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.2 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
Mountable Vs Unmountable Pelts by Nakomii
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 Collectors8 months 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
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
OC Contest CLOSEDOC Contest CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THEME: The object is to draw any of my OCs that I picked out for you to choose from.
So first off ill give you the rules:
You can draw up to TWO characters per image As long as their from the same group.
You can submit any amount of entries. Dont think that it would up your chances though. Im basing it on quality over quantity.
Your allowed to draw chibis, halfbodys or fullbodys.
Being a contest I will pick the winners based on color, effort, and that the OC(s) are in character.
I have many different OCs so theres something for everybody.
If you have more questions make a comment and ill easily answer you.
The drawing has to be 100% yours.
Im picking 3 of my OCs from each group. ;3
[Bullet; Pink]LAURY[Bullet; Pink]
Super form*The zipper spirals around her*
A girl who finds a special robot that
[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
Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art SchoolsAs much as I love my school, Academy of Art University, it's not necessary to attend a special art school in order to learn about art. Because of the internet, there are plenty of resources available for those who are self-motivated and eager to learn.Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art Schools2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll start with some of the cheapest resources, ending with more expensive ones:
1. Blogs, podcasts and livestreams. Most professional artists keep blogs, and these things are free treasure troves of information. The best blogs don't only show off art, they also give tips about the business of art and introduce you to new resources. Try starting with Muddy Colors, a super informative blog run by several professional painters and sculptors: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/ For podcasts, check out Chris Oatley's artcast: http://chrisoatley.com/category/podcasts/ Also check out the Awesome Horse Studios livestream: http://www.awesomehorsestudios.com/
2. Online tutorials and videos. I basically taught myself digital painting by combini
a touchy subjectabout soft mounts.a touchy subject8 months 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
Commission Infomation - OpenCommission ability status: Welcome to Inquiry. THE IDEA HAS TO INTEREST ME!!Commission Infomation - Open3 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
Lineless detailed Shading - $30 to $40 http://fav.me/d4azf94
Busts (Head and neck)(Can be dragons, anthros, animals, creatures)
Sketch - $2 or 200 points No example yet
Lineart - $5 or 500 points No example yet
Lineart w/ fla
300 point giveaway! (CLOSED)Heyy guys c: So I've recently hit 5,000 pageviews and 50 watchers!! That means alot to me guys, thanks so much!300 point giveaway! (CLOSED)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So to do something to celebrate and thank the dA community, I'm hosting a 300 point giveaway!
It's super easy to enter too!
Favorite this journal
That's all! I will be using random.org to pick the winners.
It would be appreciated if you would adversrise this too :3
So good luck to all who enter!!
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.
What it means to Die 'Naturally' Here is my reply to wolfforce58205 @ http://wolfforce58205.deviantart.com/ Journal post; "Ignorance is Disaster, Not Bliss" @ http://wolfforce58205.deviantart.com/#/d5k4zl7 where she adds to the subject of natural resources. And my addition to it concerning "fracking."What it means to Die 'Naturally'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My comment on Wolfforces Journal post:
Coal vs Gas
Of all the things WF mentioned, I think "Fracking" is among the worst. ("What Is Fracking": http://www.energyfromshale.org/what-is-fracking?gclid=COSGlpbst7MCFQq0nQodNWUA7A ) It's where a method of drilling is used in order to release natural gas from the ground. And where as regulations are in place as are with most methods in order to remove fossil fuels from the ground, Fracking can cause all kinds of additional problems with the current methods used. And in several cases, it can not be prevented, contrilled or contained. And frankly, I don't know of a better way it could be done to keep the horrible negative impacts from occurring. Pe
