The Basics of Taxidermy and Mounting.Below I will be stating my levels of knowledge for taxidermy and mounting to help out new beginners [I'm still a beginner myself, but ya'know, fresh meat.] Now I still have lots to learn! But for now, I will share what I know to help the rest of you new comers out.The Basics of Taxidermy and Mounting.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
deviantART and Offsite Proper EtiquetteKnowing Your Laws!deviantART and Offsite Proper Etiquette3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As some of the taxidermy/pelt collectors know, there’s been a recent influx in people becoming interested in collecting wildlife parts. It’s great to see people becoming interested in taxidermy and such as it’s not an art that is well known. But lately some of the taxidermy community on here has notice way too many people are selling items here and off site that are illegal in general or illegal in their state. Collecting animal parts is not like collecting baseball cards or coins, there are LAWS to them. A lot of members on deviantART don’t seem to get how serious it is if you are caught illegally selling animal parts. We’re talking about $1,000+ fines and even jail time. The federal officers don’t care if you didn’t know the laws or if you’re a kid, your still breaking the law and they will punish you. I always tell new people
Cluster of taxidermy tips to help you.Making a journal of my little tips and tutorials for people for people who are getting into the trade of taxidermy, or people who think they know everything but are only scratching the surface :3Cluster of taxidermy tips to help you.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to skin Case: ( ill be redoing this when I get a fox)
How to skin Dorsal:
How to cape a deer/ remove fur from antlers/ burrs:
any thing yall want to ask for me to do if I get something in? Im here to help.
Whats mountable and whats not:
What classifies a pelt as not-mountable by Sharpe19
Capes How to measure a cape by CreatureUndertaker
These tutorials, or group of pictures are to HELP people, If your serious about actually making good taxidermy, and you say you want to be a true taxidermist.
it will bite you in the ass sooner or later, the trade is expensive yes, alot of money go into it
List of CollectorsHere is a list of taxidermy collectors/taxidermist here on DA. Search for your country to see if there is anyone. If you want to be part of this list: Comment or note us. Just because someone is on this list does not mean we already dealt with him/her.List of Collectors1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you want to be removed from this list just note us!
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LittleDovahElf - pelt+skull collector/softmounts
Taxidermy Inventory SALE *NEW ITEMS***UPDATED with new purchases and future (and current) things for sale!Taxidermy Inventory SALE *NEW ITEMS5 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd like to purchase something, please note me for details! I can almost always get additional pictures! Remember DO NOT CONTACT ME ABOUT RED BULLETED ITEMS UNLESS THERE IS A PRICE LISTED NEXT TO IT. Thank you
Personal collection, likely never for sale
On the fence. If you want it, make an offer I can't refuse.
Everything else has it's price. Make an offer, I'll probably accept trades for mountable pelts/mounts or forms/supplies.
F U R
Kithic the Coyote $400 plus shipping or trades
Mira the Whitetail Fawn (trades only, has legal papers)
Steve and Tiger the Yellow Perch
Kino the Arctic Marble (Full Lifesize mount with base (going down wall mount), going to be done by :iconnakomii
Left over tails for sale.So here are some tails I had left over between the orders, no one's bought, so they are being re-listed here.Left over tails for sale.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HALLOWEEN CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!HALLOWEEN CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is with great excitement that I have been able to hold a contest like this for the first time in years!
The hardest part was only being able to choose 3.
I would like to congratulate:
3rd Place - for their outstanding concept of Bones in a costume - :icondragontrap:
2nd Place - for their amazing effect and almost horror-movie-like concept of Bones being the monster - :icontriple-shot:
1st Place - for their intricate detail and ghastly take on Bones being very surreal - :iconM-Spencer:
Congratulations for the 3 placing winners!!!
BUT! It doesn't end just there.
As a token of my appreciation for ALL THE PARTICIPANTS, I would like to extend a special gift for all of your hard work and devotion!
To this, I would like to present a pair of options!
