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" Game Head Of The Month " April 2021

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Steven Klee, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    Welcome everyone to Game Head of the Month, a critique free thread where we can all gather to both admire and inspire...

    All talent and experience levels are represented here which makes this particular thread a unique learning tool of great value when used positively......

    So understanding that, THANK YOU to those who go the extra mile to share.

    Best, Steve
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  2. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

    deer 2.jpg

  3. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

  4. qltycapes

    qltycapes Active Member

  5. NMJagdHunter

    NMJagdHunter Ted Wenner

    Mixed bag gone out 20210407_121409.jpg 20210407_120021.jpg 20210312_141611.jpg 20210312_122207.jpg 20210312_111140.jpg
    Keith, John C, Richard C and 9 others like this.
  6. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

    Vern, very nice eye attitude on your mount!
  7. trophycase

    trophycase Active Member

    9770052F-A30E-487B-B040-6300A27445F9.jpeg 19D150DE-FC70-4EF3-BF60-30E469015DD9.png
  8. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Think you did a great on the mount , love the attitude and flow of it , just not a fan of those elongated forms , JMO , awesome job tho. Is that a blind eye ?
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  9. trophycase

    trophycase Active Member

    Appreciate it. Yeah I’m not really a fan for anything other than the axis. Client wanted it. So to extent I did what he wanted. Yes it’s a blind eye. I took a blank and made this one as client had photos of the eye and it looked like a parasite had eaten it. And not just a payer blind eye. Was fairly pleased with the outcome
  10. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Very cool , awesome . Yea you got to give the customer what they want .
  11. Shawn Crose

    Shawn Crose Member

    So fellows this is my contribution to game head of the month . Mind you I have not mounted a deer head for over 6 years . An 6.5 year old brute . On an OTS pedestal. Critiques welcome . I feel it’s not bad for a 6 year hiatus.

    Attached Files:

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  12. Many different European mounts to add. (I hope there is a category for my genre)

    Some of my 2020 work

    I attached a 759lb wild boar head.

    What a challenging project getting the grease out of this old boar!

    Attached Files:

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  13. cvinger

    cvinger Active Member

    September mule deer 20210405_091539.jpg
  14. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    Early season brute on a 7731 from Ohio Taxidermy Supply
  15. Bruledrift

    Bruledrift Active Member

    20210415_022404878_iOS.jpg 20210415_025825337_iOS.jpg The buck in the first picture was pretty beat up. Actually bad year for bucks being beat up. Done with deer for the year. Hobby for me.
    drob, rogerswildlife, ARUsher and 6 others like this.
  16. Bruledrift

    Bruledrift Active Member

    Beautiful mounts everyone. Tazzymoto, that is some great detail. I hope to get to that point shortly.
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  17. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    A Muley I just finished up.
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  18. Joe Kish

    Joe Kish Well-Known Member

    Doing good clean work is foremost. You've done that. But the presentation is quite un-good, (I'm deliberately dodging other possible adjectives) especially with an extreme lopsided angle to a magnificent set of antlers. The extended body behind the shoulder blade is a superfluous distraction and I suspect the neck is too long. Presuming you were trying to depict a particular activity, as a viewer I can't guess what that might be. To me it's ambiguous and without a title to the piece the viewer is clueless as to what we are supposed to be seeing.
    Presuming again that this pose is possible in nature on a live deer. it doesn't work (or please when viewed) in a static work which is what a mounted deer head is.
    Remember, truth and beauty are the two main elements that continue to please the viewer. Is it true to nature and what exactly is beautiful about this interpretation that makes one think of a live deer rather than just another mounted deer head?
  19. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Active Member

    bubbas deer 1.jpg bubbas deer 2.jpg
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  20. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Some really nice mounts this month. Well done everyone. kudu_barton1.jpg kudu_barton2.jpg kudu_barton3.jpg
    John C, drob, AZ~Rich and 11 others like this.