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  1. Bradley Flynn

    Paleo sculptures

    Hi all! I'm an artist and want your input on an idea. Im in the process of making ceramic negative and positive prints of the fossils I find, and possibly some other paleo sculptures in ceramic earthenware. As some of you may know there are restrictions in South Africa that make it difficult to collect and own fossils from our country. I have been in contact with various sources and have been advised that there is no problem if I where to make moulds of fossils on sight as long as the the fossils are not damaged or removed from the area. I am also in the beginning stages of
  2. Douglas Ripsom

    Thylacoleo partial-skull replica

    Greetings, all: I'm new here, so I apologize if I did something skewy on my first submission. Anyway, I'd like to share an image or two of a thylacoleo carnifex skull replica I've been working on (well, OFF and on) for the past two years. It's a partial skull, but I did that to enhance (what I thing) may be the "realism" of the sculpt, since it's not common to find a "perfect" specimen in the field. Anyway, enjoy!
  3. Jeri Cuffley

    T-Rex Sculpture

    Here is a full size skull my friend and I made. It is currently being displayed at the Natural History Society of Maryland. The lower jaw moves and can be displayed open or closed.
  4. Bobby Rico

    Sculpture Venture

    In the next week I have some time off work and i've been thinking about having a go at making a clay sculpture. Still undecided what subject matter to use. Doren has given me some helpful advice: an obscure creature from the ancient past, or a transitional animal, both great suggestions, but i'm still open to more specific ideas. So, please post me some images of the weird and wonderful. My clay is ready to go on Monday, and I will post some pictures of what I end up making however it turns out, even if it looks like my dog has made it.
  5. james herrmann

    My New Heteromorph Sculpture

    From the album: james herrmann

    Heteromorph is my most recent sculpture with a paleontological theme. This is the rear view of the sculpture showing the shell spines.
  6. james herrmann

    My work as a paleoartist

    I would like to introduce myself and my work. I grew up on a small farm in southwestern Ohio loaded with great locations for the collection of ordovician fossils. I earned my BA in geology and taught fro approximately 30 years. I retired from education in 2015 and have been working as a sculptor since. I do some animal and wildlife work, some fantasy sculptures and some paleontology themed pieces. I aways try to have my pieces looking and behaving in a lifelike and believable fashion as well as being technically accurate. My sculptures are created in clay, I then make rubber molds, cast a
  7. james herrmann

    Heteromorph, right side view

    From the album: james herrmann

    In this right side view of the sculpture I would like to show the green marble base. I chose this mottled green marble as a continuation of the kelp forest theme. I envision this ammonite pulling its way along the waving fronts of a kelp forest as it forages for small crustaceans. Kelp forests are contrasts of warm, bright beams of light and deep shadow. The marble is mottled in various shades of green much like looking down onto the kelp forest's waving fronds.
  8. james herrmann

    Heteromorph, front view

    From the album: james herrmann

    In this view I again wanted to show the cantilevered structure of the sculpture and the subtle color differences in the patination of the shell vs the body of the ammonite.
  9. james herrmann

    Heteromorphic Ammonite Left Front View

    From the album: james herrmann

    In this front left view I wanted to highlight the waving of the kelp. The challenge was to strongly support the heteromorph while still making the sculpture feel like there was movement and a lightness to the work.
  10. james herrmann

    Heteromorphic Ammonite Left Side View

    From the album: james herrmann

    This left side view of the sculpture shows the attachment of the ammonite to the kelp, actually there is a lot of bronze in the mass of tentacles. From the base to the top of the sculpture is approximately 40 inches.
  11. james herrmann

