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This altered form open mouth summer whitetail deer mount was done by Ohio taxidermist Dave Hyer. Read his techniques by clicking here. here
The critique was written by artist, taxidermist, judge and Georgia resident Rick Carter.
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Mount photos 5,6 7, 8, 9
Watch your whisker alignment on the nose.
The lip lines look a little too black. Use a good reference picture beside the mount.
The palate appears to be set a little too deep and the colors could be softened up as well. It looks like it is colored too solid. Use more coloration and subtle blending of color.
The mucous membrane of the lip looks overly man-made. It is hard to tell without actually seeing the deer . This area is hard to sculpt and is done best by casting.
The papallai that are visible look like you are laying brick instead of laying stone. This may sound strange but if you check a carcass you will see that the papallai do not grow in individual rows like brick but work in close together like a stone wall.