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Journal Entry: Mon Jun 20, 2011, 5:11 PM

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:bulletred: If you are interested in masks then this club is for you.

:bulletred: TO JOIN
If you are a past member you will have to join again by clicking on the join button at the top of the club's page. Same goes for new members.

:bulletred: RULES & HOW TO SUBMIT

Only members can submit to The-Mask-Club's gallery. To submit just click on contribute. Please submit into the 2012 mask submissions folder. Then select what mask deviation you would like to submit, then click on submit and then done. There is a limit of two submissions per week. Please submit a varity and not the same mask over and over again. Thank you. All new submissions are voted in. If declined that means you don't have any visible mask in the deviation or the submission is already in the group's gallery. You may suggest deviations to the-mask-club:'s gallery. They will also be voted in. All Favorites will be selected by the founder.


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It is not known who has made the first masks or even when or why, maybe it was to disguise themselves while hunting or to frighten their enemy on the battlefield.
The earliest known reference to mask use is found in a southern France cave. It is to believed to have been painted around 20,000 BC. The art depicts a human masked in deer skin and antlers.
In religious rituals they have been used to insure a good harvest or a safe hunt or to ward off evil. Some cultures believe that the person wearing a mask is transformed into the character of the mask.
The earliest dramatic use of masks that we know about was in Greece. Masked singers and dancers represented the gods, satyrs, and other mythical beings.  
Over four thousand years ago the early Chinese made terrifying and ferocious clay masks with fangs and gaping mouths which represented demons and monsters, creatures of the spirit world.
Half masks, covering the eyes and nose were used by Italian clowns in the 1500's. They are still seen at masquerade parties and costume balls.
Super heroes such as Spider-man, Zorro and Batman wore masks.
Many sports such as baseball, fencing, hockey, etc... wear protective masks.


*MASK - n. (Fr. masque, a mask, visor, Ar. maskharah, a buffoon.)
:bulletred:  1.    A covering for the face or part of the face to conceal or disguise the identity.
:bulletred:   2.    Anything that conceals or disguises; as, a mask of snow on the ground.
:bulletred:   3.    A party, carnival, etc. where masks are worn; a masquerade: often spelled masque.
:bulletred:   4.    A person wearing a mask; a masker.
:bulletred:   5.    A likeness of a person's face, or face and neck; specifically, (a) a sculptured or molded likeness of the face; as, a death mask is a cast of the face made soon after death; (b) a grotesque or comic representation of a face worn to amuse or frighten, as at Halloween; a false face; (c) a sculptured head or face, often grotesque, used as an ornament on a building, gargoyle, etc.; (d)  a figure of a head worn on the stage by an ancient Greek or Roman actor to identify a character and amplify the voice.
:bulletred:   6.     A protective covering for the face or head, as a wire screen, metal shield, or respirator (gas mask).
:bulletred:   7.     The  face or head of a fox, dog, etc.
:bulletred:   8.     Something serving to conceal artillery, military operations, etc. from observation; a piece of camouflage.
:bulletred:   9.     An opaque border used to cover unwanted parts of a photograph or to alter it's shape.
:bulletred:   10.   A masque. (see definitions 1. and 2.)
:bulletred:   11.   In zoology, a mask like formation about the head, as the enlarged lower lip of a dragonfly larva.

"The Man In The Iron Mask" a noted prisoner of state during the reign of Louis XIV, who wore a black mask which was never removed in the presence of any one, and whose identity has never been definitely established.

*Reference, my old 1979
WEBSTER'S NEW UNIVERSAL UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this group please send me a note. Thank you, Heidi-V-Art


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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I recently made a mask, but I don't do it often enough to become a member of this group. Are you interested in having this in your gallery?
riverraven.deviantart.com/art/…
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Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Photographer
I requested your deviation to be added to The-Mask-Club's 2016 folder. All you would need to do is accept the request. Thanks so much and have a great day! :D
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Arkants Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2016
Looking to have the Guy Fawkes mask from V for Vendetta built, of anyone is up to the task please send me a note. 
www.gunaxin.com/wp-content/upl…
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DaraGallery Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Some useful info for those using dA to promote their work:

daragallery.deviantart.com/jou…
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julienace Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
thanks for add ;)
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:iconheidi-v-art:
Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
You are so welcome! :D
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Kandissdoll Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Thank you for accepting my work!
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:iconheidi-v-art:
Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
You are welcome! :D
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sofie-x Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
Hi everybody. I have to make a mask. Anybody know how make a easy mask? DIY MASK.
Thanks! Wink/Razz 
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