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Coydog Novis by AdarkerNEMISIS Coydog Novis by AdarkerNEMISIS
Another shot of the red coydog Novis who will be hopefully shipping soon.

Its going to be sad to see her go but like the Dodge challenger she was named after was sold, just feels right. Though I sold her before the car.

I was glad I got to work on her though besides her being a total bitch. Though I think she had a lot to do with it.

I really hope the customer likes her.

NOVIS by AdarkerNEMISIS
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Given 2017-10-16
Coydog Novis by AdarkerNEMISIS is amazing in how life-like this soft-mount specimen is. The photography features this specimen in such loving and warm light that it's hard to believe she is not going to jump up and run away.  ( Suggested by bluediscord and Featured by SinistrosePhosphate )
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Thylarin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my how dare you turn that poor dead animal's skin into this beautiful art piece instead letting it rot away?
Haha...sorry I just don't get how can anyone not appreciate this.
I love your work, you totally deserved the DD! :D
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IndigoIdelle Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ethics aside, this requieres a lot of skill and if I hadn't read the comments I would have believed this one (and the others in your gallery were) still alive.

So, congrats on your DD.
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MAGEBAD Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Cute
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
Congrats on the DD! This beauty certainly earned it.
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AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :meow:
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Ryla-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Haters gonna hate - doesn't matter what it is. I love Novis! Soooo beautiful! You did such an excellent job on her. Heart GORGEOUS! Heart  
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AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah, but they have their own reasoning. Thank you though she's not the best either. I had a lot of issue when mounting her up glad she at least finished ok. hoping the customer likes her..........always makes me worried
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Chinqwe Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2017
Has nothing to do with HATERS. This is an ART site, and I collect art. This really upset me ( as I don't want to look at at dead animal on an art page) If I wanted to look at Taxidermy then I would go to a site and look on there.
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AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry it upsets you but this isn't about you. The world doesn't involve around whether or not it upsets you. I personally don't care to see peoples fetishes' here but that's none of my business some people like it, simply let them be. If I wanted to look at soft porn I would need to go on a porn site but that's not the case boobs and ass are right here....don't have to go far for that one.

I also find it funny that you claim this isn't art but I actually graduated from the School of Animal Artistry which is where I learned to do what I do. though it still takes years to get better it and I'm a long way to even be considered professional but doing what I do there's a lot of art involved around it and I LOVED what I do and I think that's a art form in its self really....kind of silly.

I've been here long enough to see and hear it all really, in the very end I just learned to sit back and let things be. I cant change the way people think and I don't think I really want to.
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Featherologist Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Taxidermy is a legitimate art form. Hence, belongs on an art site too. 
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Chinqwe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017
Yes, as long as they dont go out and kill these animals for the sake of Taxidermy - If these animals have died from natural causes or roadkill then I have no problem with that at all.. ( some people here on Deviant Art go out and kills wolves etc and then sell their skins etc on DeviantArt. ( that really makes me angry)
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Featherologist Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's still classified as art; regardless of how the specimen was obtained. 

Lol. What's the difference between selling a wolf skin and selling a leather pair of shoes? Both are dead animals. 
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Chinqwe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017
Well a LOT of people care...  This is NOT art in my eyes.. A stuffed dead animal? ( killed so that it can be mounted on someone's wall)? I joined this page because I am a huge Fantasy Art lover, and this is not art as far as I am concerned.  ( Art in your eyes, but NOT art in the eyes of many other artists here on Facebook) I am a huge animal lover ( and I really don't want to see a dead animal on an Art page) I am totally against animals getting killed just for the fun of it. ( and YES it does make a difference how the animal was obtained in my eyes) I dont wear leather or eat meat. 
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Featherologist Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
However it is perceived though, it's still legitimately classed as art. 

We're not on Facebook, don't see the correlation here? 

