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Cherry Blossom Wolf Mask #1 by merimask Cherry Blossom Wolf Mask #1 by merimask
A brand new design inspired by the season; Cherry Blossom Wolf. A companion for my Autumn Leaf Wolf.

I went waaaay overboard carving this one (plus, she's white and you know that is a ~pain~ when painting leather...it takes so many coats). But I love the way it turned out. You need to click for the full-size view to see the detailed tooling I did on the blossoms and fur. It was a labor of love.

Made entirely by me, entirely by hand. Leather, acrylic paint, hours and hours of work, and love.

Cherry Blossom Wolf Mask #1 available here until she is gone: [link]
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:iconanemone9664:
Anemone9664 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New Deviant
I LOVE this mask!! It contains both cherry blossoms and wolves which I love very much. The work in detail is very intricate and exquisite, too. Beautiful!!
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ireland12300 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
My little sister loves this mask, so do i :). She asked me if i could make her one like it, so i tired my best, but i couldent get it to look as beautyful as yours, would you by chance want to see how it turned out?
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ColorCatty Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Awesome work! It looks so beautiful! :D
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Kiraken13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   General Artist
GLORIOUS!!!!
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing work on this one, really stunning details.
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:iconvanessaholanda:
VanessaHolanda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Damn, I would give my liver to buy one of these wonderful masks! Really nice job
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
very beautiful, direct to fav
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library9 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
pretty
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cocobirdy4-7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
That is so beautiful, I love it, great job
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Elmind Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Question: Have you make any experiment with Craft Foam yet? Do you plan on, in the future? If so, could you consider making a tutorial?

Info: "Download" has been replaced with "Purchase" and the attachments for it are only a 702kb ZIP File
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runningneko Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
So pretty
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the edges of the eyes form branches for the flowers. It's beautiful!
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blumgrl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Beautiful! How did you paint so many coats but still keep the tooling detail?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Verrrry carefully! Thin coats of soft body Liquitex acrylic. It has a fine grain (which is why it needs so many coats) but it tends not to clump if you use a good quality brush and permit each layer to dry well.
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OneEyedCanine Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
what kind of leather do you use? Chrome tan?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Never chrome tan...it goes funny when tooling and it resists dyes and paints. I just use 8oz vegetable tan, which is better for the environment anyway. :)
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OneEyedCanine Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay thank you! My dad is a saddle maker, and he's teaching me some stuff so I was just curious what you use. We have tons of leather just laying around that he said I could have xD
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You can use chrome remover on chrome-tanned hides, which can help a little. Better to just start with clean veg tan from the beginning though. If it's dark and it won't accept water on the smooth side, it's really no good for tooling or shaping.
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FatalToBeLucky13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's EXTREMELY Beautiful! I wish I could make masks as good as yours.
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lupinelover Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
really pretty
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:iconalumitoather:
AlumitOAther Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super awesome!
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:iconmattlancer:
mattlancer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love!
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TkieSai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Cool:D
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Ookami-Chi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
this is beautiful <3
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Absolutely beautiful piece of art!
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LonewolfTerror Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that is amazing i love it
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Katnissrulez123 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful.
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MemeTee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Congrats on making front page!
Always loving your masks/work!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Did I make the front page? :) Cool! And thank you!
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MemeTee Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
You sure did
And deserve it, I actually think a local girl here has a mask from you too!
Keep up the great work <3
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enmesarra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Would love to buy that for my girlfriend... brilliant work.
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MaxTimber Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
first thing i thought when i saw this mask.
" that mask make me want to play Okami!"
it's a wonderful piece of art!!!

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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Can you guess that I freaking love that game? ;) It's like I used a Celestial Brush on this white wolf and made it "bloom".
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omfgitsbutter Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I love the detail around the eyes, very fantastic work.
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Kaltiaem Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ugh decisions... I have the money but I need the money ;-;
This is a gorgeous mask :heart: The time that goes into these masks must be so painful o.o
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Wow! This mask is BEAUTIFUL, it reminds me of the type of Japanese fox masks that I would usually see in Anime and Manga.
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PleisarPup Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
The details you achieved are amazing! Such a lovely concept which turned out beautiful!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :)
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DarkGothicRussia555 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :love:
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DigitalUnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I could sell anything so pretty... o.o
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah...sometimes I make something that I'm attached to and I get a twinge when it goes.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
excellent
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:iconroy02:
Roy02 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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Shadzerios Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beautiful! ^^
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Squirrelflight4evah Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Artist
So pretty!
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RainVanilla05 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
That looks so cool!
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SqueekyMoonkin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
down right gorgeous
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AviAngel-Flycir Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gah, my goodness, this one's a beauty! Outstanding :clap:
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angelsways02 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this mask i just cant remember oh sorry kinda is familliar but its a fox mask same design from a game O_o
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MoonlightMoth Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This one really stands out. She's lovely. I'd like to see a little more branchiness tho. Adding more black in small ways would make it pop. :3 Wonderful detailing as always.
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