whitetail deer taxidermy mount eye photo
whitetail deer taxidermy mount eye photo
whitetail deer taxidermy mount eye photo
whitetail deer taxidermy mount velvet antler burrs
whitetail deer taxidermy mount preseerved velvet antlers
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Hide Tanning and Taxidermy
Hide Tanning and Taxidermy
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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I didn't see any shrinkage around the antler burrs but the little cowlick looked a tad far back.
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The left upper eyelid got a little wavy and the eyelashes are not fanned out.  They should angle down at a 45 degree angle.

The front corners could be set deeper and fuller.

There appears to be some shrinkage in the eyelids as well as the creases.  Dave may be over-tooling the eyes .  Soften up by using a #18 Sable brush and keep fingers off after the paste sets for a few hours.

The color on my computer pictures was not very good so I may not have the right effect but there appears to be some splotchy dead-skin look around the eyes.

Watch your whisker alignment around the eyes.