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Golden Eagle Firebird - Leather Mask by windfalcon Golden Eagle Firebird - Leather Mask by windfalcon
A commission mask for ~ChrisSawyerArt, of an autumn/fire inspired golden eagle mask, with a crest that would make a harpy eagle jealous. :3

One problem I found myself running into with my really elaborate crested raptor masks was the weight. If you're going to wear it (which is kind of the whole point of a mask!), it needs to be comfortable, and if it's too heavy, it's going to slip and push down on the nose. So with this mask, I used thinner leather for the crest feathers, and it's much lighter than my previous masks! Success!

Hand tooled and shaped 7-oz leather with 4-oz feathers, painted with acrylics.
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Baalbaki Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice detailed, awesome.
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XredandblueX Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
sooo beutiful!!!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional
very nice work
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padona Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this!
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OsborneArts Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful!! Love the color variations!! :)
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FalconofFire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool!
I love the colour.
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Kintupsi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome mask! It would make anyone jealous, not just harpy eagles! :lol:
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Kanoro-Studio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I WANT IT! I WANT IT! I WANT IT !
HOW DO U MAKE MASKS AS EPIC AS DAT !!!!!!!! :squee:
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danaan-dewyk Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
gorgeous! the feathers are really beautifully done.
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
This is a lovely piece of work, Brenda.
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ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AND it looks absolutely fantastic!
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MasterKrypton Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh. How cool is this? And super beautiful of course! Love.
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RedFeatherEagle Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Want.
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Gunnahan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Beautiful piece :-) Is there airbrushing involved? I love it.
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nope, no airbrushing :) Just lots of careful layers.
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Gunnahan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
i know how much work goes into that kind of thing: respect :-)
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fetherhd Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is lovely!!
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korwis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!
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xX-Flash-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG, thats adorable!
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Outstanding work!
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zealousceles Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional
Absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconteacupmouse:
teacupmouse Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely, and the feathers are awesome.
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LaNorthWay Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is one amazing mask! :) So detailed and fantastic in both coloring and texture!
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Shijakjin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.... O.O
Would you do the same in black/silver?
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I can! A black and silver raptor mask would be interesting.
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Shijakjin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Umbreonnight Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Wow thats amazing, great colors... it looks so smooth!
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:iconryokley:
ryokley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice. Good tooling and flow. Lots of clever tricks.
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Namisao Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks amazing =D
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very nice done my friend, quite a stunner.
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DarkenedOwl Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, looks great! I love the colors!
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Feathersun Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your bird masks are amazing - but this one is one of the best I think! :la:
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1Keyblade1Hero Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible!
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pagangirl1986 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's beautiful :)
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