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Weeping willow fox mask by DiardiWolf Weeping willow fox mask by DiardiWolf
The alders in the front line
Began the affray.
Willow and rowan tree
Were tardy in array.

~Part of Achren's riddle

My very first attempt in my life at weaving something.
I've never really kept myself busy with weaving stuff, be it straw, fabric, wool, or wood. I tried wire wrapping a few times, but it wasn't really my cup of tea either and I always ended up ragequitting.
I first wanted to make a basket, but although I found a tutorial with pictures and everything, I thought it was too complicated for a first try, so I decided to improvise something of my own.
This mask is fully improvised, and didn't require any planning ahead or designing before I started.

It is made out of weeping willow twigs, as I know some people who recently cut one down. I figured they wouldn't mind if I took some of the small twigs, they only use the bigger parts for firewood anyway.

Luckily, I'm not allergic to pollen. If I was, I would've died. There were pollen EVERYWHERE, covering everything around me. Man, it was a mess.
Though I'm not even in the least bit allergic to pollen, even my eyes were itching and my throat hurt after a while, which is saying something. (I felt like I was going to get a dust lung with all of those mini pieces of wood dust, tree bark and pollen flying around.xD)

The picture in the upper right corner is a close-up of the nose by the way, as you couldn't see it that well in the other pictures.

I worked an hour or 18 on this spread over 2 days, usually at night up until 3 or 4 AM as I don't have enough time to work on anything during the day.

It's a great wallhanger, and a reminder of one of my favorite trees. it can be worn, though it's not all that comfortable. Most certainly not if you're allergic to pollen or suffer from hay fever.:p
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Weeping willow fox mask by ~DiardiWolf This is made with weeping willow twigs, how unique! ( Suggested by PirateLotus-Stock and Featured by UnicornReality )
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Mr-Wolfification Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
i love it!, great job there!, keep up the good work :)
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adamdeldesert Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is stunningly beautiful, i love it sooooo much ^^
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Archaia Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   General Artist
Amazing! Vulpus and Willow combined, perfect!
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DoodleWithGlueGun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Really good!
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RainyDragonSunrise Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
it's a fox...that looks like a dragon...a dragon fox... O.O ...my deepest respects to you, good fellow...
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archangel1012345 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh~!!! so kewl~!!! lolz at first, though, i thought it was a dragon at first glance, but it's verry much a fox XD im so stupid XD sorry -.-\\
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doraleepee Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :love:
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sweetishbeast Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Whoa CREEPY. Like some wickerman-blair-witch-voodoo creepy shit. wicked :chainsaw:
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SpagettiFox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool!!!!!!!!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god. That is wonderful! Such a beautiful weaving.
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