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Autumn Blue Dragon Mask by merimask Autumn Blue Dragon Mask by merimask
A new Blue Frost Dragon, which I think looks stunning against the fallen leaves under our maple trees. I finished it last night, photographed it this morning, put it in a box and sent it to its new home. And that is IT, kids. I'm officially done making things for the 2010 Halloween season. If people want to pay me to express ship anything already finished & in my shop, well, I'll do that. But, no more custom Halloween orders YAY. I. Am. Done. And not a moment too soon. Yesterday was so frustrating and stressful that I spent half the day in tears.

But no more! And look! Pretty, shiny dragon mask that is sure to make someone's Halloween extra-special. That's worth a few tears & headaches I guess.

As ever, this mask is hand carved from 8oz leather, hand shaped, and painted with Liquitex acrylics.

This mask is available (as a custom order) at my Etsy shop: [link]
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:iconmephistophel:
Mephistophel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is my favorite color! Is it still available for sell?
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whiteANDorange Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
great photo composition
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Canine-pancake Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Stunning.
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Hazelibra Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Hi Andrea. It is this weekend where I will finally get to wear this fabulous mask (At the 'Samhain Avalon Faery Ball' in Glastonbury, UK) I will send you pictures as soon as I can after the event...thanks again :-)
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Hazelibra Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Hi...
This weekend I will be wearing this very mask for the Samhain Avalon Faery Ball in Glastonbury, UK. I will send you pictures as soon as I can...
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:iconkenderiks:
kenderiks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
amazing Oo
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:icone-pendragon:
E-Pendragon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you're so talented!
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:iconrogerlake:
rogerlake Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
my god this is beautiful!!!
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:iconapple-kitty:
apple-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
Amazing O.O
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:iconphantaziephreeq:
PhantaziePhreeq Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, I've already commented on a few of your masks, but I really love this one! So detailed! I love the curls all over the place, and the shimmery stuff. K. I'll try not to pester you too much, now.
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PhantaziePhreeq Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, I've already commented on a few of your masks, but I really love this one! So detailed! I love the curls all over the place, and the shimmery stuff. K. I'll try not to pester you too much, now.
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:iconcrazyhedgy:
Crazyhedgy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
That is a beautiful mask! Keep up the amazing artwork. :D
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:iconangel-mythrael:
Angel-Mythrael Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really something! :0
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Swingerzetta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, as always. I love your masks, and recently started making my own.

I would like to know, though, how you get the layers of details like that. Like the eyebrows, where curling bits come off of the surface. Is there a slit that gets closed up? Or is that folded up from somewhere else? Or is it sliced parallel to the direction of the sheet? or...
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KAKenterprise Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
the amount of details you got for the scales is amazing. I'm sure its a ton of fun to wear. This one caught my eyes because it really pops on the yellow leaves.
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kittycat2977 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Artist
that mask is really cool o.o
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:iconxailai:
Xailai Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very lovely contrast :heart:!!
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:iconyikyik:
YikYik Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Wow, what a nice mask! Very beautiful and well made! :D
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SawyerWestbrook Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Spectacular! :D
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yulii Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
love those little layers of details on the mask :)
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:iconde6789:
de6789 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist
wow!!!!
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draconis-regena Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
It is absolutely gorgeous. I don't have words to describe how perfect it is. :D
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   General Artist
This is so stunning I can't take my eyes off of it! And the leaves DO just make this all the more dramatic! I'm sorry that was stressful but this is absolutely incredible and worth all the hard work congrats!
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KittieShade Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Wow. I love the rich dark blue colour against the yellow leaves! Absolutely lovely like all your other works!! The scales looks impressively done. it actually looks like it has natural scales on it!
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
That's gorgeous against the yellow! I love how you emphasized the tips where they come out of the mask (or maybe it's just the lighting, but still, looks awesome). Love the shine on the scales too.
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slarson802 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
stunning!
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ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very gorgeous and how wonderful you had those leaves to photograph it with!

Sorry it's a stressful season for you right now, but hope you get to relax quite a bit over the coming holidays :)
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tsuryuu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Beautiful! Love the iridescent blue and hints of silver. You're right, the yellow maple leaves are a great backdrop... they make the mask "pop".
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The gold leaves make a perfect backdrop for this beauty!
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dragona742 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice colours! Sculpting is, as at all of your mask, really nice! You're still one of the best leather-mask-artists around here! :clap:
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dragona14 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Who ever gets that mask is lucky. :) The contrast of the blue of the mask with the yellow of the leaves is amazing!
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Deadxgirlsxdance Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so talented!
I really wish I had the money to buy this right now, but ahhh... one day!!


I'm sure whoever gets this will be really happy with it. :)
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saradres Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!! I hope the Halloween season was good to you!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. :-) Yes, another very busy season.
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Now that's a blue dragon I can get behind. I love the contrast of the mask against the golden leaves. That really makes the colours pop out and grab one!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm realy happy with both the mask and the picture...they both did just what I wanted them to. :-)
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
:D
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! I love the background of leaves. I hope you feel better; you don't want to stress yourself too much, but at least you're done with your Halloween orders.
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merimask Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...yes! I intentionally saved a favorite for my last order. Making this mask (and doing it well) always leaves me feeling powerful with creativity, for some reason. A good way to finish the season.
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The-Bails Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
not only is the mask and the craftsmanship on this mask STUNNING but the picture is beautiful!!! WONDERFUL job!!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) It's easy to take a good pic when there is so much colorful contrast. I wish the leaves could stay that way longer.
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The-Bails Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
yes i have to agree!! still wonderful job!
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh, LOVE the contrast between the yellow and the blue!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...me too! I wish the leaves could stay this way, long enough for me to photograph all my masks against them.
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:iconpuppyakamaru:
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you could collect a big bag of 'em and save 'em lol
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:iconfaunface:
faunface Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Wow just beautiful, your work is inspiring.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. :-)
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iamfuturetrunks Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Hmm I like it. You did a good job on it. I wouldn't mind having something like that but im pretty sure its pretty expensive since its custom order. :P
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't really charge extra for custom masks...I always charge based on the time I take. :-) This one takes a LOT of time.
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EyesLikeAbsinthe Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome background for an awesome mask. I completely adore the level of detail. I'd buy one of your masks if leather was easier to get through customs.
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