- 10% off any commission (Je
More Great Links for Pro-Fur People to UseEdit: Fixed the links on the "skinned alive" and false media pages!More Great Links for Pro-Fur People to Use4 years ago in Personal More Like This
An interview with a mink fur farmer: http://www.maninnature.com/AFibres/Fur/fur1e.html
Some videos about Origin Assured, fur farming (from farmer's point of view), and a couple other interesting videos: http://www.furtrail.co.uk/videos.html
Here's a video from a fur farm (a very good video of a modern fur farm!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWrEmpHKZPw&app=desktop
More videos and some short brochures/fact sheets about the fur industry: http://www.furisgreen.com/furtradefacts.aspx
Links to regulations on fur farming: http://www.originassured.com/index.php/library/farmedrulesandregulations/
Aaaand wild fur: http://www.originassured.com/index.php/library/wildrulesandregulations/
This will lead you to a few pages (click something like "Fur is Ethical" then follow links on the left hand side), covering fur in general: http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/why-choose-fur (I only skimmed over this one but it loo
My Patience is Wearing Thin....Not with you guys. I love all of you.My Patience is Wearing Thin....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, before I begin my rant, A couple of people got together and made :iconranchfoxes: Keep in mind, it's only for foxes in which you KNOW the origins are ranched (so chances are any stoles you have can go into that group). They don't accept naturally occuring variations (Red, Cross, Silver) Unless they KNOW it was ranched and where it came from.
Now, onto my ranting. I'll be calling out some people (not any of you, though X3)
I DO NOT want you going over to these people's pages and talk to them. Is that clear? Good!
It seems every day now we're getting more wolfaboos/foxaboos/animalaboos bitching and moaning about taxidermy. If it's not about the fact that "OMFG UR A MURDERER" or "That's disgusting!" Especially since the main page is taking the most popular from EVERY category, giving other categories more exposure. This could be good or bad. Good because others can appreciate the hard work and such that people do to bring
[EDIT] 200+ Watchers + ContestSo I fianlly reached 200+ watchers :iconasdfghplz:[EDIT] 200+ Watchers + Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
asdafsdgdhgfdasdghj THANK YOU ALL!! :iconsweethugplz:
EDIT: Due to some trouble with my steam account I will change Dota 2 into Limbo....sorry Orz
And because of that I am going to do a contest
1. Place: 1500points + chibi + Limbo (via steam)
2.Place: 1000points +chibi
3.Place: 300points (suck it up):iconhecryplz:
The contest will start today and will end on april 24th 12:00 p.m. C.E.T.
Please send me your submissions per note, you can enter multiple times
I will not be judging, instead I will make a poll and let you be the judge.
You can vote for your own entry but please do not promote it
I want this to be fair. I will personally check if you promote your entry and for those who do their entry will either be disqualified or will get a vote reduction. The results will be revealed on april 30th 12:00 p.m. C.E.T.
What to draw?:
Draw anything from these Franchises:
Mold on peltsAlright guys Tis the season for this problem and its bit me in the ass this morning.Mold on pelts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyone in humid climates might have experienced this but youCAN VERY EASILY get mold on your pelts. It's either green or white, green is more surface mold and the white almost looks like cotton candy.
Do not freak out if you see this. It'a fixable.
Firstly to prevent this just don't do anything in a basement or garage. Don't. It gets wet and humid. And DO NOT REHYDRATE PELTS AND LEAVE THEM!!! If you forget about them this happens. Badly. And Quick.
So if you see mold what do you do? On a REHYDRATED PELT:
Grab a bucket and stick whatever part is infected in the bucket. Then just dump vinegar in it. Yep just white vinegar.
Let it soak for an hour and wash it off. Then stick it in a bucket with warm water and two cap full of DAWN/LYSOL CONCENTRATE. not dish soap. It comes in a small bottle and its purple. just mix it and let it sit.
After that scrub off any green and ri
Commission Infomation - 1 slot takenOpen to art commissions. Not accepting mesh commissions. Only taking one for now, so that I can get back into doing them.Commission Infomation - 1 slot taken3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For linden prices, use this https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/buy.php
For deviantart points, let me know if you want to pay that way. I will set up a commission widget for you.
Regular commissions (dragons, anthros, animals, creatures, humans/humanoids) NOTE: these tend a bit more intricate compared to mlp.
