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Snake Pattern Half Dragon 2 by merimask Snake Pattern Half Dragon 2 by merimask
I'm still playing with metallic snake patterns. Here's another experiment: my half (snoutless) dragon design with a black, copper & gold corn snake pattern.

I made a total ass of myself while taking this picture outside. The wind is blowing pretty hard today (40mph) and an especially strong gust grabbed my white reflection umbrella and WHOOSHED it down the street. So I had to chase it. I hope you like the photograph because it totally cost me my dignity. ;-)

As ever, this is leather, hand tooled & hand shaped, painted with Liquitex acrylics. This mask is available right now in my Etsy shop: [link]
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foxangelchan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
While, as previously noted in the comments, the copper and bronze blend in with each other a little more so that it seems almost like they're the same color instead of two separate pieces, I like having the warmth of these better than the chilly silver. Among other things, it showcases the black bands with stunning definition, emphasizing the shape of the lines around the eyes in particular, which I suspect is part of the reason it feels more Egyptian than the previous snake pattern. The fine white lines stand out much better here as well, to the benefit of the overall design, I think. A little more contrast between the copper and bronze would be great, but I wouldn't give up on this design just yet.
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think you're right about the colors blending a bit too closely. Still definitely experimenting with this idea. A red-copper blend for the dark bands would be a better choice next time.

Glad you like it. :-)
Chaos2112 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Wow, these snake-patterened dragon masks are gorgeous. I'm rather madly in love with the entire concept.
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) Glad you like them.
dragona742 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so nice! You really do love these dragon half-masks don't you?
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This one has a wonderfully wild and tribal feel to it!
Agorphia Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the color scheme on this mask. I'm not sure if the blue tint is caused by the camera settings or the dark color is really a really deep blue, but it looks lovely.
Mego-Sama-Lady-Sir Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
XD oh my you poor thing well the picture turned out wonderfully :3 and wow I love this colour combo
Athalour Featured By Owner May 15, 2010   General Artist
Beautiful mask (as always), and a lovely photograph! And I really enjoyed the umbrella story, too. ;)
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh and I rather like this snoutless version! The ones with snouts are amazing, but I think I lean towards the more simplistic and smooth masks with the touches of key details. They catch my eye most :nod:
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