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New Anubis 2010 by merimask New Anubis 2010 by merimask
I just finished a couple new Anubis masks, and I thought I'd update my picture of that design. It's one of my most popular masks.

I wish I had something properly "Egyptian" looking to photograph the mask against...sandstone blocks or something like that. Guess I'll have to settle for my old concrete steps.

As with all my masks, this is made of hand carved, hand shaped leather. Wet-formed with no molds and heat-set, then painted with Liquitex acrylics. A lot of people ask about the sealer I use: it's Tandy's spray on Super Sheen...leaves a nice satin shine.

This mask is available in my Etsy shop: [link]
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:iconanimewolfspirit:
AnimeWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student General Artist
wow! this is sooo gorgeous! i want to learn how to make masks like this!! :love:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
On my front page, under the blue cat, links to tutorials. :-)
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:iconanimewolfspirit:
AnimeWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student General Artist
yay! thank you!
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:iconhalo-hocico:
Halo-Hocico Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am definately thinking about buying this.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
He could be yours...! ;-)
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:iconcrudelia:
crudelia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Beautiful work, my compliments
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! ^_^
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Delumier Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I'm astounded by the detail on this, especially on the shaping - I'd end up scrapping it before even getting halfway done lol xD

Great job <3
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've had lots of practice. ;-) Thank you!
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:icondelumier:
Delumier Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Haha, I can imagine xD No problem ^^
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:iconmetalmagpie:
MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful mask. I can see why it's one of your most popular. :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-)
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:iconchiyuko:
chiyuko Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Amazing :wow:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-)
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:icongoxve:
goXve Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! :wow: :love:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! ^_^
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:iconprisuicun:
PriSuicun Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
very good *_*
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
I'm going to send a link to this to one of the pagan podcasters I listen to. Brook loves Anubis and this should delight her! :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) I hope she likes it.
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:iconniniriaz:
NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Me too! :)
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:iconpuppyakamaru:
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY F*CKIN SH*T MUST HAVE 8F
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL thank you! ^_^
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silverchaucer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Beautiful.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconagorphia:
Agorphia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!

Get papyrus or make some yourself by staining it with coffee or something and wrinkling it.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not a bad idea. I was thinking of getting some neutral sack cloth or burlap too...as a textured but not busy generic base for my black masks.
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist
Lovely as always :heart:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconmishikaiya:
Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks fantastic!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-)
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:iconjc2thew:
Jc2theW Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This would be a mask I would love to own!! Where do I sign? lol
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) If you really do want one, it's still in my Etsy shop... ;-)
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:iconjc2thew:
Jc2theW Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I just might. Thanks! A buddy's bday is coming up, so I can get him one and then buy one for myself. ;)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The precision of this makes it look almost like it's carved from stone or metal!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes, I think it's important to get the Egyptian masks very symmetrical...Egyptian art is very precise.
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:iconrealdiabolik:
RealDiabolik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing peace of work!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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:iconctunmasked:
CTunmasked Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love the shape- you really outdid yourself with this one! It's phenomenal!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) It's important to get it very precise...I like this design but it's a bit stressful to shape it the same way, every time, without a mold.
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:iconpsychotic-wanderer:
psychotic-wanderer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
omg ur mask looks awsome i love egyptian things! =)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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:iconpsychotic-wanderer:
psychotic-wanderer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome=)
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BOOGIETRIPP Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
If only. I want to get one of these beautiful masks from you one of these days
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) It's one of my perennial designs so it will always be available.
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miserybahamut Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Wow, this is really amazing. The amount of talent and patience that it took to make this is probably inconceivable. The mask is really beautiful and looks VERY high quality. Man, I'd love to see this in real life.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) I'm glad you like it.
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:iconmiserybahamut:
miserybahamut Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
You are quite welcome!
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:iconveronikernes:
Veronikernes Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
*drools*

That's wicked.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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