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Fighting Bettas 2 by merimask Fighting Bettas 2 by merimask
The second version of my "Fighting Bettas" mask. I thought I'd try it in more feminine colors. Also, I used to have a violet & white male betta & he was just so stunning. I'm immortalizing pets here, you see...

Like all my work, this is created from one piece of leather, hand carved and shaped with no molds or forms. Painted with Liquitex acrylics.

My masks (including this one) are available for purchase at my online Etsy site: [link]
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:iconmurrylou16:
MurryLou16 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These masks are so beautiful. I want to get my friend one for her birthday. She has 8 bettas.
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crystaleastman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
clever
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XxXXzZ Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love how the eye-holes blend into the design; I almost didn't realize it was a mask at first. Beautiful!
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:iconfusedelegance:
FusedElegance Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Do you still make masks like this one? Ive checked your shop and havent seen any for awhile now.
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:iconchargal4:
Chargal4 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Wow, very intense. The fins and faces are very realistic.
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:icondarkrane17:
darkrane17 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist
Absolutely beautiful work. :heart:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much. :-)
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:iconimagineator:
Imagineator Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
that is a very nice mask^^

what are your masks made out of?
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:iconvamp2kool:
vamp2kool Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
for real how do people like you come up with this stuff?it never ceases to amaze me.i mean the creativity of your mind and the talent of your hands.really awesome awesome work.
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:iconanimeloving-okami:
animeloving-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
wow thats really creative i'm impressed o.o
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconkitten007ccts:
kitten007ccts Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous!
by far one of my favourites in your gallery :D

i will definitely have to check out your store when i get some money to spare ^u^.
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La-Loca Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
So beautiful, i love the colours and i the choice of animal for the design. Its kind of hypnotic, just like when watching the bettas swim (i have a horrible habit of staring at them while they swim, and i become entranced while watching. Good fun!!).
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

That was what I was trying to capture; the beautiful swirling colors & motion & energy of these fish (loves bettas too).
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Libberachi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009   Digital Artist
That's just awesome! I'm going to be getting a betta myself here soon - in fact, I've spent a good portion of the day poking around old fish tanks and supplies we have already to see what I might be able to use. ;)

I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for that color variation when I go to pick one out! Very beautiful.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bettas like still water so try to find a small & quiet filter system...it's friendlier to their delicate fins too! They don't need a really big tank either...they are actually very easy to keep. ^_^

Glad you like the mask!
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:iconlibberachi:
Libberachi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009   Digital Artist
Yee, yeah, been reading up on betta care, I was gonna get Oscars, but decided that was too much to start with after not having fish in such a long time. We used to have a 110 gallon tank that we'd kept pacu and silver and black arowanas in, two of the pacu got so big we had to give them to the zoo...I think they're still there. They're like five feet tall now. O.o We also had alligator gar and a Green Terror ciclid that killed one of the arowanas...even though the arowana could've eaten the damn thing whole. -_-;; Arowanas are aggressive eaters but they are NOT aggressive tank mates.

Blah, blah, blah, rambling on a bunch of random nonsense...I'll shaddup now. ;)
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors! Purple is awesome. :3
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I think so too. It'd seem an improbable color for a fish & yet, I actually owned one that was this color exactly.
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:iconperse-phone:
Perse-phone Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
thats great
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconperse-phone:
Perse-phone Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
ur welcome
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:iconelclay2009:
ELCLAY2009 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
nice piscean symbology, amesthest-coloring. ( it's my birthday ! )
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, & Happy birthday, Pisces! :-)
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:iconelclay2009:
ELCLAY2009 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Hey Moon Goddess, just wanted to thank you on your birthday greetings. I was surprized when my chinese girlfriends found out they went out with me. We took in a 3d movie and had chinese for dinner ! Fantastic time . I won't keep you ( well, take up your time !).But know I'll be around, Ricky.
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:iconelclay2009:
ELCLAY2009 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
nice piscean symbology, amesthest-coloring.
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Ooh, I think I like this one better...the dramatic colors were good on the other one but the pale colors make it seem more graceful.

Also, I really like purple. ^_^;
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hee! Thank you. :-)

I like this one 'cause my favorite betta looked just like this (only he was even more beautiful). Mixing the violet color was tricky too, 'cause I didn't want it to end up looking too pink.
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:iconkumorigetsuei:
KumoriGetsuei Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Beautiful, Absolutely amazing. I love the color and it is so pretty.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. It's more feminine than the last one...I kind of like that.
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:iconkumorigetsuei:
KumoriGetsuei Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
I do too, very beautiful
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:iconnightsneverland:
nightsneverland Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
oooh, the colours are delicious!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I plan to experiment more with some different combinations...
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I'm going to have to create a whole faves gallery just for your work...
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL! Thanks, I'm honored! ;-)
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:iconjangojips:
Jangojips Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   General Artist
So beautiful! The color are so stunning, it took me a moment to register that that was a mask, and not a drawing/painting! :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...it did turn out really dramatic I think.
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:iconserkunet:
serkunet Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I love this mask, the colours are very pretty and the mask overall looks very elegant ^^
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Elegant is exactly what I was going for. :-)
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:iconradtastical:
radtastical Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I love the colors on this one :heart:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Purple = love.
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:iconradtastical:
radtastical Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Too true.
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Goldenwolf18 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwww so pretty and awesome!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! ^_^
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:icongoldenwolf18:
Goldenwolf18 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcomes!!
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:iconfantasyforever:
fantasyforever Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh woooow! Gorgeous!! :heart:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! More of these to come I'm sure (I still have to try blue/green).
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:iconfantasyforever:
fantasyforever Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ooooh, the blue/green would look great! Can't wait!! :bounce:
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TheGreatGonzo26 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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It's so pretty and cute!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Isn't it? :-) These fishies are kind of dainty & sweet. S'funny how just changing the colors changes the whole tone.
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