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FireFox Leather Mask by merimask FireFox Leather Mask by merimask
Here is my second version of the FireFox design, this time in red fox colors. I'm crazy about this one. ^_^

Since it's a fantasy fox, I used a little bright gold in there to accent the red fox fur.

For some reason, even though this is a highly stylized fox, to me it looks more truly "foxlike" than my smaller more realistic fox design. Perhaps because the extra fur & carving accentuates the tiny muzzle and sweet little domed forehead. Whenever I see one on my bike path, the red fox always amazes me with their dainty almost catlike appearance.

This mask is available right now on my Etsy site! [link]
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xLateNight Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
I just love the black outlines around the eyes :O !
And btw, the FireFox was based off the Red Panda, just in case you wanted to know :la:
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Lim-Kik Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. ^__^
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FatAndSassyBoutique Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so beautiful!! i adore foxes, and this is simply gorgeous
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)

I love foxes too...I live in an area where I see them all the time & I think they're the most charming, useful little creatures.
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FatAndSassyBoutique Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oooh, that must be so wonderful, I adore foxes and yet, I've only seen one in my life that wasn't in a zoo :C
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swandog Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The black edges really add extra zing to this one--wow! :D
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes I thought so too. I wanted to contain the "color" & really make it pop.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Looks positively awesome! Great design and I love the little cut-out flame/fur tufts. ;)
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes, the cut outs add mass & complexity without adding weight...works well with these larger masks.
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LeacD Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
it's beautiful!:)
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Love these fantasy foxes! I think you're right, it somehow looks a little more realistic...I love the "normal" sleek-faced fox you make, but the fluffy cheeks are super foxy. :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yes, I think so too...very "foxy" in a cute & almost realistic way.
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rockleesgirl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love it! great job!
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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crazymacdragon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah very beautiful, love the colors!
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I stuck with realistic colors except for the gold, & let the "fantasy" part be in the design & outline.
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kagen-no-tsuki Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Another beautiful mask. I love the choice of colours here.
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. ^_^
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GAVade Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009   Digital Artist
Now that's a colour scheme, everything works so well here, the white and black really adds another layer of depth to the mask....

Most excellent....
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

Except for the gold, I kept the colors almost realistic because I LOVE the natural color of red foxes.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks fantastic in fox colors. And I think you're right about it's "foxiness" I think it's in the nose...
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes! The bigger mask face makes the muzzle look smaller & more pointy (even though it's the exact same muzzle shape I use in my simple fox mask).
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SarurunKamui Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing design. I love the colors and flames. And the ears! The little curly tips are just too cute.
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I think these are charming, too. They just scream "cute!" at me...
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Ebeho Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
I really like the patch of white on the forehead. It's such beautiful work.
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-)

I had to do the white patch. It's totally fantasy but I just love the bright white against all that hot red & gold...
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Ebeho Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
I think it really brings the design together rather than just having the muzzle and ears white. Plus it does look amazing against the other colors, striking.
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