~single character, full body
Sketch - $3 or 300 points
Lineart - $5 or 500 points http://fav.me/d64uf1d
Lineart w/ flat coloring - $12 or 1200 points http://fav.me/d67k3rr
Lineart w/ cell coloring - $20 of 2000 http://fav.me/d746ivg
Digital Painting- $30 to $40 http://fav.me/d4azf94
Halfbody(Can be dragons, anthros, animals, creatures, humans/humanoids)
~single character, head to torso
Sketch - $2.5 or 250 points No example yet
Lineart - $4.5 or 450 po
a touchy subjectabout soft mounts.a touchy subject1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ive seen a bunch of people on here pissing into a fan about soft mounts, and how people treat them. How its disrespectful to put jewlery and clothes on them and take them out to conventions ect. I dont want to start a fire here but I personally dont think its disrespectful at all to gift things to your soft mounts, I know for foxes you can buy custom made cat clothes that will fit them (thats what im doing, measurements and all) Im not a fan of collars and things like that because they look out of place but honestly. If i had a live fox that babe would have clothes and collars too. But everyone is different. Im mostly going to use myself as an example because i dont want to accuse anyone or say something that isnt true. I live in a home with no small children, i dont have any young visitors and my soft mounts (a couple are very old ) are usually not taken out for social visits unless its someone i know and trust. When they do come out of the house with me, they dont
Steampunk Ninja Fan Art Contest Contest Time!Steampunk Ninja Fan Art Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With first place in each category winning 750
Deadline: June 1st 2013
What is the contest?
I am always curious what others vision when they read my stories, and as such, I have posted the first three episodes from my current work in progress. Steampunk Ninja
Your mission, Should you choose to accept it is as follows.
Read the three currently uploaded episodes of Steampunk Ninja and draw, in your own depiction,one or all of the following characters: Tricia, Lucas, or Blaine. Each will have their own category with a first and second place winner. ( Prizes for each listed below)
In addition, There will be a fourth category! In this category you are asked to draw a scene from one or more of the three episodes.
You can find the episodes at each of the following links!
Episode One: http://fav.me/d5lo0qb
Episode Two: http://fav.me/d625nfb
Episode Three: http://fav.
Wanna kill yourself? Read this.Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this.Wanna kill yourself? Read this.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you've written and rewritten over and over and over You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time.
A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don't answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you're asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She's screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that "Mommy is crying and sissy won't wake up."
Your dad runs to your room. He looks at yo
CHEAP POINT COMMISSIONS OPENDue to popular demand Point Commissions are now Re-opened.CHEAP POINT COMMISSIONS OPEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOWEVER, there is a catch, I will be using DA Stash to convert said points into USD, I am saving for a custom plush of my Fursona.
Prices will be what they were before so don't worry about any huge price changes, things will just work a bit differently, and in my personal opinion easier. I will explain it when you commission me if necessary <3
What I will not draw:
-More than two people
Prices are as follows:
Line-art: 50 Points
No Background: 100 Points
Simple Background: 200 Points
More than one person: +100 Points
-ICONS: 200 Points
Chibi: 200 Points
Thigh-Up: 250 Points
Full Body: 300 Points
More than one person +100 Points
Line-art: 100 Points
No Background: 200 Points
Simple Background: 300 Points
More than one person: +100 Points
Saw This on Tumblr: About Fur FarmingSo saw this on Tumblr this morning...after the recent circulation of a new PETA video I think this is a nice thing to reference back to (in case you haven't seen it, there's a new PETA video out on Youtube. They have some new footage of a fur farm that honestly isn't too bad, but they show a fox being killed via electrocution and don't explain a damn thing so of course people who don't understand what's going on -like not knowing what a CATCH POLE is- assume the worst given the context. They also littered it with their usual lies, like animals being skinned alive -despite showing one being killed before skinning....-, have a clip of that video, and say this is how all fur farms operate. Oh, and that most fur comes from China, not most PROCESSED fur comes from China -big difference!-. Go ahead, look for the video. I've been having fun dispelling the rumors and answering people's questions about it on my Facebook home page.)Saw This on Tumblr: About Fur Farming3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just going to copy+paste now:
Animal rights zealots continue to
Helpful Tutorial on Making your own Taxidermy EyesHad a hard time finding some bear eyes that I actually liked from any of the supply companies, so I made my own. Here's the tutorial of how I did it: http://naturepunk.tumblr.com/post/29535570475/out-of-eyesHelpful Tutorial on Making your own Taxidermy Eyes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since the soft mount debate's up again...Or at least on Tumblr anyway. Figured I'd crosspost this here since I see snark from time to time in my dA feed:Since the soft mount debate's up again...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in the "it's all art" camp myself. Trad taxidermy, soft mounts, headdresses, little pouches made of hide and beads, curio vials, curiosity cabinets, etc.—all these can be someone's expression of aesthetic values, beauty, and the like. I'm not going to sit around and say that one medium is inherently better than another just because I have personal preferences. Yes, some artists are better than others, and yes, some don't take criticism as well as other do (but then again some people don't know the fine art of how to offer truly constructive criticism as opposed to blaring their emotions at someone while claiming to be "helpful").
