Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
March 12, 2013
Image Size
759 KB
Resolution
700×1192
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
3,104
Favourites
210 (who?)
Comments
8
Downloads
22
×
Autumn Raptor - Leather Mask by windfalcon Autumn Raptor - Leather Mask by windfalcon
Someone who ordered a Summer Bird mask wanted an Autumn bird to go with it, but with a hooked beak. Thus, an autumn raptor! I know I've made a bunch of different 'versions' of raptors with autumn or fire colorations, but it's just so fun :0

Also, a fun story behind the photos of this mask - usually I take a neutral gray or black board outside (preferably on an overcast day) and photograph the mask. Indoor lighting, even with full spectrum bulbs (which I have), never give you a photo as good as you can get with outdoor lighting. Today it's raining, so I had to figure out a way to get a good photo of the mask without getting everything soaking wet!

I opened my door and placed the board and mask in the doorway, sheltered enough by the house so it didn't get rained on. This meant I was only getting light from one direction...and to avoid glare I had to turn the mask so it was being lit from 'underneath'. The result was the bottom photo having a slightly spooky look with the board lit under the mask. I think it's a pretty cool effect! :D

Hand-carved and shaped 7-oz. leather, painted with acrylics. The beak is also shaped leather, as are the attached leaves.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconzupercanine:
zupercanine Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
This looks so badass!
Reply
:icontnhawke:
TNHawke Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I love the effect that your photography got on it. Maybe you should do it like that intentionally in the future.
Reply
:iconsnow-phantom:
snow-phantom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awseome :)
Reply
:iconladyviridis:
LadyViridis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Damn, this is gorgeous. If I had the money, I'd totally want something similar.
Reply
:iconshijakjin:
Shijakjin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here.
Reply
:iconstormdancergryphon:
StormdancerGryphon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Writer
Oooh, that's really nice.
Reply
:iconmeredithdillman:
MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
so cool
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
It is lovely. The lighting is a great effect.
Reply
Add a Comment: