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Fire Bird Mask by OakMyth Fire Bird Mask by OakMyth
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THANKS FOR THE DD! :squee:


Whew!
We finally made a mask in 8oz leather that has a beak protruding at the right angle. YAY!

I (`Crickatoo) am completely thrilled with this one. It's been in the works for a while. I had a dream, long ago, involving a fiery colored bird mask... ever since I knew it HAD to be made! :)
It wasn't until I read a couple of recommendations over at #LeatherMaskArt regarding beaks and how to tackle the challenge, that I felt brave enough to go for it.

This thing is so heavily layered, but oddly enough still super comfortable and relatively light weight! I was surprised when I wore it for the first time, how sturdy it was on my face while not being heavy :D

And since I know some are going to point it out, yes, elements of this were inspired by the wonderful *windfalcon. Her bird masks are divine, and I suggest everyone go take a look!

As usual, made with vegetable tanned tooling leather (8oz), liquitex acrylic paint, and sealed with gloss varnish.

The feathers along the top are real peacock feathers that have been stripped of their color.

Friendly reminder: This is NOT stock. Please do not ask us if you can use it for your personal art projects. Thanks :D

This is what it looks like with me wearing it:
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Tooled by ~Oakwitch
Designed/Painted/Photographed by `Crickatoo
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Fire Bird Mask by *OakMyth ( Featured by Talty )
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Rakisan-Art Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! ^^ 
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TheSkandranon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love Firebirds, they are a wonderful Russian mythological bird. And you have a beautiful representation of it too. Well done
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Shelby2398 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Congrats on the DD! :)
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camerahugger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconwowplz:
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InuyashaFan4-ever Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! ;P
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simoesj Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Wow, so beautiful! Congrats on the work and the dd!
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:iconoakmyth:
OakMyth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thank you!! :D
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simoesj Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
You´re welcomeee!!
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MACHINE-13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Beautiful work. <3
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:iconoakmyth:
OakMyth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thank you so much :love:
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice colours and composition!
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:iconoakmyth:
OakMyth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thanks :D It was fun to craft!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colors - congrats on the DD
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:iconoakmyth:
OakMyth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thank you so much!
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DrPnakotic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"I'm afraid you've got cancer of the bollocks."
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:iconoakmyth:
OakMyth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
:giggle:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconoakmyth:
OakMyth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats on another DD hon :)
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:iconoakmyth:
OakMyth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
:eager: Thank you!! :love:
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Nice
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Wow, this is really beautiful! I like the colorless peacock feathers, they add a nice touch!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
That's lovely. Like the shape, love the colors.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is a very beautiful piece, the colors are fantastic- great job!
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Whimsical-Artistry Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
That is pretty cool!
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MamaLucia Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Superb! :clap: :wave: :love:
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XxSilverMoonFoxX Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Brilliant!
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BlindspiritLeather Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Fantastic detail! nice vibrant colors. You did a fantastic job!
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MorgainesWell Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
exquisite! i love the colors.
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:iconoakmyth:
OakMyth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Thanks!
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