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Blue On Gold Small Dragon Mask by merimask Blue On Gold Small Dragon Mask by merimask
A friend of mine had a great idea the other day; put your little dragons on a background that's not-black. Like, gold or copper or something. So, I did!

Another of my small leather half masks with the dragon figure carved freehand on it. I used a textured tool to emboss the edge of the dragon (instead of the smooth beveler that I usually use when I do these on black) because I knew the textured edge would add more contrast. It takes a bit longer but I like the effect.

I got the burnished gold look by drybrushing bright gold acrylic paint over a brown background. I painted the entire dragon first, with Liquitex acrylics, carefully leaving the background untouched. Then, I did a layer of transparent acrylic antique stain (medium brown) over the whole thing. The stain wipes off of painted surfaces, only staying in the tooling to add contrast, but it stains the unpainted portion a nice rich brown. The gold, drybrushed over that brown, has a rich, textured, burnished look.

And that's how I do it! :-)

This mask is available right now in my Etsy shop: [link]
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narCssus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice...
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Ginnabell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omigosh!! amazing!!
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Fbxartnight Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Extrodinary!
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Mhorghain Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Any time!
Cheers!
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merimask Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Mhorghain Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
OH MY GOSH!!! Thats beautifu! I would sooooo buy it!
I see your into leather working as well as mask making... love te detial you put into the dragon!!! Very realistic!
Great piece!
Cheers!
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Kuroikii Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student General Artist
I featured this work in my latest journal, 'cause it's just so awesome! (Well, all of your work is awesome. I just really dig the colors in this one! x3)
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rikku300 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome ^_^
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flickez Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
omg these are amazing! they're so beautiful
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StarSubeki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It so does! I love it! Again, amazing job!
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