I am posting a few pictures of some of my most current Whitetail Shoulder Mounts. I would like a few critiques. I started experimenting with taxidermy 3 1/2 years ago but in that time I bet I have only done about 50 deer heads. I know their is always room forimprovement and this is the best place to post this. All of the deer were mounted using Dry Preserve and bondo in the ears. I am trying to get out of using Dry Preserve and sending my stuff to a tannery this year. Here are a few pictures:
First 3 pictures are all of the same 9 point.
Few others I did for clients from this past season.
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Your work looks nice, better than some taxidermist who have been doing it for years & years..Keep up the good work..Never give up on reference pictures,never.Earl
I believe that your work looks pretty good. The only thing that you might want to really concentrate on in the future is the finishing aspect. Your color's might be a tad harsh; especially on the nose. But, I am quite certain that you will figure out how to achieve a better finish job. Great job for so few mounted deer. They look a lot better than my first 50.
Keep up the good work and don't forget to use live photo references.
Want to mount a few more? I think they look great.
On the first deer the triangular patch of dark hair running from the top of the nose pad up the bridge of the nose is crooked. Other than that it is more than acceptable as commercial work. I've seen a whole lot worse, that's for sure!
Time to compete and get a really true critique.