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The Eternal Mystery by DelaneyLaFae The Eternal Mystery by DelaneyLaFae
The mysteries of death are eternal, and many seek to find immortality.

This skull is intricately covered in strange and powerful symbols. Lost to time, their meanings are not fully known. Some seem like alchemical and planetary symbols, maybe fragments of secret language known only to the maker. Perhaps the mystery of life after death are explained, or maybe the secret of eternal life.

This found coyote skull is hand-painted with natural inks applied with a sharpened wooden stick. Each piece is unique with different meanings and symbols.

It has been expertly 'antiqued' to achieve the look of a well preserved historical artifact. All materials are new.

This skull is in very nice condition, just a scrape on one canine tooth. Artifacts are rarely found in perfect condition, and the wear to this one makes for an authentic look.

The total length is about 8 inches, width is 3.5 inches.


More pics and for sale @ [link]
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PumpkinPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello,

I was wondering, could I meaby use this image for my website about spirituality and the old riligions of northern europe. I would like to use the image on the gallery page so people have a reference. Ofcourse I will credit you, by name and a link to this page.
Here is the link to the website: [link]

Thank you,
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Yes, that would be fine!
Thank you for asking! ;)
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PumpkinPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :sun:
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
;)
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PumpkinPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You can find it here: [link]
:hug:
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Very nice, thank you.
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PumpkinPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome
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watchbaker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is just
i don't even know how to describe how cool it is
seriously
great job! And it was really interesting to read how you made this. The whole sharpened stick and natural ink thing really adds to it.
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:icondelaneylafae:
DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you!
I love making things using simple, old fashioned tools. It adds to the piece, and it creates is own unique look.
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Kezra Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This will always be one of my favourite ever painted skulls.
It's so perfect in every way. I'm heartbroken I missed the sale.
How much did it go for, out of curiosity?
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thank you so much! <3
I think he went for 90$.
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Dreamfang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, one of the best painted I've seen here C:
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you!
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Dreamfang Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome x3
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samaelsevanhadar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for stating this skull was found... Makes it easier for me to fav it without a bad conscience.
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you!
Most of my bones are found. I used to have some very old pieces, but they've since been sold.
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samaelsevanhadar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Love what you did with it, too.
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NeofelisNebulos666 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Very nice :-) I like especially the "antique" look even though its new.
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you!
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PaintedInWords Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful presentation and back story. I've held onto a coyote skull for nearly ten years and never once thought to do something as intricate as this.

Simply beautiful.
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you!
I love when I find bones, like little gifts. ;)
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RMikkE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Admirably looking skull.
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you!
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DeerfishTaxidermy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like that
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thanks!
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StanHoneyThief Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work :nod:
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thanks!
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StanHoneyThief Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
welcome ^^
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Copperavi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodness this is gorgeous!
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you!
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