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Kuroinu...Japanese Wolf Mask by merimask Kuroinu...Japanese Wolf Mask by merimask
Okay...this is a recycled design in that it's basically carved exactly like my "Shiranui" mask, only I did it in black instead of white.

But I like the black! The red really pops against it.

Like all my leather art, this mask is available in my online Etsy store:
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PS..."Kuroinu" means "dark dog".
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:iconakatsukipikka:
akatsukipikka Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student
I love it ! it is made of leather ?!? o.O
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:iconneiot:
Neiot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to make a mask like this. It would fit perfectly to my fursona.
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Neara-works Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I agree i like the black better :D
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tttmmmsss Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Oooooh wow, this is a beautiful mask! I just found your page, so I'll be looking at your other things now!
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:iconblrose:
blrose Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
This is so beautiful!
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:iconwolfmeg:
wolfmeg Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful :icondragonwant:
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:iconsuperty100:
superty100 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awsome mask
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:iconemrt:
EmrT Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
stunning!
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:iconchris-1233:
Chris-1233 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this looks realy amazing!! how much does one cost??
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:icondirtscraps:
DirtScraps Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is gorgeous! I love the color choice! The mask is beautifully shaped!
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:iconjustien16:
justien16 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
pretty
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:iconigahanzo:
IgaHanzo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
It's awsome
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:iconkayladasquirrel:
KaylaDaSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
I want a mask like that, omg. I'd wear it all the time; be the wierd masked kid, LOL.
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:iconmyntkat:
MyntKat Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This deviation has been included in Leatherwork Week's Animals Feature. :)
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thetravelingbard Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omygosh dude! this mask rocks! How is this made? I've never made a mask before in my life so I really have no idea. You said you carved this? from what? and its leather! wow, so what is the process of making something like this, if you don't mind my asking that is. sorry for all my questions, I'll totally understand if you're too busy to answer them, but I'm really curious and I adore masks.
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:iconthe-darkwolf:
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
:clap: Beautiful!!!! :wow:
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:iconzesshomaru00:
zesshomaru00 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Heyy! that mask is just great! i'm wondering which materias did you use for the model??
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:icondoomsakari:
doomsakari Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
This is beautiful!!! O.O I totally want one! XD
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:icondoomsakari:
doomsakari Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
You're very welcome. :D
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Kaiten-X Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
So cool, I love the colors and the design. Just a not, though, Kuroinu means Black Dog, not Dark Dog.
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:iconroxxxy27:
Roxxxy27 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh i want itt<333333333333333
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:icondragonwing1312:
dragonwing1312 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
This is beautiful, I just love it! I wish I could have one, it looks so cool.
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:iconwhitefang95:
Whitefang95 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How exactly do you mold leather?
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Has anyone seen a talking burrito running around here? It stole my wallet.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Under my blue cat mask on my front page are links to videos & tutorials which answer all questions. :-)
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:iconwhitefang95:
Whitefang95 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Amane96 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool! so you make these yourself? I love shiranui! I play the game, okami, all the time!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

I played the heck out of it...3 times in a row. I only wish it was a longer game. :-/
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:iconamane96:
Amane96 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol me too! I hear they're making a sequel to the game for DS! If you don't mind me asking, how much does it normally cost to make a mask? Material wise?
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merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
The leather is about $7 per square foot, but you have to buy it in $90 sides. The tools, altogether, were over $300, but I collected them over time. Liquitex paints are about $8 per color.

My studio is valued at over $2000 in tools, table, supplies & other materials, altogether.
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Amane96 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, that's a lot! But I guess it's worth it if your'e into it and like it. Of course, any hobby is expensive if you're looking to go pro! Thanks for the info!
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UtopianPictures Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
What a cool concept!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-) Glad you like it.
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:iconzaph-chan:
Zaph-chan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Really Great conglats!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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NeroKarasu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! That is amazing! That is worth paying for. Thinking of making anymore?...I may be interested.:aww: Excellent job.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it. :-)

I have none right now, but if you follow the link in my sig, you can always order one from my Etsy shop.
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NeroKarasu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I shall...but first...I needs to earns money.
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Vampirelupin10 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
I Want One!!:icondragonwant:
plus, I just got an Idea for my story too, so Thanx:D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool! Glad you like it. :-)
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:iconvampirelupin10:
Vampirelupin10 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thanks:) and you gave me an idea too.
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skipaway Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Still adore this one. It's so strong and epic :D

The gold accents are what do it, methinks - it would be kind of interesting to see what would happen if they were on the white version as well. It wouldn't stand out as much probably, but it still might be awful purty.

ANYWAYS, tis gorgeous ^^
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks hon. :-)

Yeah, the gold would get lost on the white. I kept the sumi-e colors on the white version, but this black one just needed something shiny on it to make it pop.
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:iconkarelwolf:
karelwolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
oh wow, I want one so badly...
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it. :-)
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karelwolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
well I can't help but like it, its a wolf head, its an Okami reference, it makes me want to howl at the moon and its perfect for hiding my face while stalking fol- I mean, just handy in general ^^; XDD

But you've got some pretty sweet schtuffe on your piece of DA :D *wags tail*
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL...thanks! :-)
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:iconkarelwolf:
karelwolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
I'm so impressed Imma gonna stal- I mean... watch you XD and give you a Llama :D *wags tail* enjoy :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I llama you back! Happy stal...er, watching. ;-)
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:iconkarelwolf:
karelwolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
:D *howls at the moon and steals your beer* XD
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