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Purple-Hematite Leather Dragon by merimask Purple-Hematite Leather Dragon by merimask
A full-faced dragon mask for a change this time...it was a special commission.

This is my "Asian Flame" dragon design in custom colors. I used the simulated hematite painting technique on the horns, and darkened it a bit more for the scales.

Purple and black has been a very popular color combination, but I think using dark hematite instead of black makes it much more interesting.

This mask was purchased from my Etsy shop: [link]
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:iconroogna:
Roogna Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
woo! it's my mask! I still love it and it was perfect at our wedding :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! If you have pics that you'd be willing to share, send them to me! I'd love to see how you guys looked in your wedding masks.
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Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the look of hematite. It goes really well with that purple too.
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-)
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Kuroikii Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Student General Artist
I love the flames! And I love the horns! And the color combination! Pretty much everything about it. Amazing work!
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :-)
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Geishapanda Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love these colors together!! I really like how the horns curve :D
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes, I got a lot of positive feedback about the horns. It's hard to get them both the same but I came pretty close this time.
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cairyn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! The colours really compliment each other.
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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PocketSheep Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Ohh..I love the flame details.
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I was inspired by the artwork I saw at Narita and Asakusa temples in Japan last year.
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AshuriShirosenshi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh!

Something like that but with cobalt blue instead of lavender would be pretty, or maybe I'm just weird XD
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Blue like the dragon on my front page? That would be interesting with hematite...I might ty it.
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Dragons-Heart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Student General Artist
I love the look of the hematite on your last few masks. It goes great with the purple :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-) I think so too.
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so beautiful! Have you ever gotten a request for a spider? Just curious :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I did a "spider in a web" mask years ago, but now other maskmakes are doing the same thing so, I just moved on.

A full-faced spider would be interesting but it'd have to be a comission, I think.
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that is awesome! thanks!
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the purple and blackish-silver color combination
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah, I think that hematite treatment is much better than plain black...more interesting.
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hematite?
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
A silvery black stone.
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah, ok. It wouldn't happen to be volcanic would it?
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
...not sure! It might be. It's rather glassy...
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. probably then
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