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Venetian Fennec Fox Mask V2 by merimask Venetian Fennec Fox Mask V2 by merimask
New design! This is a fanciful fennec fox mask done in the Venetian style. However, unlike a true Venetian mask (which is made of lightweight leather that is embellished with plaster and precious metal leaf and is VERY delicate), this mask is made with my own unique technique involving heavy-weight leather that is deeply hand carved. This achieves the ~look~ of a Venetian mask but is durable enough to wear anywhere, indoors or out. Even safe to travel with (the perfect mask to tuck in your suitcase on your next trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras!)

The leather is carved, shaped, hardened with heat, then painted with colorfast Liquitex acrylics in black, dark bronze, cream and metallic copper, with gold swirls.

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THIS DESIGN: Fennec foxes have weird faces that are nothing like human faces. The ear to face ratio for a fennec is at least 2 to 1 so, to make a mask that covered a whole human face and had ears in proportion, the ears would need to be over two feet high. These ears are one foot long so, it's a mask with a very small face. Some people don't like that. Please be aware that this mask will only cover the top half of your face, and won't automatically turn you into a fennec. ;)

In my shop (until he is gone!) here ---> [link]
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dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Renard-Fou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
This is incredible, I love it
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drsCompanion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
fennec foxes are my fav, and this is PHENOMENAL!! All of your masks are gorgeous <3
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Mego-Sama-Lady-Sir Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
X3 I love the colours on this one and the rope is a good idea
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Kitsu4tail Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omg in going to be watching you, how much (on average) do your kitsune masks sell for? im DA shopping for one that ill need this next summer for an anime convention cosplay.
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Ivy-wolves Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
i soooooooooooooooooooooooo want it, its soo beautiful i love it
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LaMissMoxie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WANT
Fabulous job!
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hachikoshana Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This is really pretty! Well done!! :iconinuclapplz:
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :)
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hachikoshana Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
you're welcome! :D
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Slifer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Fantastic craftsmanship! You did a great job with the shape and the colors work together wonderfully as well :)
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Phirebrand Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful! lovely details and the colors are perfect!
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :)
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Celtezon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I absolutely love your work =) I just wish I had enough money to buy one of these masterpieces =/
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blacknat7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I like it, a lot!
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HarimaSkull Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
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very nice
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Sina-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool!
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demonasakuun Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the swirls! If only I had the money! >W< I would love to see lots of color variations!
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jadelionLE08 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Ooh everytime I find one of your masks they're already gone! :cries: Oh well I still have my fox hat...
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :) Yeah sometimes they just fly out of the shop like that...
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jadelionLE08 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I can see why though they are beautiful! Little out of my price range at the moment but really cool. I have a red kimono that was handmade and am looking for either a kitsune or a neko. Every time I find one it is already gone lol. Um question, how does etsy work, cause I have some art work I'd like to sell myself, mostly abstract stuff...like can you post prints from dA there? I'd rather not have to sell my originals yet. Thank you for responding though! From all of your work I'd think you'd be very busy.
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MechanicalMichael Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
omg I want one of these
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dreamdrao Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My gosh, i just love these masks! <3
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AntiqueLS Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the masks you do espically in this style it looks so elegant
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Peaceblossom262 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your designs are amazing. Extremely elegant.
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Tyleigh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I absolutely love his ears! You should try ears like that on your other designs more often. :D
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is amazing, totally gorgeous! :D
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LynnRunstedler Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love this!!! u may like some of my stuff :) [link]
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ihrtasab Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
fennecs= :iconblushplz:
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
So cute!
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Orphen5 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really awesome!! from the thumb I thought the ears has rhinestones
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :) Nah just shiny paint.
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MoltoFuckingBene Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Amazing work :love:
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :)
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BNCreation Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is sick!!!
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merimask Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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