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Small Koi Mask by merimask Small Koi Mask by merimask
Here's another small mask...this is one of my many koi masks. I love making koi masks! The combinations are endless; there are hundreds of different kinds of koi.

I was playing with the background on this one. Usually I put the koi on a plain black mask, so it looks like a black laquered screen. This time I wanted a REALLY colorful design, though, so I did a swirly metallic blue background, with plenty of silver bubbles. I was really happy with the way it turned out.

As ever, you can actually BUY these masks from me if you want to! [link]
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poseidonSchild Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am in love with this!!!! absolutely stunning work
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Auburnbomb Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Lol Nvm.. I just read more. :/
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Auburnbomb Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Beautiful! Do you sell these?

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sherekahn91 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
i love your koi fish masks
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merimask Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :-)
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Oh wow. These are simply stunning!!!
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-)
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love what you have done with the Koi!
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Simple but colorful & bright.
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Goldenwolf18 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooo this is really pretty as well i like the koi and the watery maskness
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merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...I do a LOT of koi art actually. Much love for koi...
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Goldenwolf18 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome they are great inspiration they are very pretty
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous colors and composition!
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm still making a lot of these koi masks. There's a laquered screen on display in Narita airport, full of koi in a gold pond...I found it very inspirational. Planning to do something along those lines soon...
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xXx-Twisted-xXx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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KosherSoulMachine Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Ahhhh me encanta koi!! What a beautiful idea and a stunning mask! Koi are the perfect complement to this type of creation.
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Koi are so neat! I love researching all the different colors & patterns...there are hundreds.
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KosherSoulMachine Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
:D Yes, absolutely...I've grown up w/ fish (long story) and we used to have this calendar with koi on it...it was always fascinating. Some are really prized for things like, "a lateral spot on the head" or something, and have pattern names and stuff...:O
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FireGazer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the new background. Then again, I love blue and silver together anywhere. I think it makes the whole thing adorable looking.
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love jewel tones too...they add excitement, I think. ^_^
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rockleesgirl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
gorgeous work, i particularly like the blue shimmery background. you capture real motion in your koi!
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...I was trying to do just that, 'cause even though brightly colored koi look striking on black, it was too plain & dull. The jewel tones added excitement & made it a fun mask to make as well as wear.
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jendorfski Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
:heart:!!!! Lovely!
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-)
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