Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Why not antlers?

I draw deer. A lot of deer. But I don't think I've ever done one with antlers. It seems odd because I really like antlers. They are intially soft and velvety and then angular and strong. I think the soft and velvety ones are more my speed. I like antlers attached to the deer preferrably, unless they have been shed. I visited the Squam Science Center with Jasper and some friends recently where they have 3 lovely gigantic deer. One had already lost one of his antlers. Before this I did not realize deer shed their antlers every year. So I shudder a little less when I see a pair of antlers mounted to a plaque...provided there's nothing attached to them.

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