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Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask by Namingway Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask by Namingway
I realize that plague doctors are more of a Renaissance/medieval thing, but the motif has continued up through the ages through Carnival...including during the 19th century. So here's a steampunk version! This mask was entirely hand sculpted and painted. A figure of Death with a scythe flanks each cheek, and a skeletal raven or crow is emblazoned on the forehead. Bot h the bird and the 'glasses' have a clockwork motif. This mask is about 9 inches from forehead to chin and 6 inches wide.

This mask has sold, but I do accept commissions if you want something similar.
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MyGreenApplePhotos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
that is amazing!!!
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ImYourBeautifulNote Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Just amazing!
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TheEdgeOfTheUniverse Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How did you make this mask? I really want to learn how to make these, but I can't really find any methods through Google.
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Both steampunk and plague doctor at once...Could there be a finer combination?
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LavenderIllustration Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
The textures in this mask are absolutely amazing. Beautiful work!
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LetsAllBeNuerotic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
OMFG that is fuckin EPIC! :O :D :love:
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Alecperfectinsanity Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
This is so fantastic! How much would something similar be?
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:iconnamingway:
Namingway Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
The original sold for $250, plus shipping. If you are interested, I could do something similar for the same price.
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:icontimthescarecrow:
TimTheScarecrow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
thats beautiful.
ever since i saw trailers for assassins creed brotherhood ive been wanting one of these.
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DarkchildImaginarium Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's gorgeous! I entwine a lot of renaissance/medieval into my steampunk so this mask is right up my alley!
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CarcinoViolinist Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
These masks of yours are really quite beautiful..
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:iconnocolourlikered:
Nocolourlikered Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Awesome! :D
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spacerocketbunny Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
this is beautiful!
Lovely lovely work!
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chibigoose Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Thats Amazing!
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:iconrakaseth:
Rakaseth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, that's so great. I had a plague-doctor theme for a costume party last year, and this totally blows mine away XD
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:iconmithy91:
Mithy91 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Oh this is gorgeous, I adore steampunk and especially plague doctors. <3
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
"Black plague? Nay, sir, this is against the plague of RUST!"
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kurtjp Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Me gusta.
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is a great version!
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Waku9897 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
This mask is amazing. The Plague Doctor is quite a symbol in Italy's history. Poveglia...
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Revolution-Nein Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student General Artist
That's amazing. Plague doctors and steampunk are both very awesome, visual subjects, but I never would have thought to combine them. Your combination works perfectly and, in fact, conjures up thoughts of an alternate universe where the two time periods coincided. Wonderful work.
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FriendlyEvilOverlord Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Plague Doctors are awesome, Steampunk is awesome.

I can feel reality tearing itself apart due to the sheer epicosity.
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Kahtra-DAdino Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i want one! T_T
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dragonariaes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautifully done.
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DomeniiNebunie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Gorgeous!
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Beadmask Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is fabulous -- ornate, and absolutely original.
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Frau-Schwarz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. It looks really wonderful.
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LerikaOsaki Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
I thought of Assassin's Creed)
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aurora-crow Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome mask!
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petloaf Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
This is just AMAZING! Im at this very second working on a zombie plague doctor mask for my local Zombie Walk and had planned afterward to develop a plague doctor steampunk outfit and this is exactly the kind of detail and shape i would want for it. Its beautiful.
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tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very nice!
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CicadaYear Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooow, this is amazing!
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Nimbuschick Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Epic.
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batpez1138 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I love it
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got2bheard Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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Craydilly Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
it looks kind of like a commedia mask.
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:iconleprowler:
leprowler Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconsar617:
sar617 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i want this.
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kawaiiJA Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
uwahh! i wish i had money! so cool!
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is COOL!!!! This must have taken you a good long while!
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I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Epic mask! The Black Death has always fascinated me for some reason....... Your mask is a lovely tribute.
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
morbid in it's creative manner.
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XSONOHX Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks great, keep up the good work.
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wewillburyyou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ohmygod, you're so incredibly talented! i love how this looks!
it's stunning!

great job!
/and if i had money, i'd buy it, haha
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bewareofturtles Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
This is awesome! Legit~ Wish I had 250 dollars this is amazing.
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