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Mistletoe Dragon by merimask Mistletoe Dragon by merimask
Here is another dragon wall plaque...a Mistletoe Dragon.

The client wanted this dragon to be in both mistletoe leaves and autumn oak leaves, since oak and mistletoe often grow in the same places. The little mistletoe berries are actually real pearls...everything else is made of leather.

There are HUNDREDS of separate pieces in this sculpture. I do sell them, but they are pricey as these take many hours (even over several days) to build. This one is about 20 inches in diameter.

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hevic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
that is just fantastic
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ghost-eye Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Very neat!
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :-)
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:iconmask-making-artisans:
WOW, great job!!!

~Sphinx,
Comm. Mod.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I had fun building it.
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:iconmask-making-artisans:
I bet!! It looks like ALOT of work.:)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The dragon face, and his little curly tail are wonderful!
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...I think the dragons are cute too. They look like little pets...
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DancingDragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Love the "frame" of autumn leaves, it enhances the green of the dragon and mistletoe! Excellent color choice.
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)

Yeah I thought the ring of golden oak leaves would be pretty around the darker mistletoe...
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Oh man, this one is gorgeous too. I love the dragon but I especially love those oak leaves, all curled at the edges and tinged in gold...they look really.

You're making me want to try to do some kind of wall sculpture, lol. (just not in leather ^_^;; ).
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! This one is really dramatic I think...

Try it! Leather is so much fun to work with, & not messy like most sculpting media.
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009   Artisan Crafter
It does look like a lot of fun! I just have so many mediums already that I've spread myself too thin. ^_^;; Need to use up all the stuff I've got first, lol.
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BlueSkyArts Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful!
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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krishna76 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
the detail you are able to achieve. in leather work is superb
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes, it's a wonderful sculpting media & with a steady hand & sharp tools you can carve almost anything in it.
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Wine-and-Cheese Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
did you know that mistletoe actually hurts trees like a parasite?
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
True! An apparently oak is one of its favorite "host" plants.
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Wine-and-Cheese Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Man I love making out under parasites.
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! I love the mix of the autumn leaves with the mistletoe. Very cool use of real pearls!
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merimask Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) The girl who commissioned it was really happy, too. Which is always my goal.
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