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Ceramic (orion stout clay, yellow crystal matte, iron oxide stain), 2010
--Edit: I don't remember the name of the glaze on the band around the face!

This is from my first ever ceramics class, when I was a junior in high school. This is still my favorite of my ceramic pieces, and possibly my favorite piece of art by me of all media, and I think that's because the style of the mask sort of set the precedent that my art now follows. When I go at a certain material without any pre-conceived subject, my creations tend to have ancient, primal bearings; I semi-seriously (semi-jokingly?) refer to these as my "ancestral tappings" such as is the case with this piece-  the only parameters set were to make a mask. Enjoy!

EDIT: Thanks for the DD!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-08-08
Mask by liesorter

liesorter brings a unique style to his sculptures ( Featured by cakecrumbs )
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Judescreations Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this!
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! Congrats on the DD as well! You have really lovely crochet work. 
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Judescreations Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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AcrylicHeart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love all of the fine details of the leaves, and the way the lips are parted just slightly. It adds an air of elegance and mystery to the piece that I rather enjoy. :) (And I have to admit my fangirl senses went haywire because at first I thought this was based on a character from Naruto Shippuden like the nerd I am. xD) Wonderful work! This was definitely a well-deserved Daily Deviation. :)
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha the comment below this points out how it looks like the Second Hokage. I don't know much about Naruto, that's more my sister's department, but my interest has been growing as of recently. At the time of the making of this mask I had very little knowledge of Naruto, however. Also, thank you for the wonderful and thoughtful comment~ it's greatly appreciated! 
Mineki Neko Wave  
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AcrylicHeart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm catching up with the second series so it just kind of jumped out to me like that. xD If you look up Yamato Tenzou that's who I was referring to. ^^ And absolutely no problem! I adore masks of every kind and this was really quite excellently done. I honestly think it's not too overdone or understated, which is a little harder to come by with this type of medium. Believe me, the praise and feedback is well earned! ^^
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CRAZY-GRUMPIG-DUDE Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
OMFG :D you made this guy     media.animevice.com/uploads/0/…

It looks exactly like him XD 
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
OMG the second Hokage! I see it 
Kitty Dance 
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CRAZY-GRUMPIG-DUDE Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I know right XD Someone has finally completed the cos play for it :D
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edcomics Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I'm in the middle of a Naruto marathon, and that's the first thing I thought when I saw the thumbnail. The mask looks great. Checking out the rest of your gallery now. Nice stuff!
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :la:
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm so excited the feels 
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :) I bet! :D
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your DD! :heart:
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! Love 
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! It really is an honor!:happybounce: 
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Dragondud Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
good work :)
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liesorter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! 
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Seawhisped Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the lighting in the one. It captures the mystery of the mask.
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liesorter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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