I just finished this new design; a bald eagle mask. It was a special request from my Etsy shop. Lately I've been getting a bunch of requests for bird masks! Last year it was wolves. You never can tell...
Anyway, like all my masks, this one is made from hand carved, hand shaped 8oz vegetable tanned tooling leather. Painted with Liquitex acrylics.
Custom orders like this one can be requested at my online shop: [link]
I don't think I've ever done this design with these colors; it was a special request from my Etsy shop. I call them "Half-Dragons" because they're snoutless. For those of you who want to dress up like a dragon but skip the big nose, this is your mask.
As ever, made of hand carved, hand shaped 8oz veg-tanned tooling leather. Painted in black, green and silver, with Liquitex acrylics. I accept custom requests (like this one) only at my online shop: [link]
I am becoming the queen of weasel masks...seriously! Sea otters, river otters, ferrets, stoats, and now a marten. There is apparently a huge untapped weasel mask void just waiting to be filled. Does anyone need an ermine?
Anyway, like all my masks, this is made of hand carved, hand shaped 8oz veg-tanned tooling leather. Painted with Liquitex acrylics.
Custom orders like this one can be placed at Weasels-R-Us. I mean, right here: [link]
This was a fun, interesting commission: a mostly black mask with blue and white flames, designed to look almost like horns. It's all one piece of leather, in spite of the fact that the flames look like separate pieces; I just carved and painted very carefully and precisely.
The center needed a little something, so we added a section of silvery Venetian-style spirals. In construction it's very like my Half-Dragon masks. I think it would be stunning with red/gold flames on black, with gold swirls...might have to try that soon.
As ever, this is hand-carved, hand-shaped 8oz vegetable-tanned tooling leather, painted with Liquitex acrylics.
Custom masks like this one can be requested only at my online shop: [link]
Silver is the first (tho probably not the last) mascot costume I've made. I've had no life this August in order to finish him for Kumoricon, but I did learn a LOT that I know will apply to future projects. To get a sense of proportion, the cosplayer is 5' 2" and the mascot head is 3 ft. front to back & weighs around 5-6 lbs. A challenge for both maker and wearer. <
Last masks of 2010 are the long-planned and much-anticipated Tribal Dragon Skulls. I must thank ...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]