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Ouroboros Mask, watersnake by merimask Ouroboros Mask, watersnake by merimask
The second of my Ouroboros masks (see here for a description of "Ouroboros" from the great flawed god Wiki: [link] ), I wanted a more monochromatic snake that featured lots of silvers and dark greys against the black background. I think this is some rare snake from India...? Anyway, it fit the bill and I think it's a very pretty snake.

Carved from one piece of 8oz leather, tooled, wet-formed by hand, heat-set, and painted with Liquitex acrylics.

You can order this mask from my Etsy website: [link]
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:iconmekhtu:
mekhtu Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
damn, new wish Oo
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Inmortalluzdelaluna Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Almost looks real!
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Insxnity Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
It's nice to see something like this out there for a change!
I'm tired of people thinking the Ouroboros originated in FMA, it grinds my nerves something awful, LOL.
But sdfkjldsf this one and the other one are so neat.
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merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! LOL yes, Ouroboros is a heck of a lot older than anime. ;-)
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Insxnity Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
It's so nice to see it actually presented as how it is supposed to be as opposed to the knockoff. (:
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ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wonderful!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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Oni-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
went to your Etsy website, love your work, a little out of my price range for a mask but if I ever get $400.00 i'm not doing anything with i'm getting one!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Only the Medusa is that much...these guys are $110 (putting one in there today actually).
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dragona742 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So nice! Like the way you did the colours and the shape of ouroboros itself on the mask. Well done!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-)
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh these new ones are awesome! are you considering perhaps painting each actual mask/background a different color as well?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm sure I would as a cutom order...I figured black was the best basic color for a background but really anything would work, especially if it had to match an outfit.
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littlelea Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
ZOMG I love ouroboros!! I have one tattooed on my back!! I've even pondered making a mask of one but have been having trouble thinking up a design.

You've done a fantastic job of it! Beautiful! DO WANT.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool! I love Ouroboros too. I bet it's a pretty awesome tat, especially if you designed it yourself. :-)
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littlelea Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
ooh no I didnt design it myself.. it is a complete and utter childhood nerd throwback... it is the Ouroboros "Auryn" from the old 80s film The Never Ending Story. So it has multiple meanings for me :) Mainly, to never forget the vivid and powerful imagination of childhood. :)
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Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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indimew Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Oh WOW ...WOW. I LOVE the fins on this guy. I know they are not of the species but it makes him look more magical and mystical. I love this design. I am a snake fanatic and you did an AMAZING job on the details, coloring, and expression. So awesome.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) I kind of elongated the face to make it look somewhere between a snake and a dragon, too. Adds to the fantasy.
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
The scales are very realistic on this one. The design and balance of the mask is wonderfully done!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks...I think of the two color versions I prefer this one, myself. :-)
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Me too. I love silver and black.
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Paddyeahh Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student Writer
It's so cool. Really! And elegant as well!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohhh I really do love this design! The contrast of detailed scales to smooth leather is so eyecatching and elegant!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) It wasn't a big seller for me but I still want to make more 'cause it was fun.
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, that really does surprise me! Hopefully you can tap the mythic snake market somehow. Maybe if there's a group around here dedicated to them. (after all, there is a mythic bird group!)
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Random-Star Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, just... just wow. These are fantastic. The inspiration behind them, the design. It's simple yet elegant, and feels almost mysterious. Absolutely gorgeous! (I love serpents, and the concept of the ouroboros. :D)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) Me too...it's an ageless symbol. Fascinating.
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Damn! I love the design of this mask, beautiful idea ^_^
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! This one looks really masculine to me, too. A good "guy" mask.
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The-Bails Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
absolutely beautiful!! your masks are always so gorgeous!!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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cyborgagent017 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
That is an awesome design! Wow!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Simple but (I hope) elegant.
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cyborgagent017 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Very elegant.
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