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Fall theme Red fox skull by tourmaline-83 Fall theme Red fox skull by tourmaline-83
A real red fox skull that I carved and painted. The jaws are tied on with waxed linen thread and have mother of pearl nugget shell and glass beads. Missing one upper incisor and the canines on the left side are split but are in no danger of coming apart or falling out (unless you, say, use the skull for tennis practice, lol)

Not for sale (I love it... a lot)
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brub0021 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014

Also, I am interested in doing a commission. I would like to use a wolf skull from a wolf a trapped. I would like it to look like this fox skull, but heavy on the outdoorsy feel. The oak leaves are perfect. How long will it take you, and should I process the skull first, or do you prefer to boil and bleach them yourself?  

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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
First off thanks for the lovely comments :)
I've actually had this little fox skull for so long that I might keep it. It's probably the first work that really got me rolling in this type of art. But I definitely am interested in doing a commission for you. Perhaps we could trade my work for a wolf skull? If you have two available, of course. And I don't mind if you clean them yourself ;)
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brub0021 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Sounds great! Drop me an email and we can work out the details. brub0021@umn.edu
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brub0021 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014

This is so unbelievably beautiful. I am a trapper from Northern Minnesota. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing some trading for a finished product, for some raw materials. I have skulls from just about every animal imaginable. To be honest I have more than I know what to do with. Usually I just throw them back into the woods. Currently I have timber wolf, coyote, porcupine, skunk, beaver (as many as you would like), bobcat, fisher, otter, pine marten, fox, raccoon, deer, moose, muskrat and some large raptors. If you are looking for a particular skull I can always target that species for you. Let me know if you are interested, and keep up the amazing work!

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Featherthefurry Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist
that is absly beautiful!
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Thank you!
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Featherthefurry Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist
*absolutely darn it! this annoying keyboard >.<
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TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Wow amazing work. Um weird question, how much would a plan white fox skull be?
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I've got a red fox that has a crack in the cranium behind the eye but is otherwise in good shape. $13 shipped?
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TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
 At the moment I do not have the funds for a skull, however thank your for the information.
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Sure thing. Get back to me if you want anything later down the road. I might have what you need.
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TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Will do, and thank you again. ^_^
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
This is absolutely stunning! The detail is just mind blowing! I featured it here: [link]
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Aw, thanks so much for featuring my skull on your page! <3
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Akito-Aki Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I love your work!
Is this piece still for sale?
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
I had someone who was interested and was going to start payments at the start of this year but I haven't heard from her. I will contact her to see if she's still interested and let you know :)
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Akito-Aki Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Thanks a bunch. I love the designs, I think it is a masterpiece. If it is still up for the taking, I would be more than happy to buy it from you :)
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Alrighty, I heard back from the other person and she is unable to get it at this time. So if you still want it, it's yours ^^ Are you located in the US?
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Akito-Aki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I am indeed :)
Would I need to pay for it in full, or in payments?
Also, how much is shipping? :D
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Which would you prefer? I can do either. And shipping will probably be around $4, unless you want insurance which is probably only another dollar or two more.
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artskulls Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
great work
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Shadyufo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Like I said on FH&B, stunning work!
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Likewise to you! Are you having success on etsy? Just curious. :)
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Shadyufo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty good actually! I've sold a ton of my painted skulls on there and gotten commissions for more. Plus I sell off all my extra dead stuff and pieces I decide I don't need anymore. :) You should definitely set up a shop there if you haven't already!
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aliceinsane Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
let me know when you can start shipping to Aus. :)
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I do hope one day to be able to ship worldwide. I know I'd have much greater potential to sell things. :)
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clearbells Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
You never fail to impress :D PMing you
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StrongBear Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
THat is beautiful.
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DemonicaArtClub Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesomeness :)
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DemonKitsuneOfNight Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, that is just stunning!
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Tolarus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
These are all so beautiful! I love them! I must say, you have a very unique choice of medium and do some incredible work on it. Keep it up!
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Thank you! I've always had a fascination with skulls and when I began looking for other examples of artwork done on skulls that's when I really decided to jump into it ^^
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TheChaosDragoness Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL :iconiwantitplz:
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Thank you! ^^ <3
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TheChaosDragoness Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YW :D
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Diachan12 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
AMAZING!
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Thank you so much!
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Diachan12 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
No problem! ^^
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
More fine stuff. This is delightful.
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Thank you so much! I was afraid to paint this one at first for fear of ruining it LoL!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
There's always that danger, but we have to keep on doing and learning. :)
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You know, if you keep doing work like this, it would make a glorious gallery showing.
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I definitely plan to keep going! ;) I love sharing this kind of artwork with others (and try to make some money at it as well, humble artist that I am LoL).
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! I look forward to seeing future works!
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