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.
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
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.