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Antlered Doe as Totem

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Antlered White-Tailed Doe as Totem

Occasionally you get white-tailed does that have antlers. :)

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on hold.
18.5 x 20.5cm (or 7.4 x 8 in)
illo's board, fineliner, aquarelle, pencil, metallic and iridescent paint
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Hi, I love your image and I would like to use it in my blog - I'm writing a post on the Celtic deer-goddess Carvonia. (My blog is earthandstarryheaven.com if you want to check me out.) I would link to your picture and give credit, of course.
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Thiis is Amazing!
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Absolutely lovely. I didn't know a doe could have antlers, but it seems so crazily fitting for me! XD Again, a wonderful piece.
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I love the style here
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Wow, what a great painting :)
It seems as if I could touch it and feel the different lines :) Beautiful. And such a unique totem
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Great job on this!
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They seem to be fairly prone to mutations: i've seen piebald and melanistic white-tail deer, and I've heard of leucistic and intersexed ones being found.
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Piebald white-tailed deer would be *awesome*
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i saw one that looked like it was wearing stockings :D
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The 'antlered female' thing kind of reminds me of a story my genetics teacher told our class:

He and a friend of his were out hunting (not for deer) on some property, and came across this beautifully antlered mule deer. One of its legs was barely hanging on, as though it had been hit by a car. Though it wasn't hunting season for mule deer, they shot it anyway to end its suffering.
But when they got to the deer, they realized it was a female! The ever-curious geneticists removed her repro organs, put them in a cooler (full of alcohol) and took it back to their lab. Turns out she had one ovary and one testicle!
He told us that what probably happened, was that the doe's mother was pregnant with twins, a male and female. As the male fetus develops, he starts to produce lots of testosterone, which in this case, crossed over to the female twin, making her a 'freemartin'.

True story, apparently o.0
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Oooo wow, that's a really interesting story. Thank you for sharing it. :)
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:excited: :boogie: :love: :wow: :clap: Whoa! This is amazing! It's so adorible too! I WUV IT!!!!! :faint:
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She's lovely! I like this one.

You should find someone to make a quilt out of all of these. ~giggle~
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