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Caracal 01

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Caracal skull upper; carved, inset with a carved bone oval, stained with walnut ink, and with a microcrystalline wax finish.

The fangs are chipped, and there were a few fragile parts that had to be repaired, but I think it came out well. It was scanned with the facial plane on the scanner glass, and though my scanner has a good depth of field (for a scanner), the back of the skull (uncarved) is dark and out of focus.

This was bought by the amazing Llyn Hunter. [link]
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BlackStatic-Kurone's avatar
Oh my gosh! Those fine details are beautiful!
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Nightshade-Nocturna's avatar
caracals are amazing animals! This piece is absolutely amazing!
Shizuku-Uzu's avatar
this is very lovely! you did a stunning job carving this. must be hard work!
fillgoven's avatar
how is this done D: its EPIC
DonSimpson's avatar
See here: [link]
Then, if you need more information, just send me a note. :)
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fatih35's avatar
excellent work..
Ellygator's avatar
Very powerful!
AvocadoArt's avatar
I really like the 'third eye' inserts. It's a wonderful idea.
DonSimpson's avatar
It helps put a central focus in skulls that have a strong central dividing line.
LuciusAppaloosius's avatar
No well-appointed longhouse should be without one! 7@=e
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xXBlackHeartWolfXx's avatar
cat skulls are creepy

but this is goregous

and I have a question

What kind of glue would you use to repair split teeth?
DonSimpson's avatar
Thank you. :)

I use cyanoacrylate (also known as Crazy Glue, though that's not the brand I use at the moment). Do not ignore the safety precautions if you use this stuff.

Wear eye protection, don't breath the fumes, have a solvent handy (I use acetone) in case it decides to glue your fingers together). And don't wear clothes you don't want possibly permanently glue-ified.
xXBlackHeartWolfXx's avatar
thanks for the info, I thought crazy glue but I wasn't sure if it would do damage. anyway, thanks again :D
DonSimpson's avatar
There may be better products for the purpose, but it's what I use.
StudioJsculpts's avatar
I love the details Don!!
DonSimpson's avatar
Thank you. :)

Details, whether visible or invisible (like subtleties of curvature, or the interrelations of proportions) are what make art good.
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Zhon's avatar
Beautiful as always!
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