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Critic On Deer Head

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Lil critters, Mar 5, 2022.

  1. Lil critters

    Lil critters Member

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  2. Lil critters

    Lil critters Member

    Looking for some critic on this deer head. Each one gets better but still learning. Thanks for your help

  3. Westcoast

    Westcoast Well-Known Member

    Study reference, specifically hair patterns. That’s one step in the process of improving your work. Another is to study anatomy, study anatomy and study anatomy. Your deer just needs to be sculpted up a little more and its hair put in the right place.
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  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    The muzzle seems twisted or the nose pad is. The nose pad looks unevenly fleshed and the edges of the ears look to be not turned all the way to the edges, as the edges of your ears are curled inward.
  5. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Your eyes are more like a predator eye set , back skin needs to be back farther so it’s more natural and there either to deep or top and bottom has to much clay . As said reference reference reference, as most beginner you don’t know how to use and ready a study pic . Don’t look at it as a big picture, break it down, look how the hair lays in that spot not the whole deer . Take a good live reference pic and hold it up next to your eye on the basic same angle . Break it down, we’re the tear duct rolls in , the top line of the eye , how the eye brow looks , how the eye lashes are on a downward angle to protect the eye , how the back corner of the eye skin is slightly higher then the level pupil line . All that little stuff adds up to a great eye and mount . Your nose pad is bunched up and to forward , it needs to be pulled back to give it a sleeker fuller look . Once you learn how to read and understand the reference picture your looking at, you will progress quickly. Hope you understand what I’m saying .
  6. Lil critters

    Lil critters Member

    Thanks so much for the info. I can see the mistakes that were pointed out now that it gets pin pointed out. So happy there is guys willing to point out stuff I may not notice.
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  7. Bruledrift

    Bruledrift Active Member

    You need to watch those forms. Most times you need to sand/rasp to even out where the splits are. Like under the chin, that is why your nose may look twisted.