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Velvet Shedding

By NOORPOL
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I recently learned that stags have this thing called velvet shedding. Stags lose their antlers every year and new ones will grow out. When the new antlers grow out they will be covered in "velvet". A thin layer of skin and fur. That will provide nutrients for the new antlers. When the new antlers are fully grown the velvet covering will peel off. 

When I first saw an image of that I wanted to make it an artwork adding some beauty and "innocence" to the macabre look of it. 
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Voice-of-Kujira's avatar

So conceptual and eyecatching!

ProximaCat's avatar

Again, that's amazing! ^^

MrPencil357's avatar

Cool art you made! You really do capture realism on the deer:D

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Yep, I remember I was really impressed by this fact and especially how much gore it involves :o Great idea to show the contrast between peaceful scenery and this spooky deer!

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Thank you ^^

It's very fascinating indeed. One should think that all these shedding deer would attract predators.

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I LOVE THIS WOWOWW

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Thank you ^^

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also why they have bl00d?
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He's shedding his velvet.

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TianaSama's avatar

This one has to be my favourite so far !

I like life and death combination, and this piece nailed it perfectly, with the new growing antlers, the birds and the flowers on one side and the flowing blood on the other. The water especially is very well done and very realistic !

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Thank you very much ^^

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Awesome! Hey, I added you on Instagram too! :D https://www.instagram.com/teroporthan

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Thank you ^^ Gotta be honest though. I'm really not that active on Instagram these days ^^; I followed you back though ^^

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Oh ok well no problem, and thanks anyway for adding me! :D

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This is really cool!

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Np! Your art is so nice and detailed! And I'm very much into it!

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That makes me so happy ^^

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