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Wolf Mask - SOLD! by SteelJaw Wolf Mask - SOLD! by SteelJaw
***EDIT*** I re-shot the front view, it looks FAR better now. The eyes are still off, but it's not so glaring with the mask actually sitting straight on the dummy. I've attempted to change the submission file, but it doesn't seem to be updating. x.x

Wolf mask made for practice. He was built as a practice piece to test out my large canine blank, and to generally expand my skills.

Mask features:
-Resin base with moving jaw
-Glass taxidermy eyes and full taxidermy jawset
-Two-tone grey and white fur with airbrushed details
-Horsehair whiskers
-Hidden zipper in the back for easy access
-Soft fleece lining inside the mask and across the top of the head
-Mouth stays partially open to allow for ventilation
-Tear-duct vision

Mask will fit heads 22-23" (when measures at the level of the eyebrows), and 4.5" from pupil to bottom of chin. May fit smaller heads with adjustments and additional padding, but not guaranteed. Auction also included approx. 1 yard of the grey fur used in the mask to allow buyer to make a tail, extend the cape as necessary, etc. The fur is an uncommon pattern and is out of production.

Here is a video of the jaw movement test that we did: [link]

Even though he is complete and I won't make further changes, I would love critique on him so that I may improve on my next project. One thing I'm really looking to improve on are the eyes, especially making them appear neater and more realistic from a straight side view.

He is SOLD and will be on his way to his new home soon. :D
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SarahsArtandPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow <3 
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Eternalskyy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
o___o woaaaaah.....
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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nightfurylover4 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how much do they sell for tho??????
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
A base mask like this would start at $600.00US. This particular mask was auctioned off and went for slightly less.
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nightfurylover4 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok thanks
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is made from real fur?
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nope! It's 100% synthetic fur with airbrushing to blend it together to look more natural. :>
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow...that fooled me 100%, damn you could get into a buisness of make coats like that, very good work on that it's honestly amazing!
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! I've thought about doing faux fur rugs a few times. :>
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cosidering how well that fur suit turned out, I'd think the rugs would be amazing, and you could charge a pretty coin for them.
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The--Working-Wulf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice coloring
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :>
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ShadowAndFrost Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
Seeing how small the tearducts are, I must ask, how is the vision on this mask?
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Personally I think the vision is pretty good. The openings sit pretty close to your eyes, so that helps give a wider field of view. There isn't much in the way or peripheral vision, but looking forward is pretty clear. I have never worn anything but tear-duct vision masks, so I'm not at all sure how it compares to suits with large, toony eyes. I would venture to say that the vision is far more restricted than with those types of suits, given the size difference in vision area.
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ShadowAndFrost Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   General Artist
Alright ^^ The tear ducts on this one just seem so small is all but I know that pictures dont do anything justice xD And my suit is a foam based with tearduct vision (Though the tear ducts are enlarged so I could breath better) while the one Im contracting for my mate is toony and Id honestly say the vision isnt too much different. But maybe thats just me ^^
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They're bigger than they look in the photos. It's something I'm hoping to get feedback on too, when I do get this guy a home. That way I know for sure how my masks stack up on things like vision and ventilation compared to others. Since I've only worn masks of my own making, I can't judge against others like Clockwork or Beetlecat. I know I've gotten better on quality, comfort, vision and ventilation, but I only have my own stuff to judge by. :>

I thought the suits with the large, toony eyes would have a lot better vision. Huh, interesting to know!
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ShadowAndFrost Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
Well they look fantastic! I figured the picture had skewed some things and Im sure it all works just fine, Im honestly surprised you havent found him a home yet! If i could afford it Id take him off your hands since he has a striking resemblence to one of my wolf pup characters xD And Ive also only worn my own suits so I cant say all toony eye'd ones work the same. I suppose he has a slightly wider field of vision, but the plasic material I used is a slight pain to see out of since I couldnt find buckram. He should do just fine with it though because he is used to delfecting swords while wearing mesh-like masks during fencing xD

Theres also another maker on here that told me that tear duct vision can be BETTER than toony if its done right. I suppose its because some toony eyes only utilize the pupils and iris for vision.
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm, if only the pupil, or the pupil and iris are used in a toony suit, and the eyes aren't set close to the wearer's eyes, yeah, I could see tear duct vision being better. I try to put the vision ports as close to the eyes as possible, so that you get the widest view. We'll see what the owner of the wolf mask has to say, when he finds a home! :>
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ShadowAndFrost Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
Yep ^^ Good luck selling~
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HeavenlyOdyssey Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My god this is just incredible, I really hope this guy sells although from looking at it I don't think you'll struggle. This is exactly what awesome is
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the kind words! :>
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lokami-the-wolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly amazing! I wish you best of luck with the auction, and again, this head is so realistic! Truly mind-blowing job you've done there.
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, many thanks! :D
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lokami-the-wolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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pure-randomness Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
this mask is incredible! it's so detailed and well made and very realistic, i love it! the only flaw i noticed was the right eye appears to be squinting a little and makes the eyes a little off. well done!
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words and the critique! The eyes are off, and I was trying to figure out if it was because one got set wrong (I had a problem with the eye jamming in the socket and I couldn't free it before the glue set to fix it), if it was a flaw in the blank, or if I messed up on the eyelids. Looking at the pics of the blank they looked good there, so looks like maybe the culprit is the eyelid!
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pure-randomness Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
You are probably right, it seemed like the right eyelid was drooping down slightly so that's probably it. If that lid was opened like the left one, the mask would be perfect I think :)
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I also figured out that the mask is sitting crooked on the dummy. I straightened it out, and when I did so, it really appeared to be the eyelid, not the eye itself! Going to reshoot the front view and compare them, see if it helps. It's still off, but not nearly as bad as it looks (thank goodness!). :>
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pure-randomness Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
That's great news! I think the new photo will be an improvement to the look of the eye. glad you could fix that.
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I can fix part of it, at least. I was looking at the video and the WIP shots, and I just couldn't see the eyes that off. Then it hit me to check the placement of the head on the dummy. Then I felt like a dummy. For next time, though, I'm going to try some different eye and eyelid techniques. Still trying to improve the overall eye area, and expression. :>
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pure-randomness Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Well I'm sure you will get it perfect next time :)
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hope so! I want to improve with each project I work on. :>
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Tarunyada Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :la:
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks. :>
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Tarunyada Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :meow:
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