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Black Aggie by undead-medic Black Aggie by undead-medic
My most recent mask project. At least it started as a mask, it somehow ended up being a whole head.

Made this because I didn't want to be walking around RMFC next month looking like a douche with just a tail or something, and since I'm not a fursuiter either the logical thing was to do what I do anyway and make some kind of mask. And since skulls are my thing, this happened.

It was going to be a deer or dog skull initially because those are mostly what I have on hand for reference. But it morphed into a somewhat stylized bird skull instead because pretty much nobody does birds whereas everyone and their cousin does dogs and wolves. That and I didn't want to look like I was trying to copy Breynz (this amazing suit [link]), because I'm not a loser and that was never the intention.

The visibility inside it is quite good, the nostrils are breathable so you don't suffocate inside and the back opens and closes with hidden snaps.
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WIP:
[link]

Materials:
Paper, cardboard, duct tape, paper mache, black screen mesh, ski mask thing, sew-in snaps, black thread, black fabric, felt, hot glue, acrylic paint, satin finish spray, rooster feathers
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:icondragonholder411:
dragonholder411 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous <3
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014   General Artist
Many thanks!
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sanctimonialis Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome  job :) I love the "own eyes" masks. Congrats for this masterpiece! 
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   General Artist
Many thanks! The eyes are blacked out so you can't see the wearer's eyes but it could quite easily be converted into an own eyes mask. :]
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EyesofMercury Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Hey :) I am a third year animator in London currently producing my major film. I was wondering if I could get permission to 'use' your mask as inspiration for one of my deadlier characters. It is beautiful and creepy and would be absolutely perfect for him. This is a link to my showreel with short clips of previous work if you're interested: vimeo.com/84610820

Hope to hear from you soon  :)

Leena
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   General Artist
Go ahead! That would be great =] Thanks for asking and good luck with your film!
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:iconcaptainsaviathan:
CaptainSaviathan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
do you do commissions on these? if so how much? c:
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
Sent you a note :3
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:iconbeezee-art:
BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Holy cow this is amazing!
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconarkarti:
Arkarti Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student
awesome! I love this mask (:
how did you get the skull  so smooth?
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   General Artist
Lots of layering and blending :3
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:iconarkarti:
Arkarti Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student
oh ok :D
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:icondragon-princess08:
Dragon-princess08 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is incredible!! I Absolutely love the detail :D
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconinstilledphear:
InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm absolutely floored by how realistic the skull is in terms of color and sheen. Impressive work!
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   General Artist
Many many thanks! I appreciate it, I'm glad you think so :3
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:iconbuck-the-corgi:
Buck-The-Corgi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O>O DEM FEATHERS!
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:icontwistedterrace:
TwistedTerrace Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I remember you dearie :) Wonderful WONDERFUL piece of art you have here!
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
Many many thanks :3! And your suit was one of my favorite ones of the whole con.
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:icontwistedterrace:
TwistedTerrace Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconhurrplz: Really?? Thanks!! :tighthug: Yours was actually one of my favorites as well :D Like seriously in my top 5. I'm a skull person too, and I love ravens. Or whatever this creature may be >.>
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
Eeeeee! :la::hug: and yup it's a raven more or less, I'm gonna be a pheasant skullbird in 2013.
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TwistedTerrace Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SHWEET! I'm trying to make it back to RMFC in 2013, but I'm not sure I'll have the money. Might have to drive this time, so we won't have to pay for shipping and plane tickets. You wouldn't happen to go to FC, would ya?
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
Perhaps you could take a train or a bus since that's cheaper than flying? I took a greyhound from Grand Junction to Denver and back and it was only $100 for the round trip, it sucked because it was such a long drive but it was affordable. Amtrak is even cheaper if you can get the tickets early enough (like four or five months in advance) so that's what I'll do in 2013.

Ffffff I want so badly to go to FC since some of my friends will be there but I won't be able to do it unfortunately :[
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:icontwistedterrace:
TwistedTerrace Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:[ BAWLS. That's a good idea though, I'll ask my parental units, they like to go too XD Parents that love furries FTW.
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   General Artist
Awww yeah! XD be on the lookout for three Victorian-dressed skull birds cause that'll be me and my peeps.
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bakuragirl4 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
So awsome! Totally love it! :D I would really like such a mask! ^^ Maybe with feet, wings and tail with it.
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
I'll be taking commissions for these soon, once I figure out how I'll go about doing wings and tails and feet to go with it I might take commishes for partials :)
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:iconbakuragirl4:
bakuragirl4 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
really cool :D I have to think about it, because I'm making costumes myself too. And I like alot of things, so I have a list with about 10 costumes already ^^" I know I can't afford making them all, so I have to choose. But this just looks SO damn cool, I am putting it on the list. It might be I'm not choosing it. But if I do you'll hear from me ^^
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TheDarknessDash Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOOOAAAAAAAHHHHHHEWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!! :iconepicclapplz: :iconohgodplz: LOOOVEEEEEEEE!!!
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! :3
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TheDarknessDash Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yyywww!!!!
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:iconsephinta:
Sephinta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's gorgeous! Seriously, this has got to be one of my favorite masks. <3
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much :3!
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely amazing omg you should consider selling something like this :D
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Many thanks! I do plan on taking commissions for these, I'm doing a set of three for me and some friends so then I'll have more examples and open commissions on here as well as furaffinity and maybe furbuy :3
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
That'll be awesome! Unfortunately I can't afford to purchase one of my own, and am making my own partial anyway of my fursona ^^; But I wish you the best of luck when you're all set up for commissions!
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sryates Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This seems very occult like I like it, makes me think of an 'Ao no Exorcist' demon.
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsryates:
sryates Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Have you thought about any glow effects to give it more of an ethereal "undeath" or will you keep it more empty soulless appearance?
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
I might try LEDs in a future one to give the eyes a creepy green glow.
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:iconsryates:
sryates Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome.
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:iconsqualled-101:
squalled-101 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god this is amazing! I love how you did the skull! does the mouth/jaw move? ^^
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Thank you muchly ^_^ it doesn't, but my next ones will have moving jaws.
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:iconsqualled-101:
squalled-101 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol np ^^ and thats cool ^^ i cant wait to see more!
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I distinctly remember this from RMFC 2012! I still adore this, wonderful concept and execution!
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it, and if you go to RMFC 2013 be looking for more skullbirds because some friends and I will be debuting three new ones. :3
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Plan on being there! Might possibly be dealing. :D Will keep an eye out for more skull-birds- I love them. :D
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
I'll be on the lookout for your table if you end up dealing :D and lol I almost bought one of your prints in the art show this year but ran out of dough on the last day, I'll probably end up getting something next time.
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I should be easy to spot, just look for the obnoxious hyena. ;D As far as prints go, I always offer them, so you can contact me for one at any time. They usually only sell at shows, but I do offer them year 'round. :>
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