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Large Custom Red Dire Wolf by merimask Large Custom Red Dire Wolf by merimask
This is the mask that inspired the creation of my newest wolf design; the Dire Wolf. This custom mask is exceptionally large and is a combination of my up-sized Timber Wolf design and my popular Fantasy Wolf. It was commissioned in shades of pale red and light brown, similar to a Red Wolf.

Made from one piece of 8 oz leather, each hair is meticulously hand carved. The mask is free-formed without a mold. Then it is stiffened with heat and painted with colorfast Liquitex Acrylics.

Custom designs like this one can be requested only at my online Etsy shop: [link]
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Dobrea Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
technique is really fantastic, I'm mesmerized :)
Your masks are so... beautiful
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
So beautiful!
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VeronicaRosejones Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Its AMAZING!!! What are they made out of and are they for sale? Its so detailed, and i love the coloration its perfect:)
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PhantomWildSpirit Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student
This is as usual fantastic! May I ask, how did you first get into making masks?
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myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i just can't get over how talented you are
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ihni Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Oooh, pretty! How do you keep all the "hairs" so dark, when the rest of it is painted? Eh, however you do it, the result is wonderful.
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merimask Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wel, first I paint the palest colors (white and tan and light brown) on bare leather, so they are bright. Then, I do a wash of black antiquing stain. The stain goes into all the little carved "hairs" and stays there. I wipe away the stain from the surface and it leaves behind black "hairs". Then I drybrush more white over the same area (to add more contast) and then as a last step I paint in the black markings. :-)
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ihni Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Well, it makes a great effect. Well done, you, and thanks for being so generous with information :) I get so curious when I see something well done.
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KittieShade Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
This is amazing work!! I love the contrast with the dark brown and white. The detailing lining in black stands out a lot and it must of took a while lining all those small lines! I think that's a really good touch on the mask!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) Much of the fur detail is actually cut right into the leather with a little knife...it adds realism and texture when you see the mask IRL.
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