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Yes, I'm open for sculpture commissions~

Note or email me for an estimate, I don't bite. :3
I mostly price things by size, followed by complexity. For example, a 4' iguanodon running on one foot would be more than a 4' crocodile standing on all fours. A 4' velociraptor covered in feathers would be more than either, particularly if the feathers weren't something easily obtainable or had to be sculpted.

Things I need to know:

Species or reference
Is it the whole creature, half, or a bust?
Open or closed mouth?
Is it going outside?
Do you want a base(a small, basic base is included in the price estimate for anything that obviously needs one, like anything standing on one or two legs), if so that's a separate estimate.
Position(if you aren't sure, I can sketch samples)
Colors(Again, I can do samples.)

Payment: I can take personal checks or PayPal, and I start work once I have half down as a deposit. The remaining amount is due after completion and once I have the exact shipping price.


FYI: Most feathers are illegal to possess in the US, even things like blue jay feathers. Only domestic or non-native bird parts are allowed. Chickens, of course, are the easiest to find and come in an amazing range of colors and patterns(although it isn't always easy to find skins of rarer breeds), they can also be dyed. There's also quail, pigeons, starlings, grouse, pheasants, peafowl, parrots, etc.


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Alkyoney Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello random person! Have a llama -^^-
DancingVulture Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy smokes, your work is to die for!!
NikTiberius Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I am just taken away by your art! WOW!! :heart: You are one of the most amazing artists I have ever seen!! 
badassbonestaxidermy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YOU are the COOLEST! I had always wanted to be a paleontologist when I was younger. Though I love bones and fossils, what better way than to see the creature in the flesh! I eventually got interested in taxidermy, working with modern animals of course. I have never ran into someone who, in a way, does taxidermy with dinosaurs! These really are the COOLEST! Kudos! I hope you find your way into a career that greatly rewards you for your wonderful work. A museum could definitely use you to create life-size and life-like models of our lizard, mammal, and birdie ancestors! 
Book-Rat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Aww, thanks. ^^
That's pretty much exactly how I started; the taxidermy bit came before the dinosaurs and gives a unique perspective(particularly the importance of minimizing weight). It's a lot of fun to depict them as actual animals rather than the movie monsters people think of at the word 'dinosaur', hopefully I'll be able to keep at it for a long time. :3
MonstrositiesNZ Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love your stuff! Wow! All the dino-birds! Incredible.
Kirin-Hunter Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
gaspwow!Your sculptures are AMAZING!!!! Im going look properly tru your gallery now!
Mythee Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't have a tumblr, right? Mind if I give you some publicity by blogging your stuff if that's the case? xD With links to your DA n' all
Book-Rat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I actually do have a Tumblr. O:
I tried to resist, but now I'm addicted to it...
Rexyf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just going to be short and sweet with this, otherwise I'll just end up gushing endlessly.
Your work is fantastic, and incredibly realistic. I have now added you to my watchlist. Have a great day. :)
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