I had a heck of a time photographing this mask. I tried yesterday but it just would NOT stop snowing, and the big fat flakes really show up well on such a dark mask. Poo.
This is the dark version of my new timber wolf design. In the wild, a dark-phase timber wolf might be called "black", but they're far from a simple black. They have reddish-brown areas and gray ticking on their cheeks and brows...really they're quite varied and lovely.
This mask (like all my masks) is carved from one piece of 8oz leather. I carve all the fur details by hand, wet-form the mask without a mold, set it with heat, and paint it with Liquitex acrylics. The fur details are accented by drybushing layers of paint over the carved surface.
This mask is available right now in my Etsy shop..."Dark Timber Wolf #1" [link]