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White and Gold Kitsune Mask by merimask White and Gold Kitsune Mask by merimask
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]
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JirachitheGreat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. I m actually going to be a Kitsune for Halloween.
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joltiana Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you sell these they are beautiful and I would love to get one!
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freakdearts Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Student Filmographer
so the paint you use is essentially like water colors in application?
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Lupas-Deva Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
My husband says to dip the mask in paint so you don't have to do multiple layers.

I don't know if that would work or not though.
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KitsuneSK Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! It's very pretty. <3
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SharpestLife19 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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elfenliedfan444 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
hmm reminds me of okami....
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KirscheTea Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009   General Artist
I would have to say this is my favorite incarnation of your kitsune masks yet.

The colors definitely give it a traditional feel, and the overall effect is very elegant.

also, it is definitely worth the extra $5.
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AshuriShirosenshi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
As troublesome it is, it is very beautiful. If I had the money I would buy one ^_^
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GAVade Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009   Digital Artist
Nice use of background to frame this beautiful mask! The colours really help frame the shape of the mask...
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