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Red Wolf Mask by merimask Red Wolf Mask by merimask
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).
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Wolvencheif Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, Why dose it feel like I'm looking at myself. @_@
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J05hu46 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I'm in an electro I guess band you would say called Radioactive Wolves how much if you would be willing to sell me two mask like this? Let me know if you can thanks (:
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
So very beautiful!
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
How much would it cost for you to make a wolf Link mask from Legend of Zelda? [link]
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evrstray Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Hey, it's my mask! ^ ^

Since receiving it, I have worn the mask out to few events. I've received many compliments and have been spreading the word about the fabulous artist who fashioned it.

Both on my wall and out and about, the mask looks great. Upon running across your post, I felt I should express my thanks once again.
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kiba-tekno Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Love your work. I saw your site on were we could buy the masks but I didnt see this one on thair.
how much would this one cost?
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! You can request it as a custom mask...same price as my timber wolf ($120 as of 2011). Just contact me at my Etsy shop...link in sig.
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kiba-tekno Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
thank you for letting me know. :3
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:!!!!
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lycanice Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Awesome design!
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Vailwolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist
If they weren't so expensive I'd buy one. ):

Awesome work.
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010   General Artist
Very beautiful design! The colors are marvelous on this too! Very nice work!
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ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, all the fur detailing looks great and I do like the fur ruffle along the edge too.
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AnimeWolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
flipping beautiful!
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dragona742 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks nice! The shape of the nose is slightly different from the other nosed masks, and I like it. It reminds me of a middle-aged, wise wolf. The colours are nice too, also different from the regular ones, and also really nice! The one who commisioned this one must have been very glad about it (and he/she still is, for sure). Nice job :clap:
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NavirBlackmoon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
It's so beautiful, the details are amazing! It has a cartoonish air... Look's like is gonna move in any minute.
I love wolfs, specialy red ones!
n__n
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful face!
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liquidblueeyes Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
That is simply beautiful! :D
well done
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vegardB Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
You don't need me to tell you what I think about it! ;)
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Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The details are gorgeous.
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great!
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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pilgrimagedesign Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
This one is just gorgeous. I hope you make more. I love the subtle colors :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) I like the colors too...black against the gold/tawny color is a striking combination.
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