These are a couple of pictures of my most memorable mount. My niece Brittany
(age 12) harvested this deer during the youth gun season in Ohio (2004).
The deer only had one tine that was not broken, so assuming he had been in a
fight or two she wanted an aggressive type mount so here's what we came up
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               CHRIS CRALL
Aggresive Whitetail Buck Mount
Subject:  Chris Crall's mount
When I look at Chris’s deer head the first thing that I notice is that the ears, eyes and nose pad has what I call inappropriate color.  It appears that you didn’t use any references when it was painted.  The photo’s of the deer head doesn’t really show much detail that I can really zoom in on.  It appears that inside the nose it hasn’t either been finished or it has the wrong color scheme.  I believe that the muzzle hasn’t been built up any; you should have created modules and then used the appropriate paints like black, pink, gray on the muzzle.  Also, I can’t see any ear butt muscle detail and it looks like that the brisket is away to far forward.  I repeat look at live references.

Anyway, Chris you are in the ball park but you need to learn how to read references.  It’s not easy but the more you try to look at things the better you will become.  When I mean reading references I mean look at a certain thing like the shape of something.  Like the modules on the nose.  Look at each one and you will notice different shapes and sizes.  Like most of them around the center and upper nose area will look like what I call flat pancakes and down near the lower part of the nose pad they are much smaller in size and shape.  I hope that this will just get you to look at something and then try to distinguish exactly what am I looking at.  It’s all about shapes, sizes and color.  Good Luck in the future.

John Griffith
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