Writer
Cool!
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:iconlonewylfe:
lonewylfe Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
I loved how it looked against the blue of the mask, but they're quite stunning on their own. Grats again to the winners!
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:iconlabradoorknob:
labradoorknob Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Oh man...I'm jealous of these people... I love the iridescence, and with the background, I can almost see that koi pond... I can almost hear them go glub glub, and I can almost feel myself explode with glee when they their fish flakes... Oh no...! *blam*
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:iconarshnessdreaming:
ArshnessDreaming Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Those are so amazingly cute.
I like those! :D

Way awesome coloring and they are just so CUTE!
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:iconagorphia:
Agorphia Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute! Love the colors.
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:iconathalour:
Athalour Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   General Artist
They're wonderful! Big congrats to the winners. :party:
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:iconsilverdragyn7:
silverdragyn7 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow! These are so cute! I love the way you decided to look at the gold fish from the top instead of the side. The perspective gives a unique look to the fish. I also love the organic lines you use to capture the sense of motion in the fins. What a great way to reward faithful watchers! :D
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:iconrockleesgirl:
rockleesgirl Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh wow they are lovely! I really love their tails and fins sigh.. I would love to have some real Koi one day!
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:icongrimoireintuitions:
grimoireintuitions Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those are really cool!!! Congrats you three!
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:iconhevic:
hevic Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
I wish i coulda snagged those! Such beautiful fish!
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:iconnavirblackmoon:
NavirBlackmoon Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
OMG! They are beautiful!!! Many congrats to the winners!!! n_n
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:iconsidtheodd1:
Sidtheodd1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Adorable! Nice work. :)
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:iconeurydise:
eurydise Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you have more? I would buy them in a second!
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:iconnightcat69:
nightcat69 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
do you make them normally? How much are they?
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:iconernestevasco:
ernestevasco Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Gor.Gee.Yuss.
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist
Oh, how cute! And great idea for a kiriban gift :dance:
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:iconnightbow:
Nightbow Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw the thumbnail for these and they were gorgeous! I love how putting them on the blue backdrop makes it look like they're in water :)
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:iconxxanemicxx:
xXAnemicXx Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
awwww that's sweet! And those things rock!
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:iconfiercelion:
FierceLion Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
These look awesome :D
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:iconder-fuchsprophet:
Der-Fuchsprophet Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Oh my god these are SO CUTE. I love the attentive detail on the scales especially :)
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:iconwufeisgirl:
wufeisgirl Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i can see why they're popular!!! Very beautiful. :)
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:iconcartoonsuperhero:
CartoonSuperHero Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
They're gorgeous! The winners are sooo lucky. :)
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:iconmego-sama-lady-sir:
Mego-Sama-Lady-Sir Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
8D they look so cute!
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:iconstrikeredkite:
StrikeRedkite Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Loving your new textured backgrounds; matches the adorable fishies perfectly
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:iconsavagedryad:
savagedryad Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
They are super cute! Have to love chubby little goldfish!
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:iconthe-bails:
The-Bails Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
wonderful design! this are simply delightful!!!
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:icongwosatum:
gwosatum Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I am seriously in love with these. (I have a goldfish obsession). Will you be selling any of these?
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:iconixi-the-pixie:
ixi-the-pixie Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty! amazing job!
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:iconangel-asariel:
Angel-Asariel Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
These are unbelievably adorable! Also I like *FusedElegance's idea about the hair clips =3

It would be neat to make a set of leatherwork accessory items line! Hairclips, maybe some bracelets and other various jewelry items.

Grats on the 60k pageview though! You have most certainly deserved every one of them!
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:iconkoshersoulmachine:
KosherSoulMachine Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Perfect background too btw. :)
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous as always. ^_^ Congratulations to the winners! I have to say, this was a lot more fun than your usual kiriban.
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