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Great Pewter Dragon Mask by merimask Great Pewter Dragon Mask by merimask
I just finished a new and spectacular version of my Frost Dragon design. Since I did it in black and silver, I can't really call it a "frost" dragon so it's named a "Great Pewter Dragon", and I'm very happy with it!

Carved, as ever, from 8oz leather, hand-shaped and painted with colorfast Liquitex acrylics. Sealed for durability, it will come with black organza ribbons for wearing.

This one is special; numbered ONE of this new "Great Dragon" series I'm working on. Available right now for a limited time at my Etsy shop: [link]
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:iconkillbuck:
Killbuck Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
A visual swoon.  Marvelous
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work!
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shadowtom2792 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
how much do you charge to do commisions?
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KevinCease Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
dude this is amazing. where did you learn how to do this?
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sachikolin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
mad skills. great job. ill have to lurk in your gallery a bit...
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Luberty Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Потрясающе...
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embuscadopoder Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
fantastic!
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Silvereyedlynx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Wow, I love dragons and this is just amazing! Excellent work with all details :)
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ginger-roots Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I may be late to get on the bus here, but your work is quite impressive. The texture is so tantalizing. And texture that can be conveyed even after photographed is something to truly be considered. Great work.
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DeathDealerNadine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most amazing mask I've ever seen! Wow!
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:iconthorni:
Thorni Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome O.o"
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:iconzoe-the-rune-wolf:
Zoe-the-Rune-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very,very, VERY impressive! The detail and love put into this is just phenomenal! Im glad i found your Etsy, as this would make an amazing addition to my Renassiance Faire costume...if i had the monies D:

But yeah...Amazing work!
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futuregrrl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   General Artist
Amazing! :-)
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Lady-Cass Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Thank you for posting all of your work here to share and your good response rate to remarks. I am just getting into leather mask making and your work is an inspiration. This is one of my favorites that you have posted. I just created and posted my first mask here. You set a gold standard indeed!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well thank you...I'm glad you like it. :-)

Check the links under my blue cat mask on my front page...I have some tutorials there that might be helpful to you, getting started.
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Lady-Cass Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Yes. I work on a help desk for insurance agents and since I was scheduled to work this Saturday I have spent all day sitting here, making templates for a couple masks I am going to work on during the next couple days off, and cruising this site. I just read through your tutorials and I found them fascinating. Quite a bit different than some of the other resources I found and some of the techniques I was playing with. It shows you have a high degree of confidence in your work that you are so free about sharing information. I do agree with you that since your craft is based on your own artistic ability to design and create that sharing technique is appropriate. Reading through some of the trials various artists have had with copyright infringement is also interesting. Thanks for sharing! ( By the way your dog is really beautiful).
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J-Knez Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Really nice work.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Dragnwingz Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
gorgeous!! :dance:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! :-)
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Dragnwingz Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
No prob... :D
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Adreanna Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is just amazing!
I'm just starting to get interested in leatherwork and I thought I'd check dA for inspiration and ideas of things I could try. I think your stuff just comes under the heading of inspiration though, at least for the time being :P It'll be a long while before I try something like that!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! :-)

Look on my front page...under the blue cat mask you'll find all sorts of helpful links to tutorials. :-)
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:iconadreanna:
Adreanna Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Awesome, thanks. I'll definitely be checking those out!
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:iconerichan8dd:
Erichan8DD Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsome! *-*
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-)
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:iconerichan8dd:
Erichan8DD Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome again XD
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SeverinR Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
amazing work.

There is no stitching, is it all just glued?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes, I use a jeweler's flexible epoxy to glue the different parts. It's great stuff...the leather will tear before the bond separates.
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SeverinR Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
I did some simple things with leather, quiver, bags,
I used contact cement, and then laced them. They were for a Renn group, stitching was part of the design. I believe the bond was enough, even though I never tried it.
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Agorphia Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing detail! Very lovely and astounding.
I've probably used every single positive adjective I could think of commenting on your masks ever since I've started watching you, haha.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL! Well thank you. Just think; you are becoming a walking talking thesaurus for superlatives. ;-)
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Agorphia Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, I try.
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GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi :wave: This beautiful work is featured in my journal this week :love: [link]
xxx Lauren
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the feature...I appreciate it. :-)
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GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you're most welcome :tighthug:
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:iconasheskyler:
AsheSkyler Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Normally I don't click on masks, but this one is dang impressive.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, thanks very much! :-)
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:iconangelusnoir:
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   General Artist
Your detailing work is just so divine!!:love:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this the actual size of the mask?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nooo. Flattened it's over 18 inches across. Flattened.
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
o,o. Damn...
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Gorgeous! :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Dirgenesis Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, that's so beautiful :o The silver highlights really bring it to life! I cant even begin to imagine how patient you must have been to make that.. I mean, I can see how you might be able to make this from clay or something, but leather? Wow... It really is mind blowing. You're a truly talented person! ^^
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-) Years of practice & experimenting with the medium.
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dragona742 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's wonderful! I like the way you did the colours, And the details are like always, Great with a capital G! :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I am really happy with this guy. :-)
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Mangabaka Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless! :0
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