Congratulations, I'm against killing animals for fun too! we have something in common ;) 
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CANIDStheInnovator Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
Nice looking dog
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ACheshireNamedAlice Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly I think it's really respectable that the animals whole body is being used after death instead of going to waste! I look at it as honoring the dead and would love to have this done to my pets when they die. I for one love the idea of beautiful preservation and if I had my way, I would have my body preserved in ice when I die :)
And I mean tbh this isn't much different than what they do to humans after death if you want an open casket funeral, they stitch you up and add plastics and materials to keep you looking human and as you were when you passed and they do your makeup and dress you up nice like a human doll. It's pretty hypocritical to hate on this when you have no problem with it being done to people but ya know, haters gunna hate :)
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your DD! :heart:
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ASPIEGIRAFFE Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
gorgeous if you were in aus id want you to do my dogs soft taxi when he passes 
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ariieve Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! The face is so lifelike <3
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Pourus-heart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love Novis, he's a lovely example of your excellent skill, bad luck on the DD but hopefully it brings you some sales in addition to the absurd hate. c:
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mute-owl Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
let the hateful comments begin.  just know all us understandable folk know how much work went into this handsome coydog.  you did such stunning work on such an amazing specimen!!
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JaysConfused Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!!! I'm so glad to see taxidermy finally showing up on the front page :)
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GantzAistar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Disgusted that DA supports this kind of stuff. Sickening enough that DA gives platform to people who abuse, kill and display dead animals. That's not art. But then again, this is just another reminder why I'm rarely here and why so many people leave.
Would be more impressed if this was a plushie done from scratch. Also wonder what this is for? It's not like a typical trophy some people display in their houses, it looks more like it is made for a similar reason what plushies are for... Correct me if I'm wrong, but if it is what I think it is for then... EEEEEWWWW!!!!
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GantzAistar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Sadly, DA is full with this kind of stuff. Disgusting that they would even reward such people with a DD. The DD could have gone towards a skilled plushie maker.
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AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I did honestly put a lot of work into this coyote. 

You really shouldn't judge an artist because you don't understand how much it actually takes to create death and life into a single mount. Just because its real doesn't mean its not art. =) 
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GantzAistar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional Filmographer
While I admit that I'm not a fan of that kind of stuff, my comments were mainly aimed at DA. However; happy for you that you got a DD though.
Also one more question; what are those "soft mounts" for? Are they going to be used like plushies or are they more like regular taxidermy for display?
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AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You shouldn't say your happy for me after you just said the DD should have gone to someone else. It makes no sense.
Your not a fan of this kind of stuff and that i do understand. Do you not like it because you dont understand it? The whole process of preserving life after death is a true art form and i will admit im no where good enough as some of the greater artists. but you shouldnt shame something you dont understand. Im sure DA knew what they were doing when they allowed taxidermy on here, it after all has its own catagory on this site.   
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
If you treat a soft mount like a plushie it'll be destroyed in a short amount of time. But they don't usually just sit in one spot forever, either.

I've personally used soft mounts at events in educational displays. They can be handled more easily than a traditional mount, and do remind people of a plushie, which makes them more approachable to the general public. My favorite thing in the world is watching adults come up, ask to hold it, then show it to their children and talk to their kids about the animal (maybe with me chiming in every now and then with some random facts about said animal, haha). They're also useful for artistic purposes, such as movie props, or photography, and do get used for these purposes. People even use them as cosplay/costume "accessories/props" (for lack of a better term). And of course some people just like having taxidermy around that's not so rigid and can be held easily. I've found that people who cannot have pets for whatever reason tend to be fond of them as well. Everyone has their own uses for their soft mount, it seems. But they can't be tossed around like a plushie or over-handled or they will fall apart.
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GantzAistar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for explaining! Do some have sort of wire skeletons inside for posing?
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
Some do, some don't. When they do have the wire "skeleton" in them are called poseable soft mounts.
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MEP-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations! Wonderful work! :clap:
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AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you its very much appreciated!
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MEP-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! 

Congratulations on the Daily Deviation. 
You did a great job with this piece. Keep up the good work! :w00t:
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LauraRamirez Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional
Congratulations for the DD! :la: :la: :la: :la:
I'm been watching you for a while, and I think you really deserve it :D (I'm just too poor to buy your mounts T___T)
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AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am not going to lie, but I'm seriously confused at what is happening here.
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LauraRamirez Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional
What? the DD? xD
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AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I was away for alittle while so this is news to me. of course it always attacts that kind of person who disregards it entirely and just wants to shame it. but that's "ART" right LOL
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LauraRamirez Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional
Oh :D good surprise then ^_^
Yeah, I understand that people may not like mounts, but it's isn't an excuse to insult you xDD
Yep, that's art! xD
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TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2017  Student Artist
Disgusting. Such a thing is not needed anymore today except if you live in Russia's coldest region etc -_- 

And i do not think they were dead before...
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2017
So Russia is the only country with animal taxidermy mounts in their museums? The only country where people can practice the art of trying to make the dead appear alive again? Huh, news to me.

