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Fake taxidermy beast by zarathus Fake taxidermy beast by zarathus
Fake taxidermy beast. About 60cm long.
It is for sale! Over on my Etsy store - [link]
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Given 2013-01-08
Fake taxidermy beast by ~zarathus ( Featured by maytel )
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SuwaneeEchoes Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
You did a fantastic job with the realism here, it actually looks like an animal that you could encounter. Amazing!
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IndiexChild Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I have a husky lying beside me as I write this, he is freaked out, to say the least
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:iconkavaldammer:
kavaldammer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome Heart 
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tiararae Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing <3
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TheCrazedWolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You can feel its eyes, slowly piercing through your soul o.O
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:iconbertoni-lee:
Bertoni-Lee Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional
This is Awesome!! Would you mind making a tutorial on how to do this kind of things??
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:iconcrashandra:
Crashandra Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful.  Excellent attention to detail.
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ArtistinWonderland Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014   General Artist
WOOWWWW.... Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart  I absolutely Love this, I would hang it in my living room if I could, just breathtaking, it should be a real creature lol ^___^
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jwmorenob Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
What did you use for the fur? I mean, how did you make the fur look so realistic?
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:iconr-eventide:
R-Eventide Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE the realism!  Wowzers....
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:iconichimarunef:
ichimarunef Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahah that's awesome!!
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:iconcoldfang22:
coldfang22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013   General Artist
How much are these?
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SheSeesRavens Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
You are a crazy-amazing sculptor! <3
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:iconjaykay227:
jaykay227 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
you are VERY amazing at these!
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Nibbolett Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this
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hippogriffon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Love it :)
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:iconzarathus:
zarathus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I made all of it, I don't use pre-made taxidermy pieces. Base shape is sculpted foam and fibreglass, mouth parts are super sculpey, and the eyes are hand painted glass domes.
Thank you!
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Saika1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love how you do these 'taxidermy' I'm jealous of your skills, got any secrets you would be willing to share?
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FenrisMau Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I love this!!!
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goryschre Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Hey this is amazing! where do you get the eyes/mouth pieces etc for your mounts in N.Z, I didn't think you could get much here?
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DERPtheLAMB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow i want that but i aint got no money becuz im just a kid :P
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demetyoubi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
So cool! this is amazing!
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:iconadeleddr:
Adeleddr Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Same question as kagemeddressing!
How much would it cost if you made a new one of the same kind ?
This is really awesome... !
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kagemeddressing Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can see its sold :o what will the price on this be if you "re-make" it?
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:iconblucaracal:
Blucaracal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the nightmares XD

Incredible work O_O
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I'm impressed by the craftsmanship. Blow me away...
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:iconconrislupus:
conrislupus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS
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:iconmadohomos:
madohomos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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Rainacornasusgirl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
that would be one epic creature...
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Power of genetics!
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:iconzarathus:
zarathus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :)! :heart:
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Thereaperoftherebels Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy sh*t I want one lol
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nononoLittleJimmy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That...is BEYOND amazing!!! :iconcannotevenplz:
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gotta-love-furries Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Awesome! Looks alot like a tuk'ata from Star Wars!
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Zombie-Dollie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya that was my point exactly. I don't think physical law or real biology have any say in art -- unless it's a textbook; that's about it. Especially when this has no relation to machines at all, I don't understand how that is even part of your argument... The idea of a fantastical creature is for it to be a fantasy. Something not real.

Anyway I think your beast looks wonderful. Laws of nature and science aside it's a fun blend of things that makes it very interesting to look at. I love the blue of the eyes and the horns really do remind me of a Chinese dragon. It almost looks like some epic mythical beast and makes me wonder what it looked like before it was a head on the wall.
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
amazing work!! :+fav:
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ZacharyStraub Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Most boss :thumbsup:
If I saw that coming at me at night I would start sweatin, and probably pee a little.
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
That totally rocks!!
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haidimeng Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Listen your trying to argue about a piece of art, Im guessing you complained when you saw Dali's Persistance of Memory that a clock melted over a ledge would just fall off and not hang there. It is to be taken as it is, a FAKE taxidermy beast. I could complain all day that the grim reaper wouldn't be able to keep his bones together while moving and guiding souls, but its ok because he is a figment of our imagination. Art comes from our imagination and just because one person decides not to care about being realistic with their work does not give another the right to literally pick it apart because of that fact. There is no final judge in art on what can or cannot be, this creature may not be realistic but the Artist did an amazing job with it and it turned out to be an incredible piece. If you want to complain about a work of art go comment on those just posting pictures of their genitalia, not on a piece someone has worked hours to see it come to life.
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Camerartus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, that's awesome. I'm sure someone could come up with some crazy stories that a lot of gullible people would believe.
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JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Man, I'd love to have that over my fireplace.
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Gaymerboi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Wow, that is amazing.
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IchigoNeko1997 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Wouldn't that be awesome on your wall? :D and imagine all the stories you could make up to tell little kids?
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Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you got a DD for this! You deserve it
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SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
When I was a little kid, I made up an animal called the Horned Jackal, and it looked an awful lot like this, even the markings on its face. I drew lots of pictures of it and even made a fake Zoobook about it.
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Arcane-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Amazing! *A*
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:iconzarathus:
zarathus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Indeed! Arguing about what non-existant creatures are allowed to be depicted is ridiculous. It's supposed to be pretty, not functional. It would probably look quite different if that's what I had been going for O_o
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IHaveNoArt4U Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
ware can i shot me one of those :D
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Cool.
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:iconaxmongrel:
AxMongrel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
wow. that's phenomenal!
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