PLZ list:iconilikeitplz: :iconiloveitplz: :iconiloveitmoreplz: :iconretardiloveitplz: :iconihateitplz: :iconicameplz: :iconisupercameplz: :iconhurrplz: :iconhurrdurrplz: :iconshaplz: :iconilavplz: :iconraepfaceplz: :iconiloveyouplz: :iconrlyplz: :iconimseriousplz: :iconimhorrifiedplz: :iconkatabana: :iconheheplz: :icontearplz: :iconraegplz: :iconWtfisthatplz: :iconikissitplz: :iconsadfaceplz: :iconTinoplz: :iconchuuplz: :iconcutiesmileplz: :iconohjoyplz: :iconravegwahplz: :iconmeowfaceplz: :icongrossplz: :iconpokerfacememeplz: :iconwthplz: :iconimsrspervplz: :iconchuplz: :iconblushingplz: :iconDeyeDplz: :iconamgplz: :iconfrageplz: :iconsawthatplz: :icondesufaceplz: :iconstudmuffinplz: :iconblushthanksplz: :iconkikuplz: :iconAlaskaplz: :iconUkraineplz: :iconBerwaldplz: :iconpfftplz: :iconsadcraiplz: :iconswissplz: :iconraegrapefaceplz: :iconawesomeglassesplz: :iconcrazyblushplz: :iconsmutfaceplz::iconpout-plz::iconsmilederpplz: :iconblushinplz:PLZ list3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In defense of headdresses.Alright. I've seen (and responded to) the recent rant by :iconCabinetCuriosities: regarding headdresses (among other things, most of which I agreed with, some of which I didn't, but none of which struck me as disrespectful), and I saw the harassment that another user got over her rare pelt that she was going to headdress, and I've seen other people snark about headdresses for various reasons. And I'd like to make a few points.In defense of headdresses.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, it's none of anyone's business what a person does with a hide they have, whether that's make it into a headdress or a soft mount or a blanket or a wall hanger or something for their cat to sleep on. Traditional taxidermy is not inherently more respectful to the animal than headdressing. They can be respectful for different reasons, but ultimately it comes down to the individual person and their approach. And since not a single one of you is sitting here in my living room, watching my work, and none of you are in my head any further than my writing l
GG's Holiday Wishlist 2014!Please disregard all dates on my journals, I recycle them so they're usually not correctGG's Holiday Wishlist 2014!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is amazingly getting closer and closer to the holidays, and I thought I should put up my wishlist so I can be surprised by those of you who have inquired about what I want X3
If you want to ship something to me without me knowing, you can ask :iconangel-jolie: for my address (yep, you're my guinea pig <3)
For the broke, I'd adore any art of the following (in order from most wanted to least but still very wanted X3)
1. Nikki with or without Angel (see taxidermy Angel the Arctic Marble for reference)
Angel and Nikki are built about the same and they are about the same size. Again, cute coupley stuff is encouraged :3
Any of my Tokos ( Nalani, Damon, Renegade, Talon, Axel ):
ENGAGED!HOMG everybody! I'm back from vacation and I have some awesome news!ENGAGED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
stromie proposed to me in Disney World at the Magic Kingdom in front of the castle right before the fireworks show Sunday 20th!!!
[Huggle!] :iconexcitedplz: :iconkermityayplz:
Not sure when we're actually going to have the wedding... but it's probably next summer? We'll see - we're in no hurry! [Date]
My Patience is Wearing Thin....Not with you guys. I love all of you.My Patience is Wearing Thin....2 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
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
I Don't Get To Say This Enough To You People...(X-posted from Therioshamanism: http://therioshamanism.com/2013/03/08/i-dont-get-to-say-this-enough-to-you-people-out-there/ )I Don't Get To Say This Enough To You People...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To my dear readers,
Being as open a person as I am about my art, spirituality, and the like, it's inevitable that I take flak from haters (as the kids are calling it these days) now and then. I know it happens to a lot of you, whether you're a fellow artist/collector of hides and bones and the like, or a member of a minority religion, or just someone who had the misfortune to be targeted by a pack of bullies feeling their actions are justified by their ideals. If you've ever had to deal with that, I'm incredibly sorry; it's not something I'd wish on anyone, even someone I disagree with.
Do you know how we can counter this? Kindness. As Ian Maclaren said, "A thought to help us through these difficult times: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
And that brings me to what I want to say to you folks out there: thank you for being kind to me.
