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Japanese Goldfish Mask 2010 by merimask Japanese Goldfish Mask 2010 by merimask
Just an updated version of my beloved Japanese Goldfish mask. The design was inspired by a wall mural in Narita Airport...if you've ever flown into Narita you'll know the one I'm talking about.

As ever, this is made from hand-carved, hand-shaped 8oz tooling leather and painted with Liquitex acrylics. Signed, dated original, available only at my online Etsy site: [link]
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Arien-Eska Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your goldfish masks are so elegantly simple and I just can't seem to look away, and I'm just waiting for an excuse to finally wear mine! ^^; Beautiful design. :heart:
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GeminiDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Just found your gallery, and I'm sure glad I did! I'm hoping to make a bird mask for this Halloween, and your are so exciting beautiful and inspiring! :D
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okinawan-koi Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
I am trying to remember the mural you are talking about in Narita! I have been living in Japan for the past 3 years and fly back state side at least once a year and can't remember what you are talking about!! :(
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Gorgous contrast between the old-gold and blue/black colour. Very elegant!
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
There's just something so beautiful and elegant about this blue and gold color combination! (or is that the blueish black I love so much?) Either way, simply gorgeous, m'dear!
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
The bubbles add such a touch of whimsy to it!
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ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
my I like your style of goldfish....and the BUBBLES!!! :)
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Copper3Wolf11 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
This is so unique!!
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's beautiful. However, the solid colored fish looks very a-typical for you. Usually you add shadings, other colors or highlights to the characters on your masks, so it seems a bit plain. But maybe that's exactly the effect you were going for. :P
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
True. I stayed very true to the Japanese ideal of "just enough" with this design. It's more about balance, flow & simplicity than detail. :-)
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