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Small Dragon Half Mask by merimask Small Dragon Half Mask by merimask
This isn't a spectacular mask but it's one I make frequently because people like them and because I never get bored making them.

I don't use a pattern. I usually save patterns on plastic transfer film, so that I can re-make the same mask because really, a fox is a fox is a fox for me (or a wolf, or a cat, etc...) and I like my work to be consistent. But these are just sketched on with a stylus each time, so no two are alike. I've probably made hundreds & each one is as different as a snowflake. :-)

That's what keeps it fun.

Carved with my trusty ceramic 1/4 angle swivel blade (I just got a fresh blade so it was like carving butter), tooled with a small mule foot stamp, to create scales. I also use a smooth bevel tool, to add the 3-d effect & give more depth to the carving. wet formed by hand, heat dried & painted with Liquitex acrylics.

This mask is available in my Etsy shop: [link]
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whiteANDorange Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
that is quite nice
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OneAngryGinger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My mother bought this mask for my sister's birthday a while ago. She loves it. It's so beautiful.
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xXShadowKatXx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
nice work
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Vexic929 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Absolutely amazing I love it! ^^
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing colors and details! The details have such depth.
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's my carving technique to go deep (the new knife helped too).
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GoCkillaz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Awwww your Dragon Masks are AMAZING!
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) I just always liked drawing dragons, so this mask style is fun for me. I sketch these guys out in about 20 seconds...
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GoCkillaz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student General Artist
how amazing!!!
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-)
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