Sis... there is something important you must knowDear :iconvattukatt:,Sis... there is something important you must know9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't really know how to tell you this, but our romance is over. I think I realized it when your dwarf bit me in your car and I saw you carve your initials into my knee caps. Im sure you´re shamed enough to understand that Im allergic to your earlobes. Im returning your love letters to me, but I´ll keep the results of that blood-sample as a memory. You should also know that I hate your cooking and your Cucumber-fetishism is weird.
Go milk a cow
How to do this:
Dear (choose a random person(the person you will tag I guess .o.)) ,
I don't really know how to tell you this, but (1). I think I realized it when (2) (3) and I saw you (4) (5). I'm sure you're (6) enough to understand (7). I'm returning (8) to you, but I'll keep (9) as a memory. You should also know that I (10) and (11).
1) What's the
Commissions on deviantARTThe deviantART community is full of talented artists and art appreciators willing to pay for custom artwork. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re launching Commissions on deviantART to all Beta Testers, a feature that connects artists with clients, creating custom artwork in exchange for real earnings.Commissions on deviantART2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Commissions is a Profile Page widget that allows artists to market their talents by advertising what they are available to create. Potential clients can easily send artists a Commission request, which an artist can either accept or reject.
Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.
Generate Real Earnings Through Custom Creations
1. List Commission availability on your profile
The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests. These commiss
CONTEST!! CONTEST!! CONTEST!!THIS IS THE OFFICAL 4TH ANNUAL ART CONTEST!!!CONTEST!! CONTEST!! CONTEST!!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Since me and kev's 1 year anniversary is next month
I figured why not have a contest?
now I'm not just wanting to do this for art
I want this to be sort of a celebration for me and kevs relationship i guess XD
plus i love seeing art of us ;w;
NOW FOR THE THEME
I dont really have a particular theme for this contest
maybe something like a personality thing?
I kind of want your work to have something to do with things we like!
-eating Chinese food
-legend of zelda
-watching the stars or northern lights
-playing with our kits
anything along the lines of those topics is cool for me!
I reallllllly wanna see people join in this contest, if you want you can spread the word and get your friends to join in too!!!!
the best part for you guys!!!
now for those who dont get placed, I will still feature your amazing work in the winner of the
1,000 points giveaway! [CLOSED]The giveaway has officially closed! Are you excited? I will announce the winners in the next couple of days, depending on how busy I'll be.1,000 points giveaway! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yup, your eyes aren't deceiving you, I'll be giving out 1,000 Just today I noticed that I have almost 500 watchers! That's like... :icondummydanceplz: :iconsqueeeeplz: :iconsuccesskid2plz: :iconmanlytearsplz: Well, you got the idea xD I'm really excited! And that's why I want to reward my lovely watchers with a giveaway~
There will be 11 winners - 9 people will receive 100 and 2 will receive 50 Of course, they will be chosen randomly at Random.org
You have to be a watcher of mine, so watch me if you haven't done it already.
Fav this journal (that's how I'll select the winners afterwards)
Be sure to follow the general rules of this account.
[Bullet; Yellow]This is optional, but it'd be awesome if you could ma
Taxidermy is a lot like a lotta things...Kumofucius says...Taxidermy is a lot like a lotta things...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-Taxidermy is a lot like pokemon cards. Some things are common, some are rare. Some get traded around a lot, and... you gotta get them all
-Taxidermy is a lot like waiting for a baby to be born; takes about 9 months, you KINDA have an idea what its gonna look like and it is a big investment.
-Taxidermy is a lot like being in a drug deal, most of it is done behind closed doors and not many people know what is going on.
-The taxidermy community is a lot like high school, there are cliques and usually they pick at eachother.
-The taxidermy community is a lot like the mob, theres high rank folk, the family and there is of course lots of high end items being pushed around and lots of money going through peoples hands.
-The taxidermy community is a lot like swimming in a shark tank with a seal carcass strapped to you, if someone wants something you have, they will stalk you and chase you down LOL
Yep. Just lol. Had to make a new journal.