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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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FoxyLu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
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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Slayer0F2012 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Awesome dude!
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kacyface Featured By Owner 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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Gigarobo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's beautiful... your leatherwork is amazing!
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DragonQueen33 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I wanna make a fox mask. Can you give me instructions to make it and a list of supplice
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merimask Featured By Owner 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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DragonQueen33 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
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 Featured By Owner 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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DragonQueen33 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I already Have a design for my mask I just need to know how to make a Fox mask
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