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Great Pewter Dragon Mask 2 by merimask Great Pewter Dragon Mask 2 by merimask
Here is my latest Great Pewter Dragon mask, just finished for an Etsy customer. This mask used to intimidate me but I've done it often enough that I've made my peace with its complexity. I actually really enjoy making it, now. :-)

It's made all of 8oz vegetable tanned tooling leather. Hand shaped, hand carved, and wet-molded by hand without the use of forms or armatures. Painted black and silver with Liquitex acrylics.

This mask is available as a special order, only at my Etsy shop: [link]
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:iconillwind:
illwind Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great details! *_* not just the lines and the scales, but the end curls also. Amazing...
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BaneEden Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Just love the details and colors:heart:
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:iconautumnlit:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
These are so creative. I really admire your work!
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:iconashbet:
ashbet Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Staggeringly gorgeous :D
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LostSparrowTears Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Your masks are so beautiful! So far this one is my favorite!
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Silverilix Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing.
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PattyJean Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That must have taken forever to make. Awesome work!!!
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Calamity9 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
i love this! the detail is amazing!
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
WOW. *gazes in awe*
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928 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I quite like this dragon mask, I felt it relates to me when I first saw it.
Astounding work by the way.
Maybe some time I might by one cause they look so good.
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myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow i really wish i could afford to buy one your awesome masks
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very subtle!
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Dragons-Heart Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Once again very wonderful. I think this coloration has become my favorite now.
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:iconmrrewey:
MrRewey Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student General Artist
beatiful ^^
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Kunoichi-Dawn Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!!!!
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sarlume Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
*sighs dreamily*. This Mask is what first brought my attention to your shop!

...I have always, and will always want one of these. If I can ever get my hands on enough funds to spare, you will hear from me for sure! :love:
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windraid Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
wew that's sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool!
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Elglin Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Long but beautiful work...
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Agorphia Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the detail and various textures. Absolutely beautiful.
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Miss-Gato Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this mask is a masterpiece. Well done
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like the contrast between the black and the pewter. :) It works really well.
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MyntKat Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the details around the lower eyelid, never saw that part before! :love:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yeah, I think the good thing about the black & white is that the contrast is sharper and it brings out the details. That's why I'm really fond of this particular mask.
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MyntKat Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I always liked black and white for the harsh but complimenting way they work with each other. And they work particularly well for this dragon mask, it seems. :D
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Salitice Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student General Artist
wow this is gorgeous~ I want it ! XD
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Salitice Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student General Artist
np lol I've never been good at 3D work XD
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Oh! I love this one. So many rich, dark cool shades. :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! ^_^
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hooooly crap. LOOOVE it!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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ShadowofRavens Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist
I love his great bushy eyebrows! Beautiful as always!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
The eyebrows are the most fun to make. :-) Thank you!
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KittieShade Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Wow. This mask almost seems evil in a way. with the grey on black makes it looks almost magical! Well done!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) yeah, all that black makes him a very serious guy.
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LordRavenOrion Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do love the gold and silver with this design. Beautiful!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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ihni Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod!! Sorry, but that was my very first reaction. I LOVE it (but I've always been a sucker for black and silver ... as well as some other combinations, sure, but this is just gorgeous!)! He looks old and wise.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) Sometimes simple black and white is best...especially with all those details.
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Treyos Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, since you've gotten so good at these, maybe you need to come up with something even more complex. Gotta keep your skills up, right? :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL perhaps! I really really want to challenge myself with a Fu dog design...hoping to find the time to make one of those soon.
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MeekBookworm Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student General Artist
It's beautiful work like yours that make me sad I am broke.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) Someday, you won't be broke... ;-)
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MeekBookworm Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw thanks! And you are very welcome.
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