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New Black Okami Mask by merimask New Black Okami Mask by merimask
I just updated my Black Okami mask design; added some extra gold details to the red and used bright gold instead of bronze for accents. I think I like it better...it's really flashy! :OMG:

This is a mask inspired by the main character in the "Okami" video game...a Japanese wolf goddess. Her swirly fur is evocative of the sumi-e (ink painting) art style of ancient Japan.

As ever, it is hand carved from 8oz leather, shaped without a mold or form, & painted with a combination of Liquitex acrylics in jet black, bright red, and bright gold.

This mask is for sale (or can be requested) only at my online shop: [link]
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:iconkaylee2000:
kaylee2000 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
i want one, they are awesome!
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OutlawWulfy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
if you had this in white i'd so buy it XD
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Dinnin-Darkheart Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
did you get this idea from playing okamiden? :D
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LupaAkarii Featured By Owner May 1, 2011   Artisan Crafter
i wanna go make a mask now!! XD lol
it looks amazing!! great inspiration too
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redustrialblackangel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!!
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redustrialblackangel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:spoiler alert for okamiden: reminds me of dark chibiterasu
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donstock Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
that is very cool
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Valpigle Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
splendid.
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PhantomWildSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student
The gold really makes this mask work well. :heart: I love it!
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:iconmyntkat:
MyntKat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sounds great, I may have to try that brand out myself! :la:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Plenty! As long as you shake the pen REALLY well to mix the gold, it goes on with one swipe easily. The brand is Sakura "Pen-Touch" gold...I get mine at AC Moore's in the paint pen section.
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Senaru Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
same here! I was even more excited that i could then play AS the black wolf lol! with its nifty weapon too XD
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
This one is bold and a bit...menacing...but in a good way. "Don't even think of messing with me..." kinda way... :D
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KazeKageSama95 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome owo <3
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Okami! :love:

The bright gold details really helps this pop - everything stands out, and it's a wonderfully designed mask to begin with. I have a weakness for swirls. :D
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Darkenedflame000 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
you need some chibiterasu masks! :D black and white ones! hehe chibi is sooooo adorable! i love your masks, they are amazing...i wish i had the skills to make stuff like this :D
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I found that most metallic paints end up needing several coats for good coverage, is this one better? Is one layer enough to get a good color?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-) That gold paint is a real treat to use...it really does look just like real gold leaf, with none of the fuss.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-) Sort of!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) I used a really bright red for this one, for added contrast.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oddly, I was doing black versions of this mask even before Okamiden came out. I just like black wolves. :-) When I saw the black (evil) version at the end of the new game I thought it was SO cool. :-)
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

The tiger (I forget his name...he's the god that gives you lightning) is one of my favorites, too!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I found these great metallic paint pens; the gold looks almost exactly like real gold & I just had to use it. :-)
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
they do
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) I agree; gold & red (especially on black) really pops.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) And thanks for sharing!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! & yeah, I think the gold on red has a nice effect. :-)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous. I have to agree, the contrast of the gold really makes it flashy and stand out, it looks great!
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Chiisaki-Taiyou-Love Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AKURO~
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SarurunKamui Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it with the gold. In your previous black Amaterasu mask the red didn't seem to pop out as much as it does on white, but now the designs stand out a lot better now. Absolutely beautiful.
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Senaru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
oh wow this is awesome! Was it at all inspired by [link] this guy in okamiden? He's really neat, all black with bloody glow around white markings 8'D
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Oraien Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Not sure I've ever commented on the Okami series masks you've done, but I love all of them. I really do like the bright gold that you used here with the black and red. I think it pops and looks very classy like this.

It would be super cool to see more of the brush gods done as masks if it ever tickled your fancy!
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Falkenkralle Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the gold! Together with the red, it looks really elegant :-) (I would have thought the reddish bronze would work better, good thing you tried this too) ^^. I think this would also be in perfect contrast to your blue Okami :)
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KittieShade Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
A classic favourite I must say. lol. I love the extra gold detailing to the red. It makes it so much more elegant as well. I think you should add the gold more often with the red. It seems so god like! lol
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ihni Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Gorgeous, as always. I was showing your page to my cousin just now, and he's so impressed.
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
veery nice! i like the gold stripe
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KazeKageSama95 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT IS AMAZING D: <3
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