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]