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Twenty Wolf Masks by merimask Twenty Wolf Masks by merimask
I was commissioned late in the summer to create several wolf masks for Ralph Lauren Rugby. These will be used in the October window displays, in stores all over the country. Very cool!

You can see them in Dallas, NYC, Georgetown(Washington DC) and Boston. Anyone who sends me pictures of the window displays will receive one virtual hug and a llama if you don't have one from me already! ;-)

This mask is often available at my online Etsy shop, and can be commissioned there as well. [link]
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:iconlucienvox:
LucienVox Featured By Owner May 6, 2011   General Artist
you have an entire pack!!
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Nephri Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow they would be perfect for a LARP Group, lovely work
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:iconnebetseta:
NebetSeta Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student General Artist
I'll keep a lookout! :) Do you know if there's anything in the Philly, PA area?
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AndromedaRising Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student General Artist
thats $1,800 worth of masks!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i tink it'd be funny to walk into their shop wearing one and see if they draw the connection. ;p
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:icontombanwell:
TomBanwell Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Nice commission!
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:icondizzymaxwell:
DizzyMaxwell Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Amazing job! You inspired me to make a wolf mask in my art class
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gon617 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
beautiful
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Novel-Moone Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I love them!
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Dragonite1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Congrats! Looking forward to seeing photos of the window displays!
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grimoireintuitions Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congrats on getting such a big commission!
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:iconlisalj76:
lisalj76 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Where could I get one of these masks? I love wolves and collect a lot of wolf things. This would make a wonderful part of my wolf collection. :)
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Merytsetesh Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm impressed with how uniform they all are. They match perfectly! I don't do leather tooling, but I make pottery and know that making a match set of anything takes a lot of skill and practice.
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Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! That's such a great way to get your art out there. I'm very happy for you!
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
It's a wolf pack! :) Now which one's the alpha?
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:iconsaradres:
saradres Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!! I hope this leads to great things for you!
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KittieShade Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Wow what a great commission!! Not only that, but it's going to be displayed in a window!! I'm totally going to keep my eye on windows when I go to New york to see if I can find it. lol. Amazingly done and what a great way to show off your art!
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:omfg: WHOAH!! Congrats on the BITCHIN commission order!! Wow, Ralph Lauren... SO impressive!
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:iconlittlemissowl:
littlemissowl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student General Artist
how long did this take?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, I've been working on it a bit at a time. I found I could do two wolves a night and still fill Etsy orders and still re-stock my popular shop masks. So, I have been at it for a couple weeks. :-)
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littlemissowl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
oh! i thought it would take months!! haha
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! A whole wolf-pack! It's amazing to see how they are each the same, yet have their own subtle differences!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I only wish that more of the wolves were going to be displayed together (these guys are getting split up & sent all over the country...just a couple in each diplay). I'd love to do a pack of differently-colored wolves...that'd be so fun in one collection! :-)
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LadyMercale Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Writer
WOAH! That is awesome! Bogo points for such a cool commission! I'd almost be tempted to shop at Ralph Lauren just because of the masks...
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL, thank you! :-) They're a bit too expensive for my budget but I'm thinking the masks with all the cool hipster-prep clothes are going to look awesome.
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Ferreteer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
I'll be looking for those in NYC :meow:
Epic work.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Store locations here: [link]
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:iconferreteer:
Ferreteer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
You're welcome and thank you as well.
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curiouser-etc Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Where in Dallas? I would love to go find it! These masks are so awesome!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) Store location link: [link]
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Mego-Sama-Lady-Sir Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
WOW that is really cool! I wish I could see that 8D and congrats on this awesome commission <3
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :-)
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ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is SO AWESOME!!!! I wish I lived near one of those cities to see the displays! Couldn't you ask the person who handled contracting you to get the store managers to send you pics?

It would look just awesome if they used all the masks in one display - like a pack of male manikins leering at a female manikin in red....*shiver* Hehe, that would get you a ton of commissions if they wanted a pack at every store!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I was told that pictures are coming, so we shall see. Keeping fingers crossed...
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
It's interesting to see the subtle differences between each one. That must have been a lot of hard work!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It took a long time 'cause those wolves are so detailed with every hair carved...but that's why they wanted them. ;-)
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almostdefinitely Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow....thats really cool...Ralph Lauren is my fave designer...lucky you! These masks are Gorgeous!
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almostdefinitely Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow....thats really cool...Ralph Lauren is my fave designer...lucky you! These masks are Gorgeous!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :-)
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almostdefinitely Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Your welcome! You have a great talent!
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope someone sends in a picture of these in a display window, cuz I'd love to see that! (I don't live close to any of the cities.)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
The designer says she'll be sending pics...we'll see! It'd be great for my portfolio.
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, no kidding, that's one of the best things I can imagine for a portfolio!
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jan3ll3 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
OH MY Goodness, merimask (: hahahahahahhahahahahhaaa~ awwww- geez, your poor hands...so this is what you've been doing (: how funny... my, they're all very uniform and good.. now i think you should take a break and handle only soft things for a bit... a busy Halloween season deserves a rest - popular or not- don't work your hands too hard all at once!! you'll need them for plenty more friends to build in future ! (:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL...indeed! Thank you, it was a LOT of work but I'm happy with the results. No rest for me though...not until after Halloween. :-)
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Crazyhedgy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Wow! Twenty? That's a ton of masks!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've done an order of 50 before, but never so detailed. :-)
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Crazyhedgy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
:jawdrop:
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:iconmyntkat:
MyntKat Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are gorgeous! Congratulations on such a big commission! I hope we get to see the window displays. :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you dear! :-) I'm sorry...this is why I got tied up & couldn't answer your e-mail. I need three of me this time of year...
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