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My Pheasant!

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:12 PM



Yes, he is pretty much done! I just need to cut the wire from his tail and from his feet!

I totally love him and I am very pleased with how he turned out. There are definitely a lot of things I will change when I mount another Pheasant (assuming I will because I love the meat and why not preserve it?) but for my first one, I am happy!

Things that are wrong with him include (but are not limited to):

-I cut his leg bones too far down so his legs aren't completely proper/his posing wasn't entirely accurate due to that.
-I accidentally let him dry out before I put him on the base so I had to position him according to his feet (I was lucky they hadn't come out more unmanageable).
-His eyes were a little lopsided (after letting him dry, and coming back with fresh eyes, I noticed the issue. You can't tell unless you look at him directly from the front). I will have to do the fresh eyes thing BEFORE he dries next time.

Either way, I'm VERY happy with him!

And I don't want to brag, but I definitely think Dan was one of the most accurately done Pheasants in the class. ^^"

I also brought Kovu in at the end of class, and everyone was so amazed and they all thought he was SO cool! c: It was awesome.

We all have decided to keep in touch and get together another time to work on some mounts/skinning/and such together c:

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imthinkingoutloud Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Way cool! Well done and he looks amazing. Look forward to your next project :):)
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reckIess Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you very much! <33

My next project most likely will be my yote coming in soon c:
<33
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Lightdasher360 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool to see that Dan ended up looking so well. Getting together with your classmates to work on mounts, skinning, etc sounds like a really good idea (and very beneficial as well). Maybe I should consider doing something like that later on. It's great to see that you're happy with the results. =)
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reckIess Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you very much!
I need to put him out on display before the Thanksgiving party! I'm sure he'll be a nice conversation starter c;
<33

But yes! I'm pretty thrilled that everyone wanted to get in touch! I was so nervous about the class and it was not at all how I imagined it. I didn't think we'd all be so eager to get together again and stuff c:

You should! C:
And thank you c:
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
He looks great! Nice job :)
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:iconreckiess:
reckIess Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! C: <3
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome!
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Burrs-and-Furs Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous job! Looks like you had a lot of fun =D
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reckIess Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! I did c:
Though at times it was quite stressful for me, LOL!
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