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Here a some pics of my work
I've got all kinds more I post later maybe?
...want an HONEST opinion of your fish?
I think John Indicated he could get me
over the hump..I think thats how it goes
I liked the pike... the perch? I thought it was a lil yellow even for a 'yellow' perch and the stripes were a lil weird lookin to me. Very bold and well defined with little taper to the ends. I also thoguht they were pretty black... normally in any I've seen... when you ahve REALLY black bands you have a more greenish fish, as the black pigment in the animals tints the yellow to green. I've seen some really yellow perch and bass, but the markings usually arent as black then. Just my opinion tho - with the variety that nature has to offer - it's entirely possible you painted it to look exactly like the real one was!
You had me nervous for a bit there Las... Until I saw yer email addy I was thinking you were in the US, so seeing that owl sitting there gave me a fright! So to anyone else thinking the same thing.. he's Canadian - he's allowed to have it as long as he got the permit from the Saskatchewan MNR =) Man I want an owl! They have the coolest skulls!
I still liked your pike =)
Here Is four more pics what ya think?
Maybe there will be a taxidermy convention In northern states that
I can come to some day...Is there a kind where you can actually mount something right there and then..then does it get judged?
...Because fish vary considerably in color.
The main problem I have with your Perch are the stripes are too solid. Overall colors actually don't look bad at all. You just need to leave some yellow in between some of the main black markings. You're also missing secondary markings in-between the stripes. And, Perch typically have dark markings along the lateral line too that is missing. The eye looks like it's solid black from the picture too?
The Pike isn't bad. The overall photo quality of all your stuff is poor so it's tough to tell. But the color appears "blotchy" in the middle of the body going towards the head. It could be blended better. It looks like there are some head juncture issues to. With one of your Walleyes also btw. Good looking beans on the pike. Overall, I beleieve the Pike could use a little brightening up too. It's just a tad drab.
Walleyes in general need MORE COLOR. They almost look like they were mounted up and gloss coated w/o painting.
In general I'd say pay closer attention to some good reference and don't be afraid to add some color. The Perch actually (imho) is your best with overall colors, the markings are just too regular and incorrect.
Not sure about the mounts.. but DUDE those pictures are horrendous! Why are they all so dang fuzzy? Ya gotta work on getting some clearer pix man - yikes! Yer not doing yourself any favours by asking people to critique your work (which you automatically do by posting pix links on this site) and then using poor quality photos of your stuff. The Taxidermists here I'm sure will comment on the work itself, but I'd be practicing my camera work in the mean time =)
Pssst... I still like your pike ;)
I'll go to work on the photos to get better and I'll
be back...thanks for the advise