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Golden Bronze Fighting Fish Leather Mask by merimask Golden Bronze Fighting Fish Leather Mask by merimask
This is, I think, one of my most beautiful masks and a design I'm quite proud of. Full of motion, color and energy. Inspired by my beautiful crown tail betta (who has since joined the Choir Invisible...he's an ex-betta), this is an original piece of wearable art depicting two fighting fish swirling in battle.

This mask is intricately carved and tooled, and then hand-shaped from one piece of 8oz leather. It is painted with colorfast Liquitex acrylics in metallic bronze, copper, and various shades of gold, with the carving accented by a rich brown antiquing stain.

Available (until it is gone!) only at my online shop...just follow this link: [link]
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:iconramiartist:
ramiartist Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
this mask is amazing!!
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
THis is beyond just gorgeous ^^ its totally stunning.
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petrova Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist
I love this one! It reminds me of my star sign (Pisces).
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BazarDeLaNature Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what a beauty :)
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Beautiful gold tones. Love the movement.
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bonefish Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorites among your designs. It looks splendid in so many different colors!
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Kaos-Ninja9 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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rainismysunshine Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful :)
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0nceM0r3 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
I want it so much, it's a shame that it's $180 lol :iconcryforeverplz:
especially as it's leather, and leather masks are so much better than plastic ones
You earn't a :+fav: and a watch! ^^
<3
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PlaidTidings Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This would also make a gorgeous Pisces mask, with the two fish swimming in opposition like that. Beautifully done!
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0nceM0r3 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
That's exactly what I thought when I first saw it just now lol
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Ceasarex-the-mage Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Kind of reminds me of Avater: The Last Airbender where they are at the north pole and there are the two spirits in constant circling, representing Yin and Yang.
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LaBohemeVert Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
So intricate. Love it!
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Tori-34 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. The details are so pretty :heart:
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LILY-m Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!
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TheOnlyCountFilth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every single one of your masks is awesome, but this one is my personal favorite. Amazing work!
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tech60 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
coooooool
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LittleTokori Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous!
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woodgolem72 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
amazing
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demonraven Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good attention to detail and balance. Here in a few months my Prom is comeing up, it's masquerade themed and i was wondering if i could get you to make me a mask if i sent you some designs. I'm willing to pay of course.
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PinkyShini Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
amazing...
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Treyos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gold's not generally my colour, but you managed to paraphrase Monty Python in the description, so it gets two thumbs up. ;)
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   General Artist
If I could get away with it,I would definitely wear this
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ELBlove7 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is a bad ass mask! :D
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AuriV1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty. All of your mask work is brilliant.
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Random-Star Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always enjoyed your fish masks. You have a fantastic grasp of aquatic things, with all the flow. :) The colours make it feel very regal, too.
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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jbrenthill Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is incredible! The design is genius!
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Tsubasa-wing-child Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This reminds me of my albino beta at home. He looks very similar to the fish on the mask. Very nice!
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Azbestowakupa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice, this is my favourite mask! You have often really good ideas! :iconbrohugplz:
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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Azbestowakupa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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