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Asian Dragon by merimask Asian Dragon by merimask
This is a big, colorful mask...my Asian Dragon!

The mask is carved out of several pieces of 8oz leather, three times the thickness of most Venetian-style leather masks. This allows me to carve the leather deeply, but requires me to shape the entire sculpture by hand with no use of molds or armatures.

I painted it with a variety of acrylic stains that are both waterproof and colorfast. I like to mix my own colors. I also do not use an airbrush...that's all done by hand.

I love the look of this dragon. It strikes me as less Japanese & more Chinese...

Many of these pieces are available for sale on my Etsy site; [link]
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plutoniium Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
these masks are simply beautiful and they are inspiring creativity in me. (: if I was rich I'd buy all of these and just.. wear them. xD And put them up on a wall. Man it'd look cool. I wish I had your talent!
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resodelggnid Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
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Jisshitsu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Wow!!! amazing work
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Scara161 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool
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gizbear Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Student Writer
beautiful!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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vulgardragon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love all of your masks!
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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dragoon811 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning!!! I really love it.
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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dragoon811 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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D-warrior35 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
I myself am fascinated by Japanese Culture, and you really captured it in this mask.

I can't help but htink of Majora's mask when I look at this...maybe cause I'm a gamer lol

Beautiful mask!
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anonymous-strawberry Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
That's so cool!
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freakdearts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
feirce looking... what's the stone?
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That was a big (33mm) blue goldstone cabochon...looked like a starry night to me.
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iankeeber Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
this is such a stunning piece! i love masks, and this has to be one of the better one's i have seen. where in the world are you located?
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^_^

I'm in upstate New York, freezing my butt off.

I have an online shop though (see link below in my sig) so really, I'm worldwide.
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Empatheia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
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I always love your dragon masks. This one is spectacular.
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It was SO much work, I've only ever done one like it.
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