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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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