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.:Salem:. by Knuxtiger4 .:Salem:. by Knuxtiger4

As I promised everyone here, I'm hoping up my two mounts from the GTSA convention, where for the first time I entered.

Salem, an Alpine Goat fair much better and pulled a Second Place in the Amateur Category. From what I heard also, she was 2 votes off from People's Choice award too. The only issues that the judge pointed out on her was shrinkage in the eyes, nose and ears as well as paint issues on her face (she got holes and slippage in some areas). The seam by her neck was showing a lot, drumming in the back legs and her tail, lips not tucked enough, hoof shape and the mount seems off balance and earbutts off. Pretty much most of the issues was due to not enough references.

Problem is that there is a lack of references in general on domestic goats and I believe no suppler carries such references that I would need. Thus why when I go the Sussex Fairground in a few weeks I'll be taking a lot of pictures for the domestic animals for my own references. But other than they, pretty good for someone who hasn't touched a hoofed animal. Even got to watch a deer get mounted which make me feel more confident to mount them.

Salem's base was make by me as well as the wooden panel which I bought and prepped.

Salem Photos belong to =Knuxtiger4

Disclaimer: I did NOT kill this animal. I had purchased the animal as an already tanned animal. All the baby goats and sheep I get in my hands are ones that have died of natural causes. I have respect for all the animal parts I get my hands on. If you don't like it, then simply hit the back button.
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Das-Mimi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I like that picture where it looks like it's showing off his bum!! *w*
Knuxtiger4 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lol, couldn't pass that photo up.
OutdoorDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional
Nice job, this mount has a very nice overall appearance and attitude. I am getting motivated now to get started on the two goat kids I have in the freezer
Knuxtiger4 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! c: I would love to work on more goats if I can down the road. I would love to try to do a shoulder mount of one sometime down the road.

And when you do get those goats done you need to show me. :D
XxMURPLExX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aw! Its so cute! I have such a soft-spot for goats!
Knuxtiger4 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
I do too. I was happy to work on this gal and doing a decent job with her.
Eliea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this little one's face! It's so sweet! Congrats on second place it sounds like with more work next time and better references you could probably get first!
And that you learned a lot I'm sure. :)
Knuxtiger4 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Its adorable and just love her. c: And yep, next year I'll be ready. I'm going to work on getting reference of animals I commonly do. I know we have several zoo in the area that would help with that. The fairgrounds will be a gold mine for goats, sheep and rabbits. I think one year they had African animals there too that I'm hoping will be there.
roadkillonroute3 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
=] i still love this goat! ill get some pics up soon hopefully too. i tried to find ya on fbook and i think i either spelled your name wrong or i cant search for you :-p send me a message!
Knuxtiger4 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
You need to get your stuff up. That deer was amazing! And I'll send you a note right now with my name.
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