Plus people have a tendency to get all up in each other's business, which is silly IMO. If you have a pelt in your possession and it belongs to you, it's not my place to say what you should or shouldn't do with it. Newbie soft mount artist start
Taxidermists Beware!There are a couple of deviants who are contacting American taxidermists on the hunt for wolf pelts. They are VERY adamant that they want the hides and will pay extra to get them shipped to Europe. If you tell them "NO", even multiple times, they will make the usual excuses: But I have money for shipping, I've seen wolf pelts here before!, I know sellers on eBay who ship pelts internationally without permits!, and so on.Taxidermists Beware!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I thought I'd finally gotten rid of the first one, but then a friend of theirs contacted me with some sob story about how the first had a medical condition and found "no joy in life" aside from the want for a wolf headdress. They told me they had a friend in the USA who I could ship the finished headdress to, and that they'd find a way to get it from there. I was still reluctant to work with them, but gave them a quote for a full taxidermy-style black wolf headdress with custom eyes nevertheless.
The response was "Your head really isnt normal, girl. Ofcourse NO. Things
Blue Wolf Pelt For Sale $500.00I have a blue wolf for sale. I got it from Glacier Wear and the pelt was deemed "should be mountable" but is probably not. There's damage to the face and the lips have not been split. Even so, this is a STUNNING wolf and one of the softest I've ever felt. The guard hair is hardly distinguishable from the underfur, giving it a very smooth and silky texture. I love it and would be happy to make it into a headdress but the commissioner who invested in it wants a taxidermy-style headdress, not a hallow one, so here's the deal: I WILL MAKE THIS WOLF INTO A HALLOW HEADDRESS FOR YOU FREE OF CHARGE IF YOU BUY THE PELT FOR WHAT I HAVE INVESTED IN IT!Blue Wolf Pelt For Sale $500.003 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's a hallow headdress made from a blue wolf for just $500.00. The pelts of these animals alone are generally far more costly than that, even as simple wall-hangers. There will be photos of the wolf in my gallery shortly. I'm also happy to sell it as a pelt only if you wish for the same cost.
The only catch is that you have to be able to pay for
CommissionsCommissions are closed.Commissions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who were wondering: Yes, I do commissions! And you can find out everything about my commissions right here. The prices of my commissions start at €50,00 EUR and go up in price if you want a more detailed/difficult picture. You can find the exact descriptions of different packages and their prices below.
I do horses, cats, wolfs, humans, everything you want!
If you commission me you get an email with:
- Your commissioned picture without a watermark as well as one with watermark for online use
- A custom desktop sized version of your picture
If you want to commission me just send me a note here on deviantART or an email to email@example.com. I'll reply as soon as possible with a form for you to fill out.
If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask!
Portrait commission - €50,00, plus €20,00 per additional character.
This package provides you with a portrait o
ART COMMISSIONSCommissions start at $10 or 1,000, I accept PayPal and points so whatever floats your boat!ART COMMISSIONS3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am saving up for a trip and any commissions will be accepted and finished quickly!
There's infinite open slots. Buy as many as you want. I am unstoppably motivated
Sketched $10 (1,000)
Lined $15 (1,500)
Background +$5.00 (500)
Painted Shading +$4.00(400)
Light shading comes at no extra cost, just ask!
$10 an hour.