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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 30, 2011 - 07:41pm PT
All these things must be learned through hands on study of skinned reference.

I took a class once in my misspent youth from a prof. that had received his masters in fine arts from one of the major Calif universities. It was the only one that had a dissecting anatomy class, (same one premeds took) as a required course.

Sorta thinned out the herd.

Amazing work there.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2011 - 07:55pm PT
as per chimpanzees, Yes, from zoos or legally owned private sources. Not wild...Ive never done one myself, but i did work on a orangutan skin that was forty years old for a museum..

and yes TGT, there is much to this that is uhhh,,,non-glamorous for SURE!


Credit: Ron Anderson

this piece was done for NDOW for thier Elko office, where a lot of my work is displayed. A prarie falcon and rosey finch, both road kills picked up by game wardens. it is in progress drying then went on habitat etc..
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Sep 30, 2011 - 08:18pm PT
Cool work, Ron. Once again, we led similar paths bitd. I learned as a teen through Northwest(ern) Taxidermy School. Couldn't wait as a kid to get shipments of glass eyes, woodwool and tanning chemicals. It was a great experience. My favorites were coyote hides, coots, rabbits, a cub bear. Never attempted a fish. Also mounted a couple of hawks and a Great Horned Owl picked up down by Cradlebaugh Bridge. It was only a few years back a couple of jays got into the garage and picked the owl apart. Which I had up on the shelf for 35 years - talk about dusty! Otherwise I'd post a pic of it. Miss jepedos in CC. Too bad we didn't hook up - climbing and taxi together as teens would've been fun!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2011 - 08:22pm PT
No chyt Shawn! Of course, my teens might have been a little earlier that your teens...lol!
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Sep 30, 2011 - 08:34pm PT
Absolutely outstanding..
As an animal and bird freak I've had more than a few dead birds, and animal parts in my freezer. In Alaska I had a Crested Auklet, 3 species of Eider, Bowhead whale nephrons and cardiac tissue and all kinds of arctic vertebrae
I spent untold thousands of hours studying the taxonomy of birds...for some reason?..LOL

You are an artist. I envy you..

For a very, very very large majority of people this is as close as they will ever get to these animals and these artist pieces strike more wonder in the heart of young naturalists then most of the rest of the bullshit combined.
Hopefully you get some in some museums.
My kids and I were just at the Smithonian Natural History Museum in January- blew their minds
Bravo!
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Sep 30, 2011 - 08:35pm PT
TFPU
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2011 - 08:38pm PT
thanks Riley! I do have work scatterd around varoous nature centers, public offices and museums like Carson, and Elko museums etc..Many places back east have pieces of mine as well..I just did a HYBRID brewers blackbird X common grackle for a nature center in MO..
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Sep 30, 2011 - 08:38pm PT
Interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing!
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Sep 30, 2011 - 08:39pm PT
My landlord was a hunter. He has about 10 animals mounted. Sitting in his house sometimes weirds me out. I don't fully understand hunting. At least not for things you don't eat.

Like Crimpie though, I think your work has a beauty to it.


A friend of mine carves wood birds. They are sort of simple carvings, yet he has a knack for capturing their beauty. You also have a knack for capturing these animals beauty. I imagine it was a fairly rigorous learning process.

More birds please and thanks for posting this. It is interesting.


Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2011 - 08:40pm PT
pleasure is all mine Crimpie!!



Credit: Ron Anderson

this one was second in world at the 2007 World competition in Reno. 48 states and 57 countries in over 500 pieces. I sold it for 5200.00 right after the show..
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Sep 30, 2011 - 08:45pm PT
Brings whole new meaning to that one phrase "take this job and stuff it.."

Good work, takes guts to do that, or rather remove guts to do that

;-)

Karl
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Sep 30, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
"I just did a HYBRID brewers blackbird X common grackle for a nature center in MO.."

Bad ass!
Got a pic?
Love hybrids.


I've seen all three species of Rosy Finch at the same time in one place above Albequrque in November..
Cool stuff
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
Moosie,, heres some more "boids".



Credit: Ron Anderson

close up af a chukar partridge which appeared in an instructional book by Frank Newmyer, five time world champion bird taxidermist along with five or six other guys me being one of em circa 89/90?


IF you look closely, you will even see a nicitating membrane in the front corner of the eye lid which has also been rebuilt and air brushed along with bill...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2011 - 08:57pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


Credit: Ron Anderson

Hybrid Brewers/grackle :-)

custom colored eyes to match speciman. Not a luecistic grackle evidenced by skull shape, tail length and other abnormalities.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2011 - 09:16pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

african Cape Weaver

sorry for tiny pic, photo bucket is all of a sudden doing this now..??


ok if i load straight from files..
locker

Social climber
CO
Sep 30, 2011 - 09:18pm PT


You have probably already answered this question...

If so, I missed it...

But what are the things sticking out of the animals that look like straws???...

Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Sep 30, 2011 - 09:19pm PT
i wanna see a dead monkey.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2011 - 09:20pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

an african olvie thrush, very much looking like our NA Robin!


edit: Locker, those are "euro pins" from germany, plastic handled tiny SHARP AZZ pins made just for "dermy"..
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Sep 30, 2011 - 09:21pm PT
They are electrodes Locker, for when Ron is ready to take over the world. He is actually an evil genius and he plans to bring all of his creations back to life where they will devour their owners.

So far he has animals in all the democrats houses.


sorry ron, for exposing your plan..

002.5
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2011 - 09:27pm PT
they laughed at Dr Doolittle, but ill have his revenge! MUwaahahahaaaa!

Credit: Ron Anderson
this Pintail drake was done for a client 36 years ago, and was recently brought in to be cleaned.. Kind of a rookie mount, but they stand the test of time - i take great measures to make them as bug proof /bombproof as possible..
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