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Offline RTTingle

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A different kind of art... masks!
« on: January 28, 2013, 06:22:41 AM »
Not the art that really fits here... but something cool to show off none the less.

Started doing leather masks.  Something I been wanting to do a long, long, long time and finally got it going.  Have about a dozen masks made so far.  Most of them are the Green Hornet and Lone Ranger style masks.  Played around with a few other designs.  Did a Catwoman style for my fiance's niece.  Just finished a Nightwing mask and starting a Bayonetta mask at a friends request.  Let me know what ya'll think.







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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 10:05:42 AM »
those look pretty great!

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 04:06:05 PM »
Pff. These fit here better than Ponies ever did.


Amazing work, RTT. Good fun! How are you putting these together?

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 01:30:59 AM »
Vegetable tanned leather is the material used.  First a pattern is picked.  Next, it is soaked in hot water for a minute.  The mask is then cut out and is then a single piece of leather that is dried, formed and shaped until desired results achieved (The time consuming part!).  Then finally painted and decorated.

I've seen some amazing masks made and in awe of the crafters ability.  Starting with simple hero masks first and slowly working my skill up... but I hope to be doing some amazing stuff, like what I've seen.

The best thing about the masks is they are incredibly sturdy and that they will last a lifetime!  Once dried, they become incredibly stiff.  Which gave me an idea!  Instead of using holes and tie offs in the back with cords, etc... I've made half the masks wearable like a pair of glasses with temple wraps.  The eye masks still look better with cords however.

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 05:00:02 AM »

Lone Ranger style mask, still in progress.  I have plans for this one.  Needs paint still, then to send it away to a friend I haven't kept up with lately as a surprise.  Have 2 others I painted purple for a friend who likes the Riddler.  Purple is too dark, but I still like them none the less.


Bayonetta butterfly mask, still in progress.  Request from a friend.  Not much shaping to it, mostly flat.  Came out a bit too rough for my tastes, may do it gain.


Nightwing's original mask, still in progress.  Request from a friend.  Another flat mask, with a little molding.  Really liked how it came out.


Nightwing's most recent mask, still in progress.  Request from a friend.  A lot of molding on this one.  Not quite what I wanted, but still good none the less and he was thrilled with it.

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 12:42:58 AM »
These are cool RTT, thanks for sharing.

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 09:22:25 AM »
those look pretty great!

Thanks, I'm really enjoy making them.  Even getting asked by some friends and others to make masks for them, looking forward tot he challenges.

These are cool RTT, thanks for sharing.

Thanks, my pleasure to share.  I had the opportunity to make a few more.  I also discovered spirit gum does work on leather! 

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Now some masks for the ladies...



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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 02:11:54 AM »
These are interesting. The edges are so clean cut, especially on some of the more complex designs. Nice work. :cool:

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 04:18:49 PM »
These are interesting. The edges are so clean cut, especially on some of the more complex designs. Nice work. :cool:

Thanke' FF.  I appreciate that.  I've become much better with the cuts and that is just picking up little tips and such on technique from others.  I've learned quite a bit and it's amazing how the smallest change can make a world of difference.  Some sanding of the leather also helps.  Looking at my first mask, and my lastest mask - its a huge difference.  So much so I'm redoing the Butterfly mask.  My friend loves it, but knowing I can provide better for her makes me want to do so.

Speaking of, here is what I've done lately.


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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 10:08:03 PM »
BTW... if anyone is interested...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TreasureCoastMasks

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2013, 06:17:29 PM »
Just some fun pictures of the Marsh Monster Mask...




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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 01:30:30 PM »
Those are some really well done masks, RT...Bravo!

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2013, 06:10:52 AM »
Some new hero inspired stuff.  :)

AMAZING!


Intergalactic Planetary


Alchemy L79


Some other masks, trying to up my game a little.

Stocking Stalkings


Aoibhinn


Secret Dreams


Heart of Love
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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2013, 06:42:05 AM »
Sweet work man. I honestly wish I had a use for one of these, they look really well done.

This is only minor quibble, but you might want to make some smaller thumbnails and link to the bigger images. I have a widescreen laptop and I'm having to move the post around to see the whole masks.

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2013, 06:34:59 PM »
Thanks Tomato! 

Nice tip by the way... much better on the screen I would imagine.

I try to keep the masks affordable, under $50 so people can buy them guilt free.  In fact, thinking of dropping the costs of all the eye masks to $25.  Most of the masks are $30 and only the new ones are $40.  Nothing hitting $50 yet.

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2013, 08:54:08 PM »
How the heck did I miss this the first time?  Rich, these are great!  I really like the die-cut on the Aoibhinn and the Huntress and Nightwing ones look very sharp.  Very VERY nice.

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2013, 02:38:20 AM »
The latest masks...













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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2013, 05:37:17 AM »
These are pretty fantastic.  I love the intricate detailing on the steam punk inspired ones

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2013, 02:56:26 AM »
You have an amazing talent here RTT, I'm really impressed with these.

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2013, 02:48:05 AM »
These are awesome! I'm in awe of people who can create art in the real world.

I'll have to go through your catalogue properly when I get home, I reckon.
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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2013, 03:26:49 AM »
BTW folks... 25% off this weekend in celebration of SDCC2013.  So nows a great time to grab a mask or custom order one  :)

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2013, 04:10:54 AM »
Newest mask this weekend... Damian Wayne's Robin.


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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2014, 06:00:44 AM »
Been awhile and lots of new masks to show off, but I thought I'd display this one first.  A few possibilities for this mask with just a few little changes.
Enchantress...
Scarlet Witch...
Polaris...


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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2014, 04:20:53 PM »
ooo... very nice.  I thought "Enchantress" the moment I saw it.

Glad to see more of your work RTT.  These are so cool.
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Cyrano De'B, a Venetian style decorated half mask.
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ďAnd what is a kiss, specifically? A pledge properly sealed, a promise seasoned to taste, a vow stamped with the immediacy of a lip, a rosy circle drawn around the verb 'to love.' A kiss is a message too intimate for the ear, infinity captured in the bee's brief visit to a flower, secular communication with an aftertaste of heaven, the pulse rising from the heart to utter its name on a lover's lip: 'Forever.Ē
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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2015, 04:06:17 AM »
Something new...

Kombatant Skorpion...







And this is the mask being worn at Florida Supercon...


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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2015, 01:37:07 PM »
That is just too cool!

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Re: A different kind of art... masks!
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2015, 05:32:02 PM »
Whoa! Awesome!