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SANYO Electric Co. Ltd.
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T1496
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Nov 4, 2012, 8:38:13 AM
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Araripesuchus by Book-Rat Araripesuchus by Book-Rat
Done~ :D
Lifesize araripesuchus Wegeneri. [link]


The coloring is based mostly on juvenile dwarf crocodiles with a little bit of mugger crocodile influence on the face.

Reminder: Crocodilians do not produce green pigment!
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Axeletta Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, gosh, this is fantastic :3
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Mythee Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way... who is buying these?
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Book-Rat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
... OTZ

I... uh, took over a large shed over in my moms' backyard.
It is probably the most paleontologically educational shed in all of Florida. :D
I should set up a sign in her front yard: Dinosaur Shed, $1 admittance! It could be awesome.
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Mythee Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1$ admittance is so little, and yet, it sounds catchy and irresistible. XD Have you sent in photos of your work to museums n' stuff? o3o Maybe you could go to a 'con and sell them... I know that much less epic, huge, realistic statues sell for hundreds at conventions. I'd price your stuff at like... 500$-2000$, at least. Idk how much museums buy stuff for. Maybe much more. 8D

Dannng, I want to visit your dinosaur exhibit and bring friends n shenanigannnssss
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Book-Rat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
A fossil dealer ended up picking them all up. :D It's possible I might get some commissions now as well. *dances*
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Mythee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait what
But
BUT
HOW MUCH DID THEY BUY THEM FOR D8 *SADFACE* I wanted to see them... ;u;

OTHER THAN THAT YESSS, COMMISSIONS <33 YOU BETTER GET THEM! >D Your talent is the talent that will pierce the heavens! YUSSHHHH
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Book-Rat Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   General Artist
Some of them might be in museums now, I don't know. O:

IT'S SO GREAT, I WAKE UP AND MAKE DINOSAURS NOW. :D I hope I can do this forever.
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Mythee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT! He bought them to resell them? This stuff is worth a LOT, like at least a thousand per piece and sometimes ten times that, so I really hope you didn't get ripped off Q^Q

THAT'S GREAT THOUGH DREAM PROFESSION >O I HOPE TO GET THERE SOME DAY
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Book-Rat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   General Artist
I don't mind for now, have to get my name out there somehow. *__*

HAVE YOU FOUND YOURS YET? O:
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Demorta Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
took me to look twice to realise this wasn't a real animal!
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Book-Rat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
Heh, thanks~! :D
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13anana Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, amazing work!
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome! :omfg: It's just wonderful! :nod: I read below you're trying to sell your models, and just wondering, but what would you ask for this one:? And I hear you can't get them sold, but maybe you could try to sell it to museums... (Especially museums in Argentina might have some interest in this model ;))
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Book-Rat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
Thanks~ ^^
Ideally, probably $4-500 considering the time and materials. I've been looking at some museums, but either they're super cheap roadside things, don't do dinosaurs and such, or are well above my skill level so I can't bring myself to contact them. OTZ (And fear of rejection, that's slowed me down a bit too. Stupid reason, but we're all our own worst critics. I'll get over it when my boss finally gets fed up with my growing hoard of prehistoric beasties and orders them gone)
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if that works for you, but maybe you could try in the Netherlands... Our natural history museums are not that large as those in the USA, but not small roadside things either. Probably the kind of museums you're looking for, but it might be a little far away... :worry:
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LittleHouseOfMorons Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Artist
This is really fantastic. I'd always wondered how people do such amazing work with taxidermy. Did you make any models to help with this? I really enjoy the dynamic pose.
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Book-Rat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   General Artist
Thank you~ :D
I drew a lot of sketches, but no models(too impatient, that would certainly be a good idea though). It starts out as a bunch of foam blobs that need to be shaped and attached together. [link]
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LittleHouseOfMorons Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Artist
Your work is really amazing. I'd love to try taxidermy, but I doubt I'd be very good at it. So what do you do with your finished pieces? Do you display them or sell them?
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Book-Rat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   General Artist
This is a replica rather than a skin mount(kind of hard to get a hold of cretaceous crocodiles these days), but either way it's just a matter of studying live animals and practicing. I've been apprenticing as a taxidermist for two years and it's only in the last few months that I can make deer actually look like deer...

So, I guess what I'm saying is, if you want to get good at taxidermy you might as well start now. ^^;

As for the pieces, I try unsuccessfully to sell them. xD
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LittleHouseOfMorons Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Artist
That's really odd that you can't find buyers. These are fabulous. Maybe you could strike up a bargain with a curio store or some such. Something that caters to the 'strange'. The novelty of owning a replica like this seems like it would be hard to pass up.
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Book-Rat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   General Artist
I was thinking about that, I'm sure there must be a few places like that around here. It's just a matter of finding them.
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LittleHouseOfMorons Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Artist
Have you also tried Etsy? You could try creating a listing there. Lots of artists use etsy as a main source of distribution of their craft work and the like.
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