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Copper Gold Medusa One...2010 by merimask Copper Gold Medusa One...2010 by merimask
I haven't made a Medusa in a few years, so when I got a commission for one, it was a bit daunting. Naturally, because I do everything the complicated way, I elected to make two at the same time and give her a choice of which she liked best. That way, if I screwed up in my rustiness, at least one of them was bound to be okay. Instead, they both turned out cool. :-)

As ever, this mask is cut from one piece of 8oz leather, hand carved and sculpted with no mold or form. It's wet shaped and heat hardened, and painted with Liquitex acrylics. The snakes' eyes are 4mm malachite beads, sewn to black suede scraps by hand and cemented in place individually...it takes forever!

One of the Medusas will be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow (8-02-2010) [link] Act fast if you want her because I don't make this design but once in a great while!
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yo-CLU Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Genial.
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Sadirakitty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
you are so talented
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gesinda Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
really beautiful!!
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dylanasena Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I this mask amazing!!! Is there any way you can upload the template and a quick tutorial? I'd love to try make one!!!
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Pani-Jeziora Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its really amazing piece of work, do you mind if one day i use it in one of my pictures?
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dragona742 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shaping is great, and the blue-ish colour from the eyes eyes of the snakes are chosen well. Scales are formed nice too. Nice job!
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CelestialLight Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
This is amazing!
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The-Bails Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
gorgeous detail!! i love the color choice!
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KittieShade Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
hahahaa, I just watched Clash of the titans not too long ago!! Medusa has always been a favourite story lol. I love how you did the snakes! Flippin amazing ^0^
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OO I love how creative the design is.
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