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Southwestern Dragon Leather Mask by merimask Southwestern Dragon Leather Mask by merimask
A whimsical (somewhat creepy!) idea for a dragon mask; how 'bout a dragon skull with Southwestern styling?

Like all my masks, this is hand carved and hand shaped without molds or forms from one piece of 8oz leather. It has been painted with colorfast Liquitex acrylics in black, brown, tan and white. The designs are painted in striking black, dark brown, and sienna against the "bone". Three real turquoise beads are securely set into the mask for a bit of Southwestern flair.

Signed, dated, numbered original; this is " Southwestern Dragon Skull #1"...available only at my online shop: [link]
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ktpdragon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is amazing! It's got a real tribal feeling to it. I'd like to see more of this kind of mask!
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man. Wish I could afford nice masks right now, I would SO buy this for the other half. It has a lot of elements that really make me think of him.
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ZeroSky87 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wicked
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demonasakuun Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@W@ That's really cool!
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Juniper-Night Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors and the Yin and Yang suite it.
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Ceasarex-the-mage Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
You do not know how to dissapoint. :jawdrop:
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Omglolz123 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
...:u -Flails- It's awesome! TOO AWESOME. -Arseplodes-
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The-Reborn-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is amazing :la: it's beautiful. :D
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
SPAM!!
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Spam above by ~conascy has been reported to DA. This person has been banned by DA. Don't click on ~conascy.
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ack...I've been a spam magnet lately. :( Spam and trolls made me shut down comments in the past. Might have to start doing that again soon. :/
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I have been noticing this spam on nearly everyone's site. I reported another one, and the DA person working on the case said it was taken care of. They banned the offender almost right away. I hope your site remains free of spam!
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hahahaha - I'm currently re-reading GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire, so my little fangirl-y brain went "Aaaah, dragons in Oldtown!" when I saw the title. :XD:

I like the styling - it all looks very threatening and sharp. Good work!
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SalyutSddW Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Wow, this mask is amazing! I love the design and how you did the horns. Those pieces of turquoise complete it really well.
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Ebrech Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow :) that is definitely different style than what you usually do. It looks great!
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Mr1madness Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
That is so epic.
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:iconzeoram:
zeoram Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Awesome looking mask.
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lisa-sciannella Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
this mask is nine kinds of awesome! beautifully done.
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous!
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TeddyMannen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Wow :O
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Treyos Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wear that with a properly applied hood and you could look really creepy, indeed!
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Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks like it should be some gang mask. Really nice!
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KittyFields Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Wow! What a unique design! I especially love the horns. Fantastic job!
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Back-Off-I-Bite Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Wicked awesome!
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FantasyTwilight Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If I could only figure out how to make snouts...One thing I plan to get when I have the money saved up is one of your masks. They are so beautifuly well done.
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MayTitan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
i love all the detail on this one, great job. i want one of your masks so bad
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Durgaaz Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so amazing!
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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RiverEcho Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this one :) I hope to see more like this in the future!
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I've done these before...just not for a long time. This color combo is a new thing.
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RiverEcho Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do like the colors and the bone look to it :)
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Avajik Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah man I have never wanted one of your masks so bad.
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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Avajik Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, thank you for sharing this piece of work with us. It's quite a treat. :]
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That...is so cool. I know you've heard this a million times, but this is one of your coolest designs yet.
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I quite like this one too. :) Fun to make.
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TeddyMannen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Make more dragon-like designs :D I really liked this too^^
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll bet it was! Again, you've probably heard this a million times before, but you really got me interested in learning how to make masks. They come so much in handy for cosplaying Plus...I love masks, tout court
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