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]