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Tribal Dragon Skull Mask no. 1 by merimask Tribal Dragon Skull Mask no. 1 by merimask
Last masks of 2010 are the long-planned and much-anticipated Tribal Dragon Skulls. I must thank :icondonsimpson: ...his beautiful, haunting carved skulls were a great inspiration.

Like all my masks, this is hand carved and hand shaped without molds or forms, from one piece of 8oz leather. It's been painted with colorfast Liquitex acrylics in black, brown and white & sealed with an acrylic clearcoat for durability. The tribal designs are tooled in shallow relief and then painted stark black.

This is " Tribal Dragon Skull #2". Available until it's gone (and after that, by request only), exclusively at my online shop: [link]
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:icondrmoos:
Awww I want to find one of these for sale XD
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99Mahou Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite one! I love the tribal design. Fantastic. =)
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Walkure-Amok Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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MyntKat Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I love the look and feel of the tribal design of the dragon skull, gorgeous!
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Amane96 Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just awesome too! I love the detail and in the color! It looks just like a skull!
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DancingDragon Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The bone-texture you've created is amazing!
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merimask Jan 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's based loosely on an antelope skull. I had to fudge the nasal bones a bit...
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Agorphia Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Both masks are amazing, but each is very special in its own way. The contrast of the designs in black really make them pop, but the carved look in the other mask looks so real!
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merimask Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) Yes, the black designs look great from any distance. The subtlety of the carved ones get lost when viewed from far away. I think the black designs make a stronger statement but the carved ones are more artistic. That's why I had to try it both ways.
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:icondiddykongmonkey:
This looks awesome, nice job. I like the shape of the skull and the tribal designs on the nose and forehead. Horns look pretty good too.
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