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Bobcat Mask by merimask Bobcat Mask by merimask
Here's another of my handcarved leather masks; a bobcat.

I love getting ideas from nature; I like to research the markings of animals and then try to make a mask that's as realistic as possible. This one is fun because of all the cute spots! ^_^

This mask can be ordered from my online shop: [link]
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Kakigori-Kitten Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
lol the bobcat was my middle school's mascot.


:'D pretty, pretty. i love the way you did the eyes this time, and all the detail <3
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Laiminar Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Makes me wish I was a patron of the arts, not the artist. I always look forward to seeing what else you come up with!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-) You can be both! ;-)
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Laiminar Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Gosh, I wish! I started drawing when I realized (yes, I'm blond) no one sees the same concept in my head as I do. I couldn't ever make a living off being the artist because the connection between my head and hand doesn't always work.
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mental-traffic Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
the black line work gives this a really cool look! very nice work! :clap:
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merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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mental-traffic Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
your welcome! =)
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Jangojips Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   General Artist
Oh, this is beautiful! The detail is astonishing!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Not really a "big" mask but I do like to take my time on the details anyway. ^_^
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Treyos Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Looks great! You need to do a tiger mask... one which I could ooo and ah over even though I can't really afford to buy it. ;)
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merimask Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes! I was just thinking I ought to do a tiger (haven't made one in 5 years or more...it needs to be revisited).
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Kit14 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great attention to detail!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-)
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KosherSoulMachine Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
It's beautiful! I love the fur markings and natural coloring!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) The fur is the fun part, on this one.
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TheGreatGonzo26 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap! That's my school's mascot! :D except our bobcat looks retarded. Oh this makes my day, though :D
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merimask Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Neat! That's a cool mascot. Ours was a badger. It looked like a deranged raccoon.
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TheGreatGonzo26 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha... deranged raccoon. Who ever did the concept art for ours sucked, because it looks only a little like a bobcat and more like a internet creeper.
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fantasyforever Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wooow, very nice! We actually have bobcats where I live, in the woods. :D Their call is very....creepy. Sounds like a small child screaming O_o

Think you might do any other wild cats? :D
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merimask Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hear bobcats around here too...they ARE creepy! They sound like huge tomcats, or women being murdered.

I've done lions and long ago, tigers. I need to update my tiger pattern 'cause I haven't done one in years.

Also, cougars...I do a pretty good cougar.
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taeliac Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful - I haven't seen any of your others, but this one is just striking. It has the right feel of the small big cats, and the silhouette is just perfect! I'm in love with the fur in the ears, too :D

Very inspirational, too - I really want to try leather mask making, but I'm so afraid of it for some reason. This is just beautiful, and so well done!

I'm off to nose though your gallery, now!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much...glad you like it. :-)

Be sure to check my journal on the front page. I have links to a mask-making tutorial of mine in there...
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Mamath Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
This one is gorgeous. Not flashy like some of your others, but still beautiful.
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merimask Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. ^_^ All the fun in this one is just in making something as unique as a bobcat mask. Not so much "Wow...pretty!" but "Wow...someone actually made an accurate bobcat mask". :-)
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ticticai Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the outline shape on this--especially the catmouth on the bottom, and the carving detail on the ears. And those markings! Very symmetrical and precise. Another beautiful mask.
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merimask Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) With cats, it really has to be symmetrical or it doesn't work (the only exception would be calico cats, really)
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PsychoNinjaNatalie Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing @_@
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merimask Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :-) It's not a flashy mask, but I like doing the details (all the hairs are carved by hand individually).
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PsychoNinjaNatalie Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow @_@
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