I just completed yet another version of a kitsune mask for one of my Etsy customers...a White kitsune with bright gold & red details.
This kitsune (Japanese fox-spirit) with red stylized whiskers is the most traditional-looking of all my kitsune designs, IMO.
Like all my masks, this one is carved from one piece of 8oz leather and hand-painted with Liquitex acrylics.
Upon reflection, white is a major pain in the butt. It takes 4 or 5 coats to be truly white & not streaky. Plus, I have to paint carefully around the parts that'll be gold & red because if I just slop the whole thing white & try to add color atop it later, the color looks thin & blotchy & then I need 4 or 5 coats over the colored areas. Phew! So yeah...from now on, white kitsune are slightly more ($85 instead of $80). Not much...just enough to reflect the trouble white causes.
This mask is available right now in my Etsy shop. [link]