The coydog was dead before this artist got it. Like many other coyotes who get hunted as a "pest" species. If you have a problem with coyotes being killed you need to complain to the people who make hunting laws, not berate an artist who chose to work with the remains instead of letting them go to waste. Your profile says you're from Germany, so I'd assume you don't know much about hunting in the US, nor our coyote populations, but coyotes are extremely adaptable and thus are a plentiful species and hunting of them is very much allowed if not encouraged. In some states (like mine) you don't even need a hunting permit/tag to shoot them because they're considered vermin, much like rats. People who raise livestock from chickens to sheep or even horses (yes, they'll attack horses) frequently shoot them on their property to protect their livestock then hang the carcasses up on their fences to allegedly ward off other coyotes. Many people shoot coyotes then dump the entire carcass because they think they're worthless. There's entire hunting derbies where the goal is to shoot as many coyotes as possible because people want to control their numbers. Ineffective and barbaric, I'd say, but again, if you want to see change you have to go after law makers, not artists. An artist can't change the fact that coyotes are killed like flies, only ensure that the remains get used and honored rather than hung up and left to rot.

It's honestly insulting that you can't recognize that this artist put in a lot of hard work to try to make the animal look alive again via taxidermy rather than let the pelt sit out and slowly rot (fur takes a long time to decompose, and isn't eaten by any animal on purpose). What better way to honor an animal than make them look alive again, as the animal they were? This way their memory can live on and they can be appreciated for what they were. Maybe even learned from as well. Try saying the same for a carcass rotting on the side of the road, or even a fur garment.
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Chinqwe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
I agree. God knows why this got a DD.. Whats so beautiful about a dead/killed animal for art?
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TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Student Artist
yeah thought the same.... and deviantart supports that... I mean today that is not needed anymore and the animal looks "too uninjured" for the excuse it died in a natural way....as if
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
The artist never said it died in a natural way. But even if they did, what if the animal died of poisoning or organ failure, or internal injury? Much crueler than a well-placed bullet, mind you, but you can even find roadkill completely in-tact with no external damage (granted, that one is more rare).

Never the less, just because the death wasn't "natural" (which honestly I'm not sure why that matters to you? Natural deaths are downright cruel. Starvation, dehydration, exposure, injury, sickness, freak accidents, being killed by another animal...natural deaths are pretty brutal and tend not to be quick, thus why we consider them as "abuse" if they happen to animals under our care) doesn't mean the artist killed the animal. If you want to complain, take it up with people who make hunting laws in the US.
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cricket00fur Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My corgi passed away this past July due to liver failure.  I plan to have him taxidermied similarly, and his pelt is already being preserved as the first step.  I need artists like Nem so my beautiful, beloved pet can stay by my side forever.  I'll be cleaning my dog's bones myself, and will let a trusted friend articulate the skeleton for me to keep as well.
I most certainly know preserving a pet, or any animal, in such a way is typically not "acceptable", but I could not care less what someone else thinks about my grieving process.  Everyone is different.  I acknowledge some people find taxidermy and bone collecting disgusting, and I even used to be in the same boat.  For almost two decades, nothing horrified me more than dead bodies and bones...but I grew up, and learned a great respect and appreciation for the preservation of what nature leaves behind.  (And, speaking from one who watches taxidermy circles fairly closely, many animals that were maimed by a natural death can be amazingly restored in taxidermy form.  You'd never know the multitude of stitches holding a shredded roadkilled hide together, for example, unless you had seen the unfortunate animal's body before such magic was worked.)  There is beauty to be seen on every level, be it a swirl of fur carefully groomed and dried back into place, ears set with just the right expression, bright eyes with carefully tucked lids..There is an immense amount of skill and artistry that goes into such a life-like taxidermy mount.  I am sorry you're not yet able to appreciate the skill involved to bring this coydog back to life.
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ASPIEGIRAFFE Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
im doing the same for my dog a lab called kudja, i hope i can find someone near me þat can do such amazing work, i need to keep his first vessel because its his first one (hes gon reincarnate into a new puppy after) 
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EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD!
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