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Critique On First Deer

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Blharvey43, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. Blharvey43

    Blharvey43 New Member

    43A9E17F-2A58-4134-B533-6E811987F41C.jpeg 0DB873D2-91BD-44D0-86A4-E8623A522FDA.jpeg 62DE6FA4-BBDF-44BD-B991-00FAF00906E6.jpeg B09B005A-97D4-475B-88FC-7A773440CFFC.jpeg 6DB0B2F8-A753-4E2F-82A7-1DBDF073F5CE.jpeg Hey just looking for some constructive criticism on my first deer! I already know some points I need to work on like tucking the lips better and working on my ears but if you see anything else I would love feedback. I did use reproduction antlers and stained them. Also I have since added a clear coat to the nose.
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Get reference pics and break your eyes down in small areas , your eyes are wrong shape, use glue all over , lip line is or should be hair to hair no fillers or paint for the most part . You have the basics but need to really study hair patterns and the shapes of the eyes, nose and ear butts , every area has a rule of thumb you might say , that’s what you need to focus on .
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  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Let me add this , I see it a lot with new people, they carve or remove to much of the nose out . Get yourself a reference nose cast from any of the supply companies and study the nose shape and what stays and what needs to be removed foam wise from the form to give you the proper nose shape , this is a pic of one of my mounts nose , I cut it off form , dremled it out and put a septum in then glued it back on . Because I’ve been doing this so long I can do that in 20 minutes if that . It enhances your mount 10 fold and takes same amount of time to do once you get use to it . 27318779-5B22-4A5D-9461-8F177E0C0218.jpeg
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  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Congrats on your first and many more to go!
    There’s a lot going on that’s not correct but your close and it’s up to you to either look into one on one class or readying references the proper way.
    You have issues with hair aliment with ears , shoulders nose eye etc. over painting also in ears and nose . Like said it’s there but without proper knowledge of someone showing you exactly what wrong it’s hard to understand what’s needed to correct you the proper way. Your on your way keep it up.
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  5. Blharvey43

    Blharvey43 New Member

    Thanks guys! I know I have a lot to learn I actually noticed a lot of the things you pointed out I’ll be practicing much more! I appreciate the feedback!
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  6. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

    Very accurate nose interior Glen!
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