Here's a new design, commissioned from my Etsy shop [link]
... a red wolf mask.
A red wolf is a smallish desert cousin to the northern Timber wolf, almost coyote-like. I based my mask shape on the coyote but did the carving pattern for the markings based on my timber wolf design. The person who commissioned the mask wanted "fur" on the side of the face, like one of my stylized wolf masks, so I did that too.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Here's the funny thing; it is a mish-mash of three different existing masks I already make, so I just came up with this by laying different designs atop each other. I don't actually have a pattern for this mask...it's totally one-of-a-kind. Which sucks, because now that I've made it, I want to make more! I guess I'll just have to come up with a pattern/template for this guy.
As ever, this is carved from one piece of 8oz weg-tanned tooling leather. Carved with a ceramic 1/4 angle swivel blade, wet-shaped by hand with no molds or forms, and heat set. I painted it with a combination of Liquitex acrylics and Tandy's acrylic antique stain (black).