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Teal Medusa Mask

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Yet another Medusa mask! It might seem like I've made a lot of these...but really they are SO time-consuming and such a big project that I just document each & every one REALLY well, because once I sell it, it's gone for good.

This one was a fun experiment in colors mixed right on the mask. I painted everything black first. then mixed a teal blue with a metallic base & drybrushed it on the carved scales. As I worked towards the individual snake heads, I kept adding more & more green. The result was a lot of fun, I think. Accents are bright silver.

The snakes' eyes are all real pearls, hand-sewn into each tiny snake head.

As always, you can purchase my original wearable leather art at my Etsy shop: [link]
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2325x1661px 840.4 KB
Make
NIKON
Model
E5200
Shutter Speed
10/678 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
Aug 2, 2007, 7:28:51 PM
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EquinoxWalker's avatar
How do you secure it to your face?
Redbookbluebook's avatar
this is so cool. fantastic job!
dragona742's avatar
of all your medusa masks, i love this one the most (even though i love purple). the colours are just so beautiful... keep going :D
merimask's avatar
Thank you! :-) Glad you like it.
ShadowKiwi's avatar
The scales are delicious!
merimask's avatar
Thank you...I haven't made one in a while but I do like doing all the details. :-)
ShadowKiwi's avatar
Yes, it turned out great ^^
bluegorgon's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous! Wow!
jadziuchaaa's avatar
KimiLoun's avatar
Fiuuu, I like this one ! =)
The colors and the design are so great !
:+favlove:
BobbieBerendson's avatar
I am so enamored of your Medusa masks, they are lovely and provocative. And your Etsy shop is cool.
:eyepopping: This is amazing!!! I love it :)
merimask's avatar
Thank you. :-) I love making the Medusas...they're tricksy but also fun. *lives for a challenge*
I'd imagine so :) Worth it though in the end :)
Ellygator's avatar
Hmmm, that's another perfect color combination!
merimask's avatar
Thanks...very "cool" colors here. I thought the silver worked well with the pearls.
I think this is my favorite rendition of the Medusa mask yet. Bravo.
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OCD-LLC's avatar
This is breathtaking! I would love to purchase one like this, but did not see it listed on your Etsy. Would it be possible to commission it and how much would that cost?

All of your work is truly amazing and although I have not commented before, I absolutely love when you post a new piece. :)
merimask's avatar
Thanks! Yes, you can commission a Medusa from me on Etsy (though I have to warn you, they are among my most time consuming pieces & so they are my most expensive masks...about $300).

Still, you can request any colors you like & we can even work out a payment plan. :-)
Charis's avatar
I love the colors of this one! It's gorgeous.
merimask's avatar
Thanks! Yes, all jewel-tones which is something I don't usually do...it turned out nice.
Charis's avatar
I think it works really well--it looks mystical and exotic, like sea serpents.
Mask-Making-Artisans's avatar
Oh nice!!! I love the gradient-like fade from teal into green -very pretty!:)

I don't know if this is what you're doing, but if you are, I did the same thing with my bird masks. Even though they were/are time-consuming, I still loved making them just to see the different things I could accomplish with each one. I have plans of doing more of them, too.:D It's just something you've got to do over and over 'till it's out of your system, I think. :)

Great job!:)

~Sphinx :iconemasqueradegallery:
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