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Dire Wolf Leather Mask by merimask Dire Wolf Leather Mask by merimask
I think, of all the masks I make, I'm best known for my wolf masks. If that is so, then this is the final evolution of all the wolf masks I've ever made. My most elaborate, largest wolf to date; the Dire Wolf.

All wolves come in a variety of shades and colors. As in nature, no two Dire Wolf masks will ever be exactly the same. This one is in shades of brown, with large amounts of white and distinct black "points".

Made from one piece of 8 oz leather, each hair is meticulously hand carved. The mask is free-formed without a mold. Then it is stiffened with heat and painted with colorfast Liquitex Acrylics.

This fellow is signed, dated and numbered "Dire Wolf #1". In my Etsy shop right now ( May 9, 2011): [link]
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aww! I want one! that is soooo awesome!
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Agorphia May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with the comment above. Whether it's from over-exposure or the mask is just really really white, but the back of it does look very flat. I wish I could see it in person!
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merimask May 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's definitely better in person. The white is very white, and the color is right on (for the rest of the mask) so it's just that there's not enough contrast I guess? Or too much? It's so hard to photograph white.
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Animus-Panthera May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The stylized fur is really interesting. With the cut-out parts, it almost looks like lace.
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merimask May 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) Yes, it's hard to show in a photograph because everything gets flattened. IRL it has a neat dimensional quality.
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Animus-Panthera May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's always kind of a bummer- how things never look quite as nice on the internet as in real life.
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