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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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: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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KosherSoulMachine Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Wow! How gorgeous! Congrats lucky kiriban winners!!!
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:iconartbymaryc:
ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
They're lovely! I love the gold color over the reddish lines...
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:iconteodocake:
TeodoCake Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Arh, they are so nice ^^ Wish I had one of those :P Congrats to the winners.
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:iconjan3ll3:
jan3ll3 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
everybody likes a nicely puffed up fancy goldfish (: i made one to live on my bag last year ~ it was my first tiny leather ornament i'd ever made <3 then it was so wonderful to realize that all the scraps that are left over R treasure !!!! <3 (: making little guys can be so quick and satisfying compared to the big masks... and it feels a bit like you've made your own toys ~ it's a great feeling... i bet they'll be happy to have new little friends (: u could even burn your initials or however u mark your work on the inside ~
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:iconlil-desa:
Lil-Desa Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Those are adorable! ^^ Congrats to those three!
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:iconglori305:
Glori305 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Those are cool!
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:iconserkunet:
serkunet Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, those look great! It looks so cute and I love the colour X3
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:iconmiraeko:
miraeko Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Wow, these are very pretty.
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:iconkirschetea:
KirscheTea Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   General Artist
wow, these are gorgeous! It's so sweet of you to give them away, and I like your idea of Kiriban much more. I'm sure the winners will love them!
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:iconpurplerebecca:
purplerebecca Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hee! They are so pretty, I love them.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconrandom-star:
Random-Star Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh these are gorgeous. So detailed. Congrats again to the winners, they deserve it! :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-)
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:iconrandom-star:
Random-Star Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure. :)
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:iconfusedelegance:
FusedElegance Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Those would make for some adorable hair clips. Congrats to the three lucky ducks :3
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm...those would be really cute as clips, true! Thanks for the idea. ;-)
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:iconfusedelegance:
FusedElegance Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not a problem :3

Clips or headbands would be adorable.
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
These are just beautiful - I love the look of them, you're really making me want to get more fishies!! :giggle:

I can't believe the detail/shaping you can get even in tiny bits like this, you really are a master at this work, which is why it's so much fun to see everything you make! I especially like the burnished kind of gold shine they have, just like fishies :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) I used a brown base dye and drybrushed several layers of rich gold Liquitex acrylic paint over them, so it does have a sort of burnished effect. Glad you like them!
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dragona742 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are so lovely and cute! The colour looks just like real gold! So they are letterly "goldfishes". Congratulations to the winners :D
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