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Frost Dragon by merimask Frost Dragon by merimask
This is probably my most ambitious mask to date. Based on Asian dragon motifs, I made this my own creation by using a unique technique of leather sculpting that I have pioneered (because I'm self taught and I didn't know what the heck I was doing!).

The mask is carved out of several pieces of 8oz leather, three times the thickness of most Venetian-style leather masks. This allows me to carve the leather deeply, but requires me to shape the entire sculpture by hand with no use of molds or armatures.

I painted it with a variety of acrylic stains that are both waterproof and colorfast. I like to mix my own colors. I also do not use an airbrush...that's all done by hand.

This particular mask is appearing onstage in Japan, from October through mid-December of 2008. It is featured as part of the Muscle Musical "Magicarade" performance.

Many of these pieces are available for sale on my Etsy site; [link]
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Dragon-princess08 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful. :)
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CLPennelly Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Love it!
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BlackDog624 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Dragons are cool too for a fantasy animal.
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, Awesome! Such a beautiful mask. 8D <3
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dragonwing1312 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Incredible! You did this all by yourself? Talk about freakin' sweet!
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-)
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dragonwing1312 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
You are very welcome.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional
You do very nice work
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much...glad you like it. :-)
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silentbyacutthroat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
is awesome! it has some brilliant or metallic blue effect, i love it!
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