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Dark Bobcat by DonSimpson Dark Bobcat by DonSimpson
Carved bobcat skull, set with a bone bead. India ink stain; microcrystalline wax finish; added cord with two large, old, Tibetan bone beads; jaw hinged with artificial sinew to open and close. About 5-1/5 inches long.
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Taigas-den Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You sold this at Further Confusion? Oh Mai Gawd more reasons for me to get my butt out to that con.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
It's getting harder for me to sell at FurCon, but I may be able to do next year's.

I think Dark Natasha got this one.
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Taigas-den Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's a beautiful person and I have quite a few of her prints ^^ Well, I hope to see you at any con! If not, I'll definitely find some way to buy a piece from you
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Well, I'll look forward to selling you one, then. :)
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JOCAPS Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
WISE!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
:)
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I really like this, but I'd probably end up breaking it by making it 'talk'. :giggle:
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
It sold almost immediately at Further Confusion.

Break it with 'talking'? Probably. For a lot of talking, it would need a springy hinge, and maybe be on a staff (or at least a stick) with a lever. Hmmm. There are possibilities....
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
No surprise there, it's nice.

I don't know how big bobcats are- I thought I'd just put my fingers in it somehow.

Then we'd travel around putting on Sunday school shows for small children...:giggle:
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
:)

This is a large bobcat, the skull is about 5-1/2 inches long. I think it would be possible to hold it and manipulate the jaw, just using one hand. But it would likely be awkward.

I have a friend who does magic and puppet shows for children. I suspect he would not use Bob, The Dead Cat. :giggle:
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Hmm. I'll just put in an order of extra finger joints and it should be fine.

Maybe he wouldn't, but I think Billy Bone Bobcat and I could widen the eyes of children everywhere!

And then dampen them.

And then redden them...:D
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Yes, I think you could. :omg: :eyepopping: :no: :sniff: :fear: :tears: :stare:

Hmmmmm. I must consider this. I may have to make....
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
:nod:

Oooooooh, doitdoitdoit! :eager:
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Meanwhile: [link]
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tourmaline-83 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Very, very good. I like that color :)
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Thank you. :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! I remember we had a convo about a carved skull for me at some time. I'm still interested!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Yes, we did (you liked Bobcat X, and wanted something similarly feline and spirally). I made some lists to try and keep me reminded of all the people who have made inquiries and what they want, because it's too much to fit into my head, and you are on them (I just dug them out and checked). I probably need to add a list of things wanted, and who want them, and post it over my workbench. :(
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, but lots of interest and inquiries is good!!! I am not going anywhere, so please don't feel rushed in any way. Just wanted to let you know I was still happy to commission you - on your time though. After all, art should be joy and not a chore!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Yes, they are! :D And, yes, I'm not doing art as a chore, so I shouldn't make it one.

Still, losing track of people's requests seems so impolite. I will think on this.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! And I am glad!
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Vertebra-p Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Refined, absolutely beautiful!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Thank you. :) :) :)
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RedWolfmoon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Yeah... I really dig the staining.

The Ribcage look is cool.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Yeah, I think it came out pretty well. The ribcage look came from going for supporting struts that radiated from the center but curved and tapered in an organic way, and... that ended up looking like ribs. :D
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Raptor85 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do want! :heart: Its soo amazingly gorgoues!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Yep; it sold almost immediately. :)
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Raptor85 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you get hold of all the skulls? ;o
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I get skulls from several places: The Bone Room [link] (a store in my area), taxidermists I have found on deviantART (such as Zhon and Morrokko), eBay, people (including myself) who find them in the wild, and people who get them from unknown places and have me carve them.
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Raptor85 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool :D ^^
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