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Blue And Copper Half Dragon by merimask Blue And Copper Half Dragon by merimask
Another mask I just finished last night...a new half-dragon mask in blue & copper (my favorite combination). I really love blue and copper. Writers have favorite authors, musicians have favorite composers, and artists have favorite color combinations...I'm certain this is true.

I call it a "half dragon mask" because I do this design without a long dragon snout (not everyone likes a big snout). However, I also do those small half masks with dragon figures on them ( you know...the ones with the wing off on one side) and those I call "dragon half masks". It's potentially confusing but there you go. These are the problems you run into when you make so darn many masks that you run out of names for them.

Like all my masks, this is hand carved, hand shaped leather, painted with Liquitex acrylics. Available right now in my Etsy shop: [link]
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PartyHime Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
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As always, I love the horns.
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Azurite-Luna Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
i bought this :D
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool! Thank you. I hope you love it. :-)
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Azurite-Luna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
I do! :D
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning colors, especially the blue!
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Oxymoronical Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
It's beautiful c:
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Blue/copper has a sense of mystery, that blue/gold just doesn't. Great combination!
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree...copper is warmer & a "richer" tone than gold, so it contrasts nicely with a deep vibrant jewel tone.
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leodragon42 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Congrats! :) Your deviation has been featured here [link]
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I just submitted a request for admission, too. It looks like a really awesome group.
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kitti614 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Stunning! I'd love to wear that around~
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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kitti614 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
you're very welcome :3
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional
very nice job
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so incredibly stunning.
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much...glad you like it. :-)
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yulii Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
this is a beautiful mask :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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tsuryuu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Love it-- it clearly implies "dragon" without needing the snout and fangs. And I agree, blue and copper look stellar together.
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) I'm liking it too.
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CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Blue looks fantastic with metallic colours.

My favourite colour combination though would have to be purple and red. No idea why.
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree re: blue & metallics.

I've seen red & purple done well, but it has to be the right kind of purple. Closer to indigo...
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Aonalion Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
I think this is my favourite dragon-mask. The colors are amazing! :wow:
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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Nocktis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I'm always impressed with your tooling. Well done. The lines in the horns are impressive, did you do those with a swivel knife?
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yep, a 1/4 angle swivel blade. The tooling is pretty basic on the horns actually...just straight lines but when I twist the horn, the lines look cool.
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Nocktis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Gottch'a. Thanks for sharing. It looks amazing!
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Beautiful mix of blue and copper! Great contrasts!
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The copper is really very bright 'cause I mixed it with bright bronze to make it less red...it works great against dark backgrounds.
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
You're welcome. I love to see unusual colour combinations that work that well!
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designsbymishi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
gorgeous! your lines are so perfectly fluid! and i LOVE the horns!
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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designsbymishi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
gorgeous! your lines are so perfectly fluid! and i LOVE the horns!
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petrova Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist
Great colour combination :faint:
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! My fave combo actually. ;-)
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SpottedPegasus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I really like the color combination.
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Blue/copper is definitely a winning combo. :D I have a thing for green/brass.
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, that's a nice combination too. :-) I've done a few dragons like that.
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Ariannith Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Absolutely amazing!
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the line work down the nose is very eye catching?
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks...sometimes I use a paint pen but this time I used a tiny brush, & I think it turned out even better this way.
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
/agree
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BGArts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very pretty!

My favorite combination is true blue and silver. <3
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

True blue & silver is a lovely combination too. Check out this bead on Etsy: [link] I am sorely tempted to buy it...those colors!!
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BGArts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcom.

Ooo that's very pretty!
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