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Great Forest Dragon

I just finished this fellow this morning. I think it's the winner of the "Coolest Thing I Made This Season" award. :-)

A client in France requested this brown and green dragon. I added bronze details to the horns and tips of the mane. I hope he likes this guy...the brown antiquing stain was a mess to apply, but it has a wonderful transparent quality on the mane and really shows off the carving, so it's worth the mess.

This mask is cut, carved, hand-sculpted 8 ounce vegetable tanned tooling leather. I painted it with a combination of Liquitex acrylics and acrylic antiquing stain.

Custom masks like this one can be requested only at my online shop: [link]
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10/1000 second
Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
May 26, 2011, 9:20:17 AM
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whiteANDorange's avatar
so very ornate. I just now realized why some of your posts have comments disabled. your inbox must get flooded every day!
darkerthenblackangel's avatar
are these made out of leather? there nice.
yetinouard's avatar
Don't know if the link will work, but I recognized this mask from a game that took place this week-end, and it's awesome !
merimask's avatar
Oh, I'm so glad to hear it is being used happily...I had a terrible time shipping it and it arrived late.

The link didn't could re-post it I hope?
yetinouard's avatar
Mmmm, maybe a direct link without facebook in it could work... I sooooo wish I saw it in live action ><

merimask's avatar
WOW. Oh boy... That's just VERY pretty. I mean my mask and the fellow wearing it both. :-) Whooooo... Thank you!
Ellygator's avatar
Ochre, brown and gold make for such an amazing depth and dimension in this mask!
spinstermaiden's avatar
The staining adds a marvelous level of detail. Wonderful work.
stacynina's avatar
simply amazing
haku-sei's avatar
This is gorgeous! All of your works are stunning to look at!!
ZombieSue's avatar
this is amazing
MyntKat's avatar
Wow, these colors are amazing! Especially the bronze, it shows the detailing off so well. I bet the client LOVES it.
ihni's avatar
It's a beautiful colour combination that somehow reminds me of fish. I don't know why, I think it's the colours though.

Also, the brown antiquing thing looks awesome.
The-Bails's avatar
this is gorgeous!
NotedStrangePerson's avatar
Very impressive. I like the detail on the scales and hair.
smokewithoutmirrors's avatar
Gorgeous colours on this one. :) It really looks like a piece of greenery given a face. The brown stain on the mane really works, so it was certainly worth the mess, and the shade of green you picked makes the scales look almost like aged bronze.

Definitely worth the title of "Coolest Thing" this season. :D
Toonicorn's avatar
Gorgeous! I've visited your shop, and needless to say...I rather fancy your unicorn masks....
Wow. I just love every single bit of detail you put into your art. It's inspiring.
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Quoth-the-Raven15's avatar
Ok...this is absolutely GORGEOUS. Fantastic work!
ShadowofRavens's avatar
I fell in love with his bushy mustache!! The antiquing came out fabulously! Great job!
StrikeRedkite's avatar
Love how natural and organic this one looks. Seems like the bronze effect is lost in the photograph- I'd imagine the effect is amazing
SephirothSpirit's avatar
Love your dragon masks, this might be my favorite so far! :)
PraiseMoyer's avatar
nice color combination
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