Well, just the one new mask for tonight, unless I start hearing about people wanting to see some of my oldest work (I snapped a couple shots of my Small Gargoyle). My spring break ended abruptly ahead of schedule, so I got to do less photography and preparations on my website than I'd like. On the other hand, I think I'll be getting more of my site up tonight, so I'll probably go ahead and add it to my dA profile, along with the little button I made. If I don't, it's because I got too tired to finish uploading the page.
Sneak peak on one of the pieces I've got coming up (I won't say which) here
. Delicate, in other words. I largely do fairly sturdy shapes in my masks, so I have a couple of slender, delicate pieces coming up soon - a little harder to make (particularly to make them strong despite appearances), but the effects seem to be lovely.
I swear, the others are coming, just I have to get through the next burst of work at school - following that I'll be doing a lot of art as a way to keep myself from stressing over finals. I hope.Soon to come:
- a Red Fox (He's finished! Just doesn't like to be photographed.)
- a Wood Fae
- a piece for my Shadows gallery, a delicate but sharp mask to be paired with a collar and hairpiece (very excited about this one for next Halloween)About the Masks:
Generally speaking, the masks are painted formed leather, usually in a single layer. They're hand-sculpted with no mold, and occasionally surface carving or tooling is employed. They are lined in suede and unvarnished on the inner face to preserve the natural breathing quality of the leather for comfort. The outer face is painted and water-resistant. By virtue of the quality of materials, they tend to be reasonably durable, gently flexible, and very lightweight.Commission Information:
If you like any of the masks in my gallery or would like a custom mask, please feel free to ask. All sales are by commission - very rarely do I have extra masks laying around for sale, because if they aren't created with an owner in mind I tend to get too attached, and because I have precious little spare time. (The good news is it means more versatility in what you can request.) My availability for commission varies tremendously because I have a full-time life entirely outside of artwork - 80% of the year I am cramming any art I do into a 27-hour-a-day schedule. However,
I am open for inquiry at any time. If you are a dA member, you can write me a note
; otherwise, you can contact me through my website
, whatever you feel comfortable with.Clubs to Look Into LeatherArtisans
- Gorgeous leatherwork by talented craftspeople, a club with a warm and open community.Mask-Making-Artisans
- A maskmaker's community showcasing a number of artists and some very diverse styles.