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Custom Swan Mask by merimask Custom Swan Mask by merimask
So, I was commissioned to make a swan mask yesterday, and I liked the idea SO MUCH that I went ahead and stayed up all night to make it. I'd done a full swan mask (with the entire figure of the swan on the face...see my last entry) but this had to be a swan head...with a beak.

So, it's stylized with an understated beak, and embellished with ermine heraldic designs (since this is for a medieval masquerade), and I think it turned out pretty neat!

As ever, hand carved, hand shaped leather, painted with Liquitex acrylics.

Custom work like this can be requested from my online shop: [link]
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, I really like the way you made the beak here, it looks a bit like a fusion between a beak and a nose, it suits the mask really well.
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petrova Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist
Looks really nice!
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merimask Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool animal to put into a mask! I like the heraldic designs.
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merimask Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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draconis-regena Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
My first thought was what dutchess or duke was going to wear this? :D Would really look interesting with the inverted ermine which looks like a tribal marking. Heh.
Love it.
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merimask Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) True! I hope it's a hit at the event she'll be wearing it at.
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draconis-regena Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Spelling fail. Sorry.
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merimask Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-) I do it all the time too.
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Falkenkralle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's a neat idea. :-) I think the beak turned out very well, it must have been difficult. Love the silver pattern for a medieval look.
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