    Heteromorph Sculpture Left Rear View

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    I like the complex repeating nature of the spines in this view of the sculpture. I am supporting the mass of the bronze ammonite with the bronze kelp leaves welded into a trellis-like pattern to carry the weight down to the base.
  12. Snail fossils reveal origin of rocks used to carve ancient Spanish monuments. The snails trapped in the monument stone are 85 million years old. By Brooks Hays, UPI, Aug. 3, 2017 https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/08/03/Snail-fossils-reveal-origin-of-rocks-used-to-carve-ancient-Spanish-monuments/9001501769546/ The paper is: Freire-Lista, D.m., and R. Fort, 2017, Historical Quarries, Decay and Petrophysical Properties of Carbonate Stones Used in the Historical Center of Madrid (Spain) AIMS Geosciences, 2017, 3(2): 284-303. doi: 10.3934/ge
  13. Here is a new one - Although the seller does state in the description that they are sculptures, they are being sold under fossils, and there is no mention of the fact in the title, which advertises it as "dinosaur fossil" Combined with the ridiculous prices, it seems a bit shady to me. Most people will easily be able to recognize this for what it is, but, I am disturbed by the lack of info in the title. I hope no one is naive enough to pay the price. Buyer beware.
  14. james herrmann

    Ammonite sculpture question

    I am sculpting an ammonite which will be hunting through kelp fronds. The ammonite i want to use for this sculpture is crioceratites or something closely related. I like the spines and overall shape. My question is how many spines around each band of the shell? Five or six? Thanks for any help you might provide.
  15. Hi all! For the holidays, I am enjoying a nice relaxation at my grandparents house in Middelburg (NL). We were planning on hunting at Kaloot for sharkteeth and seashells, unfortunately the bad weather prevented it . My grandma, being a sculptor (Hanneke Beaumont, if you're interested in sculpture you might know her), brought me to her atelier today for me to make something myself. I had already made a few things a few years back, so the material wasn't very new to me. 1) an Euoplocephalus in its habitat 2) an Acrocanthosaurus resting its head on a tree (becaus
  16. Another fake claw. It's advertised as a Spinosaurus claw. While it might be real bone, this is a complete fabrication. It has probably been sculpted from a random bone piece to make it look like a claw. Notice how the structure is mostly the same all over. The grain of the bone also does not follow the shape of the "claw". All the details seem horizonal and don't curve along with the curve of the overall shape.
  17. LordTrilobite

    Bambiraptor Skeleton Project

    So I was working on a Parasaurolophus and Dodo skull before. For my next project I've chosen Bambiraptor. It was nice to try something really small this time. Though it's quite hard to make some of the smaller details with such a soft material. Carved from foam. I'm mostly done with the skull. Just need to finish up the teeth and jaw. Parts of the appendicular skeleton so far. Stay tuned for updates.
  18. Devonian Fossils Can Be Drilled and Displayed on a Rod Like a Sculpture I've been experimenting with some creative ways to display fossils. A major challenge was how to display several small rocks covered with Devonian death assemblages so that they can be swiveled to view the fossils on all sides. What I decided to do - which I discussed elsewhere on this forum - was to drill each rock using an extra long masonry drill bit (3/16) - then thread the pieces on a long steel rod, which was bent to hold each rock in place. My wife recommended placing one or two decorative beads under each
  19. So, I came upon this supposed "Sturgeon fossil" from China, while looking at a well known auction site. I am not convinced of it's authenticity, due to the fact that it is preserved 3-Dimensionally. Also the lack of distinction around the margin of the fish is questionably, as well. The sturgeon fossils from China that I have seen are usually compression fossils, preserved 2-dimensionally. See this thread here on the Forum. It also looks more like a modern sturgeon, as well. It looks like either a skillful carving of a sturgeon, that has bee
  20. This is my Sanctacaris replica I make.
  21. Carboniferouspat

    Cambrian Model Aysheaia

    This is another of my Burgess shale replicas
  22. Carboniferouspat

    Cambrian Models

    This is my most recent sculpture I have made. I sculpt the original in clay. It usualy takes me a few months to complete a sculpture. When I am happy with the piece, I make a silcone mold of it. With the mold, I am able to cast a model in Urethane plastic. Once it is cast I can clean up the piece and I can airbrush it.
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