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Black Okami Leather Mask by merimask Black Okami Leather Mask by merimask
New mask!! This is a mask inspired by the main character in the "Okami" video game...a Japanese wolf goddess. Her swirly fur is evocative of the sumi-e (ink painting) art style of ancient Japan. I usually do this design in the traditional white, but black is fun too!

The mask is hand carved from 8oz leather, shaped without a mold or form, & painted with a combination of Liquitex acrylics in jet black, bright red, and bright bronze.

Available at my Etsy shop: [link]
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m00nm0rph Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
big fan of your work
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jellowgirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
how much is it?
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Reedsarah Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Love it!
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A-hardie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Let's see, you wetmould it, do you use air drying or a heater?
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shadowX037 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
nice
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tthe13th Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if it was white i would be dieing cause i want it so much but the black is sweet to!
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XHeartsOfTheBrokenX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I want one!
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ClandestineAE Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
omg i wanna buy this so bad T^T
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Thegummimon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
very cool
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Azael047 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Very beautiful...have to try out mask making for myself.
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kez2009 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
all ur masks are amazing hun welldone x :)
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Qurriousity Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Well done! May I use this as a sample for my assignment? In this task, I'm just going to explain how you are inspired by Ancient Japan to create this marvelous artwork. So, if you want to give more explanation, that would be very helpful. Thanks! :aww: :hug:
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niijo Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amaterasu! I very much enjoy this game!
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FinnOWolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! =) That's amazing work. Beautiful balance and colors.
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Beloved-Stranger Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I adore this, I think it possibly one of my favourites from what I've seen of your work. I'm a huge fan of animal fantasy art and this really takes the cake...all those lovely bold lines and spirals, delicious!
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PergasAtory Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful mask.
It feels like a spirit of protection.

You say you make these masks without a mold. Very impressive.
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zlodhi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I LOVE your work, I'm definitely going to have to get one of these as soon as my student allowance permits it XD
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Rhalath Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous! How much would this cost?
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SabienStrange Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, this is amazing! :ohnoes:
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:iconzaph-chan:
Zaph-chan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Really cool
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PyschoArtist90 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg <3333333333 I WANT THAAAAT. O3O
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvellous strong design!
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StrikeRedkite Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love this one! The black really makes the red that much more of a statement. I really love how you've interpreted the style of the videogame as well, with the bronze swirls.
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
That's a really beautiful design!
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JaimeGervais Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
My god, you're good. AMAZING.
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dragonsofshadows Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
LOVE IT :D
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iMoushi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Holy crap
At first I thought this was a digital art because everything was so smooth!
Great job!
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RaspberryHoney Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
WANT IT! WANT IT! WANT IT! WANT IT! *O*
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DizzyMaxwell Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
wow amazing mask as always! i love the okami game and like how you were able to creat such likeness to the wolf in okami
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Awsome!
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evil-melody Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
that's so cool *A* black fits unexpectedly well for Amaretatsu... And you did a great job with the leather !!
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IchigoAvenger Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
THE SYMMETRY!!! Death The Kid would be proud :D!
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AsylemAngel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
How much would you sell that for?!?!?!?!??
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xxMechaGigan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
That's beautiful and epic cbined into one. Marvelous.
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butanokaabii Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
This reminds me more of Oki than Amaterasu.
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spaghetti-legs96 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
how...? thats amazing! :3
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Mr-Waaah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I Want One!!! ^^ :iconammylaplz:
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StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh that is gorgeous. i would buy that in a flash if i could afford it o_o
i only have $20 I just got for my b-day to spend though =P
You make amazing masks
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Phantom-Shadow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic! :D I love the details and the overall look of the mask just gives you that tingly feeling. ouo
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Nitrorulzdude Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
woah great pic
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therealnotsteve Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Love it.
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InYuJi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
dude, that is awesome! how is this thing shaped? YOu can carve leather?
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darckvampireneko Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool i like it
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honyok3cidb Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that is an amazing mask. The ammount if detail is amazing.
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Kaleiyah-P Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. The paint and leather really makes it stand out and look professional. Absolutely great.
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Kaleiyah-P Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, dear... I'm terribly sorry. You ARE a professional.

My sincerest apologies for commenting without thinking.
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Rahyi1643 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This one really apeal to me after x-mas i may have to have it!! :)
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i LOVE your black Okami masks.
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) They're not as traditional-looking but I think they're flashy.
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, me too
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