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Japanese Fox Mask...finish by merimask Japanese Fox Mask...finish by merimask
So, here is my finished Japanese Fox mask.

I went with lighter tones when I painted the fox, because my other red foxes are a bit too "red" I noticed. Real red foxes are much more of a Golden Retriever color.

Again, I used Liquitex acrylics to finish this mask. I layered the browns; first dark and then a lighter golden brown drybrushed atop that, to accentuate the carved fur texture.

I painted the white to be clean and crisp like Sumi-e ink paintings are, and did the black the same way. I intentionally did clean simple carving with no fur texture, to add to that effect. then, black line work similar to Japanese ink painting, and finally a black acrylic wash to add even more definition to the fur.

This mask was a ton of fun! I think eventually I will offer it regularly in my Etsy shop. [link]

This photo of the mask appears exclusively in the Leather Art Group gallery. :-)
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:iconfoxylu:
Hi, I took a look on [link] and I didn't find your mask. Can you please tell me from there can I buy it?
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kacyface Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I would love to know when you offer this in your Etsy shop... I've been looking for a good mask and I love the swirl detail
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:icongigarobo:
Amazing job... very well done! Do you take custom designs? (I've been looking for an Ameratsu style mask, but the ones I've seen until now suck lol)
Oh- and Ameratsu is from the awesome game Okami if you'd like a bit of reference ;)
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halfbreed-fox-dragon Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's beautiful... your leatherwork is amazing!
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:icondragonqueen33:
I wanna make a fox mask. Can you give me instructions to make it and a list of supplice
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merimask Aug 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm...no. :-)

I am a professional artist and this is what I do for a living. You need to read this entry so you know what not to say to professional, career artists in the future. [link]
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:icondragonqueen33:
Oh sorry I didn't mean to offend you in any way. I've just been looking for instructions on how to make a Fox mask
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merimask Aug 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not a problem...it's just that it's an original design so there's not exactly a kit you can buy. It's all my own artwork. However, if you look on my front page under the blue cat, I have videos and links there for you to create your OWN design, using my techniques.
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:icondragonqueen33:
I already Have a design for my mask I just need to know how to make a Fox mask
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