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Small White Dragon Detail by merimask Small White Dragon Detail by merimask
This is a detail of another of my small dragon half masks, showing the handcarved face of a little white dragon on one of my leather masks. I finished this guy yesterday, when I finished the green dragon.

Up cose you can really see the hand-cut details I like to add. I used a brand new ceramic 1/4 angle swivel blade, accented the cuts with a smooth beveler tool for a more sculpted effect & tooled scales with a very small mule-foot stamp. The entire dragon head is about an inch long, in reality.

Painted with Liquitex acrylics. After it's painted & dried well, I wash the whole carved area with a black acrylic antique stain & then wipe it off. A little bit of the black acrylic stays behind in the tooling, accenting it further.

This mask is available right now in my Etsy shop: [link]
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Katoracked Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details are amazing! But he looks a little sad.
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TerrierQueen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Just so neat - lovely detail.
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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TerrierQueen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
You are so welcome!
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City-of-Zeroes Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
I made it through, appears my explorer is spazzing out and the ads are driving it nuts.

As for the picture I'd like to see the whole mask, this looks very promising.
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Might be your settings...

Check the Etsy link...it sold but you can still full-view it in the "sales" section.
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designsbymishi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
wow amazing detail! great job
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Itty Bitty Dragon! I really like the closeup detail on this. It shows off just how much care you put into each of these!
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I liked the face on this dragon & thought it deserved a closer look. :-)
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