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Black Fox Leather Mask by merimask Black Fox Leather Mask by merimask
A new color variation of my popular fox mask...just in time for Halloween.

This is a pretty simple mask, really. The fun is in the details; every hair is hand-carved with a 1/4 angled ceramic swivel knife. Gives it an interesting texture.

Like all my masks, this is hand-carved & hand shaped from 8oz leather, painted in black & silver with Liquitex acrylics, and sealed for durability. Wearable art.

Available right now at my Etsy shop. [link]
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:iconwhiteandorange:
whiteANDorange Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
simple and elegant
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:iconfadingfoxglove:
FadingFoxglove Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
This guy almost looks like a real fox... Wow.
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Aonalion Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student General Artist
that is so cool :)
... have you read "I luv Halloween"?
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Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the texture turned out.
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That was the best part. :-) The shiny sealer coat really makes the texture interesting...it'll look awesome at night in low light.
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O wow!!! i want!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hee! Thanks! I need to make more...
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:iconebeho:
Ebeho Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
I think I'm actually going to get this one... If I can transfer some money into my checking account pretty quick.

Dratted moving-back-to-college expenses!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
It just sold...was that you?

If it wasn't, no worries. It's not a difficult mask to make & I might even do a second one this week anyway...itwent so fast!
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Ebeho Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Dang! No. I'll have to stalk your store until you get another one in. =)
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
8O awesome!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

I really love your new icon btw...so pretty.
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:iconpuppyakamaru:
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Khaos-dog made it. She made of few other awesome ones too, if you want to check out her gallery.

But yeah since i'm more into wolves than anime now, i decided to change it.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! The glossy monochrome black really brings out the texture of the carved fur. Sometimes less is more...
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree...even though it's not a fancy coloring job, I still like to do the same detail I do for the red foxes. Besides, carving the fur is fun. :-)
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Mego-Sama-Lady-Sir Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
this looks gorgeous!
you did an awesome job, as usual XD
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-)
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:iconlupas-deva:
Lupas-Deva Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
...I wish I had some money.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can always make more. :-) I'll be here when you're ready to get one.
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:iconlupas-deva:
Lupas-Deva Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
There are so many things I want and I only get $20 a week spending money. Maybe when my tax return comes around.
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ChibiButterfly Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
I love cats and love your series of cat masks, but this one also really catches me.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I think foxes are sort of cat-like, actually, IRL.
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ChibiButterfly Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
they're an odd combination, i can see that too, sort of feline and canine at the same time
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savagedryad Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Black is a pain in the butt isn't it? You put all these details and and hope to god someone can SEE them! Looks great! :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Black is difficult but I find that if I carve deeply and I give the finished mask an extra-shiny coat of sealer, it works well & still shows off the detail. :-)
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savagedryad Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hmmm yeah that would work over dry brushing a dark dark gray.
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WinndyCakes Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Ho my gawd. D: That must've taken forever! x.x
Impressive. Most impressive. (8
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

Not too long actually...I've been making this design for years so I'm pretty fast. :-)
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WinndyCakes Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
:3

Oh really? O: Well, with practice does come speed and such so... Heh. Still, impressive. :3
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