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Great Asian Dragon 2010 by merimask Great Asian Dragon 2010 by merimask
Well, this dragon gave me troubles, I can tell you that. The last time I made this design was years ago...perhaps four, and I just couldn't replicate it. I actually had a mask misfire (it slumped and crimped and went lopsided so badly during the shaping process that I had to throw it away), and it destroyed my courage for a while.

But I was only daunted for a little while. I re-visited the old design and changed some things, and this new version of the old mask is, I think, MUCH better. It flows better and has more balance, and I even jacked up the colors a bit more too. All in all, I think it was worth the extra effort. ^_^

This mask is made entirely of 8oz tooling leather...hand carved and hand shaped like all my masks. Painted with bright Liquitex acrylics. There's a large dark blue goldstone cabochon, backset in the forehead, for extra sparkle!

This mask was commissioned from my online Etsy shop: [link]
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Zimnio Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Im curious... When did you get into mask making? You seem so prefesional! Im just a 13 year old wanting to find an art i could really get into.
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, astounding work, my friend! 8D
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DaleksinWonderland Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow! Beautiful! Stunning! Molto bene! Like Asia and Venice at the same time!
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Crazyhedgy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Wow, so many different colors. Its amazing they all coperate. :iconcheerplz:
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Aerisonus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The details in the scales and the bold, glorious colors on this blow me away with awe!
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Chaos-esp Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
can someone weaar this? or its not a wearable mask?
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, totally wearable. It weighs less than 12 ounces.
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Chaos-esp Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
woah..i want one sooo badly!
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Bleed4Love Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I love it! It's just gorgeous. Such wonderful, bright colors. You did an excellent job on it! Sorry your first try didn't do well.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks just mythical!
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