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Brown Tabby Cat handmade leather mask by EirewolfCreations, visual art

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My Bio
My name is Erin "Eirewolf" Metcalf, and I'm a leatherworker and sculptor living in Silicon Valley, California. I sculpted fantasy creatures (especially dragons and Dragon Snails™) in clay for several years (most of which can be found here in my deviantART gallery). More recently I discovered leather maskmaking, and fell in love with leather as a sculpting medium.

I call my aesthetic "whimsical realism." I enjoy the process of designing animals and fantasy creatures as masks, and then carving the designs into vegetable-tanned leather. I then sculpt the masks using a wet-forming technique, and dye and paint them. There are many steps in the process, all of which I do by hand with an eye for detail and craftsmanship. The resulting masks are unique works of art that you can be proud to hang on the wall when you're not wearing them.

I am constantly learning more about leather crafting; the possibilities of things one can create with leather are nearly endless. I am branching out from maskmaking into leather eye patches, jewelry, and other accessories as well, so be on the lookout for them!

See all my currently available works here: www.EirewolfCreations.com

Favourite TV Shows
Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Farscape
Favourite Books
Too many to name. Mostly fantasy and sci-fi.
Tools of the Trade
Head, hands, and heart -- the rest is variable.
Other Interests
Leatherworking, sculpting, reading, dreaming, sci-fi and fantasy. The masks we wear, and the true faces behind them.

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Hello I love your work And i was wondering if there was any chance i could sculpt my own snail dragon :)
Hello, don't worry i'm not here to mention the Dragon Snails SCPs. I just really like your masks.  :)
LOL... Thank you so much! :aww:
You probably get a lot of comments and questions regarding the dragon snail images already, so I apologize in advance for adding to that pile. Also, sorry if this is overly wordy and clinical, that's just how I type when I get nervous. ._.'

I recently began working on a DnD-version of the SCP Dragon Snail, and was wondering if I could have your permission to use a couple of your Dragon Snail pictures (specifically, First Sight Kinoko, Nyoka, and Near Miss.) in the work. I promise to keep the watermarks visible and unaltered, and will include credit to you at the end of the document. I'm making this with the intention of eventually sharing it on r/UnearthedArcana and my Tumblr, with no intention of monetary gain. I'll be more than glad to send you a link to the finished work.

....I feel like I'm overthinking just a little. XD
Hi; sorry it took me so long to respond! Thank you for asking permission; yes you may use those images with the watermarks, and with credit. I'd love to see it when it's finished! Thanks!
Might I draw these cuties? (Dragon snails) I can send a pic when I'm done with it. I just wanted to ask.

Cool scp!
Hi; sorry that I took so long to reply! Thank you so much for asking, and yes you may. I would appreciate a linkback to your inspiration if you share it online. :aww: