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Custom Black Kitsune Mask by merimask Custom Black Kitsune Mask by merimask
Just finished this custom black and gold kitsune for a customer. I love this design; so simple but so essentially Japanese, and yet my own art. It's basically my own version of a kyogen theater kitsune mask.

As ever, hand carved, hand shaped 8oz vegetable tanned tooling leather, painted with Liquitex acrylics.

Custom orders like this are available only at my online shop: [link]
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Rowdyruffgril Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing!
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Kakurosu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
very pretty!
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SASSYgruss Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
I love all of your kitsune masks! I was wondering if I could attempt a series of kitsune drawings based off of the masks you have done? Please let me know.
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DESTROYER48 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
that is amazing!!! :wow:
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Work-Of-Dragons Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, powerful looking and a great blend of colors.
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luchetti Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
ooo, looks a little like mine, very cool indeed!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very elegant color scheme!
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KittieShade Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
You know what... I don't have anything to say to you, but YOUR WORK IS AMAZING! Keep it up!
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AzraelOfArmageddon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
i like how simple yet elegant it is
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Red-black-gold is only slightly less of a fantastic colour-combo than red-black-white, and I really love the way you're working the colours in this one. :) Coupled with the clean and elegant pattern, it works wonderfully.
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I agree, gold and red on black is very striking. It ages better than a white mask does, too.
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ah, I've been wondering about that. I'm sure you do a very thorough job and use very nice paints/dyes, whathaveyou - but how do the colours age? Are they likely to fade if out in the sun?
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's why I use Liquitex acrylics; they are colorfast and resist fading (even black and red, which are usually unstable pigments). Leather dyes alone are notorious for either fading or darkening, but good acrylic paints stay true.
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blur-turtle Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful as ever
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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ShadowofRavens Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist
I do love the colors on this one! The swirls are such a nice touch and the overall design and shape of this one is so much more sleek and rounded. I love it! Great job as usual!
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-) I was happy with the quality of this picture, too. The design needed a fresh photograph 'cause the light was bad on the last one.
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Jenndragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Oh lovely :love: I love how the gold contrasts with the black, and the red brings it together :heart: Excellent work!
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Jenndragon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Welcome ^^
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I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the swirly bits! <3
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Tedious to carve, but they look cool. :-)
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I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'll say they do! ^_^ You're welcome! <3
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I love how vibrant the red is against the black, and how the gold sets off the swirls. Such a fantastic design!
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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