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Black And Bronze Kitsune Mask by merimask Black And Bronze Kitsune Mask by merimask
Here's a new kitsune mask. Old design, new colors. I love bronze on black so that's what I did.

As ever, made from hand carved leather with no molds, stamps or forms used. Painted with Liquitex acrylics.

This mask is available right now in my Etsy shop: [link]
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steenvoort Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
How can i build one?
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Aerisonus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is stunningly gorgeous. I'm blown away by the detail and beauty. It also has a nice, Egyptian-ish feel to it. <3
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So elegant, the colors are perfect!
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Nuclear-Moose Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
I finally found a local supplier of Liquitex paints...I'm just wondering if you prep your leather prior to painting and what you do after painting. Do you use a sealer of any kind?

Awesome piece of carving, and the paint is absolutely flawless. You have an eye for detail and masterful skills.
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merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
The acrylics work best over untreated leather. Just don't apply them before you heat-set the mask 'cause they'll melt!

After, I use an acrylic spray sealer like Kelly's or Tandy's Super Sheen.
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Nuclear-Moose Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
:D Thank you for the information!
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Nuclear-Moose Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Hehe...replying to myself... :p @Merimask...I found your post in the Leather Mask group, so I know what you use. Thanks for posting all of that! Awesome work, as always.
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh what a gorgeous color combination! What hue of black is that? I love how bluish and shiny it is. I always did like this elegant design.
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merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a nice smooth-grained jet black. It's actually Cova Colors (Eco-flow I think it's been renamed now) from Tandy...the only acrylic color I'll use rather than Liquitex because it's just so delicate & shiny-smooth.
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aah I have a Midnight Black Eco-Flow dye, but I really must keep an eye out for Jet Black! Midnight's nice, but more on the warm side. I just love that bluish shine to the Jet Black!
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lenmutt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoy the colors you used this time around.
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The-Bails Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
gorgeous! love the color scheme!
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ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the scroll work you put in the bronze areas!
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petrova Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist
Great strong colours!
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple, but bold!
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Love the contrasts in this one. The swirls seem to stand out more also.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very striking colour combination!
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dragona742 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! The way you did the gold colouring makes me think it is real gold. Don't know why, it's just a fact ^^ The red shapes beneath the eyes look perfect placed too. The curls on the nose and on de forehead look nice too.
The simplicity of the design makes it powerful. Simple design, great colours. All together, again a great job! :clap:
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the color combination is beautiful :)
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Goshawk Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This color scheme works incredibly well; it's very bold! The simplicity of the design is also very appealing. It works well with the bold coloration.
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Eternal-Laser Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
This is great! I love how the indentations/ lines along the nose, eyebrows, and forehead really add a good touch to the design. You put this one together really well. :D
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Bleed4Love Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
This is beautiful. I like the colors on this one.
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Beautiful contrasts in colour! This is quite dramatic! :)
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ShadowofRavens Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist
I love the bold colors on this one! And ive always loved how your black is so dark its almost blue. Great job as always!
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PurpleLikeWoah Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Beautiful :D
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wind-hime-kaze Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
it's bronze?
it looks like gold in the pic

=^^= =^^= =^^=
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Ooh, that really is a nice color combo.
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Falkenkralle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the color combination. Your Kitsune masks allways look especially smooth. Oh, I love the way you do fur or scales on other masks, but this also has a different charm/allure(?) :-)
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MastaAzumarek Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i like these simple ones
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LordRavenOrion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, very nice, but then, your work always is.
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lovely colour-choices on an already lovely mask. I love the way the bronze brings out the patterns against the black. And it's kind of hard to go wrong with red on black. :D

It feels... like a kabuki-mask, somehow, even though kabuki-makeup tends to be a lot wilder than this.
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papersculptor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It kind of has an egyptian feel and reminds me of an Anubis kind-of-thing. It looks awesome!
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mythril-blackpaw Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sexy
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