One of the other threads that I was participating in talked about skulls.
Anybody know of any good sites that I can purchase various human/animal skulls from? Something that looks realistic, but won't charge me an arm-and-a-leg for one.
You can also get the skulls of commonly-hunted animals on eBay, and it's usually a lot cheaper than replicas. I believe I paid $10 for a weasel skull.
Of course, it's about the size of a walnut.
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
Yeah - I've bought quite a few animal skulls from ebay. There was a store in Berkeley called The Bone Room for a long time where I would get a few skulls. Skullduggery has nice fossil replicas.
I know this is a luxury for most, but wander through the woods, old barns, pastures, prairies, and what not, tons of various skulls picked completely clean by nature and bleached by the sun.
Obvious troll is obvious
"You interest me very much, Mr. Holmes. I had hardly expected so dolichocephalic a skull or such well-marked supra-orbital development... A cast of your skull, sir, until the original is available, would be an ornament to any anthropological museum. It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull."
- Dr. Mortimer, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
SV-POW and Tetrapod Zoology blogs. I guess a warning about pics of dissection and decomposition would go well here. I haven't plucked up the courage - or bought the nose-plugs - to follow suit, yet.
Last edited by Vermis; April 6th, 2011 at 09:18 PM.
its sketchy on the anatomical end and its a seasonal item but biglots sells decorational skulls around halloween.
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It's a shame, there used to be a plastic model kit skull that was sold under several different brands (Testors, Revell, and Monogram, I believe), that was the standard art student skull, cheap and readily available. If you learn to recognize it, you'll see it over and over again in illustrations from the 60s to the 80s.
Elwell... that's exactly the skull that my instructor uses. She got it from a Halloween about 20 - 30 years ago. Highly realistic cheap plastic skull. Her husband, who is a fantastic painter, painted it to look like it was unearthed from the ground. Very realistic.
dickblick art has a human skull for a fair price. im not sure how good or accurate it is since i dont have it but they do sell it. Im really interested in picking up some small dinosaur skeletons but they have been very hard to locate. I know there used to be a national geographic store in the mall that likely would have had it but the store did not survive. The next time i visit the museum of science gift shop i will have to check there. sometimes they carry stuff like that.