Hey, I’m David. Just trying to love others, grow, and improve myself daily – including my art. 

Cow Skulls

I’m a native Texan and have been drawn to the iconic Texas longhorn for as long as I can remember. This blog is dedicated to best practices on how to paint cow and other animal skulls.

Cow skull art found me through a flea market in the middle of Texas. I stopped to chat with a vendor selling animal skulls by the hundreds and left with a truck bed full of them. The adventure started with learning to clean and sterilize the skulls. From there, I started experimented with a variety of paint and other mediums to create pieces of art unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I have a lot of fun making them and hope you find the joy in painting and experimenting with them as well.

I’m always happy to chat and explore ideas, so don’t be afraid to reach out. I try to respond to all comments within 24 hours to three months.




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  1. Dale Nauman Reply

    Hey Dave….been selling corriente skulls for years…painted and unpainted…had a friend do the horns for me but his health is bad and can’t do it any more so I had to tackle it myself! Wasn’t sure of the outcome but turned into relatively easy process! Hadn’t been priming the skulls but read your articles and will prime some now if buyers want! I had a lady paint western scenes on them, beautiful art work!! Thanks for the info on priming!…….Dale

  2. Dale Nauman Reply

    Hey Dave….Read your tips on priming cow skulls…been selling corriente skulls for years…painted and unpainted….had a lady paint western scenes for me…beautiful artwork…had a fried do the horns for me but his health is bad and cant do it anymore….had to tackle it myself wasn’t sure of outcome but turned into relatively simple process….had never primed any before but your tips on how to helps…will do some now….thanks….Dale

    • Dave Yeti Post authorReply

      Very cool Dale — how much do you sell corrente skulls for?

  3. Dottie Allen Reply

    I have just came into a lot of cow skulls. I live in Missouri out in the country. i am very interested in the native art. Would love to expierment on one of the skulls. What kind of paint do you recommend? Since I have Cherokee in me I am looking for something I could look at and get ideas. Do you have any suggestions?
    I love your art work. It is so great on the skulls.

    • Dave Yeti Post authorReply

      Hey Dottie,

      I like to do a base of spray paint / primer then go over with acrylic. Or you can just do acrylic straight on the bone then finish with a nice finishing gloss / UV protectant. If you are experience with oil, go for it, I just personally don’t think it’s worth it.

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