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Taxidermy IS Art Stamp by Lupen202 Taxidermy IS Art Stamp by Lupen202
Lol, was bored and wanted to try my hand at a stamp. Might update it later with a better version with better pictures, but you can use it if you want.


If you don't like taxidermy, I don't care really. Don't post rude comments.

EDIT: Sense people don't seem to understand what I mean by "Don't post rude comments"... I mean don't act like a little immature brat with anger issues. You can express how much you dislike, or even hate something without throwing a fit or using all caps. I know there are a lot of people who disapprove of this art form, and I'm not going to ask people not to express their opinion, I'm just asking people to express their opinion like a mature human being. It is possible, though it doesn't seem that way after reading some comments made by the various wolfaboos, etc. on this site.



EDIT AGAIN: If you like this version feel free to still fave/use it, but I've made a newer version.

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:iconlimelines:
Limelines Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate how most taxidermists think they are treating animals with respect by stuffing them and putting them on display after they die... do you even KNOW what riots would be caused if the same thing was done to humans? If they were stuffed/skinned then put next to your hearth for some deco? "It's just skin Steven!" (sorry I just had to xD)

Usually all taxidermists reply with "oh yeah well the animals are dead already, why should they care?"  when asked why they believe what they are doing is morally correct
I'm not religious, but I do believe that if something is dead you give it that last bit of respect and bury it and not just make it your newest home furnishing! Animals are not less superior than humans, they had personalities and 'souls' when they were alive too.

What has humanity come too? Absolutely revolting, at least to me.

My grandfather does taxidermy, he had me watch him make a soft mount when I was younger... I can only say I ended up extremely sick, retching and all. How is this FUN for people? Sadism, if you ask me.

I apologize for my rant, but I really feel like I need to get that off my shoulders.
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terrorisnear Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright.. HOW is it art?
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:iconclockwork--crow:
Clockwork--Crow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are many different mediums that go into taxidermy. You need sewing skills to hide your seams, painting skills to recreate the nose/ears/eyes/beaks, sculpting skills to get the anatomy right, carving skills if you are making your own forms...There is a lot of art that goes into taxidermy, but most people just see that it is a dead animal that's been mounted and dismiss it as quickly.

If you look into the process, you'll find it's a lot more difficult than just putting a hide on a form, and that it is, indeed, an art form all in its own right. C:
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:iconterrorisnear:
terrorisnear Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So...? If it's illegal in many countries, it shouldn't be art.
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:iconclockwork--crow:
Clockwork--Crow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where is it illegal? I know certain animals are illegal to have/ship due to conservation or other statuses...but I've NEVER heard it's illegal in a country as a whole.

And no matter what you personally think, it will always be an art. 
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terrorisnear Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The country starts with an n... umm... NETHERLANDS. A person said they can't do it there.
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:iconclockwork--crow:
Clockwork--Crow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They probably just need to get the proper licensing. I know a fellow on a forum site from the Netherlands who does amazing with with birds. c:
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Russia-Love Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Bringing life back into a dead animal is art to me.  (Well not bringing a dead animal back to life litteraly but like, restoring it's beauty again after death)
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Peach-Powder Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, no its not
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RaraSobak Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Well. It's your opinion. After all, art is in the eye of the beholder. I am a taxidermy collector and I think it is art, but I respect your opinion.
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Since when were you the one who decided what is or isn't art?
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:iconpeach-powder:
Peach-Powder Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its an opinion dipshit
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:iconcherubfeet:
CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You were stating it like a fact.
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:iconpeach-powder:
Peach-Powder Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well I didn't intend it to be
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just be more careful about the way you sound next time.
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Lupen202 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it is. If you'd bother to read the description, you'd see why. If you still don't though then there's nothing else to say, really. You're entitled to your opinion regardless how incorrect and insulting it is.
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Peach-Powder Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nope its not
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Lupen202 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like I said, nothing to say to you if you refuse to even write a complete sentence or listen. You're too immature to even debate with; all you can say is "no"? Not sure why you even felt the need to post on here, maybe you were just trying to start drama. Good luck with that and your close-minded ways ^^
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Peach-Powder Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your the one with the closed mind
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:iconchrysailsisbestpony:
chrysailsisbestpony Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
really? Tell me how she's being closed minded. Just because you dont like something doesn't mean it's not art
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:iconpeach-powder:
Peach-Powder Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not that I don't like the 'art', it's that it involves killing animals
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chrysailsisbestpony Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I road kill taxidermy....
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SpinozillaRex Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I approve of this message :D

but it can be really funny when they fail at it XD
this is a lion, HOW COULD THIS HAVE HAPPENED??? 
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Kittycake15 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
*dies from laughter*
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Saiyanpelt-and-Co Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am going to die laughing if I keep opening this.
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ThatRandomFurry Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LAUGHED SO EFFING HARD AT THAT OMFG
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BittyKitty1 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013

I shall be very honest:

  I love Taxidermy. I love animals, I really do, but I also love Taxidermy. Why? Because I was able to fulfill about 50% of one of my goals: To feel a wolf's pelt, alive or Taxidermy- As long as it was real. But I also find it quite amazing, because you get to look close at realistic, lifelike, as-close-to-living-as-you-can-get animals without the problem of them running off. It's so cool. I've seen lots of creatures be taxidermed (<-- someone please provide me with the real word for past-tense Taxidermy). I love looking at it ^-^

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CynicalCoyote Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Those comment are a real gold mine
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Ziblink Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The comment 'Don't post rude comments' is a bit vague. It pays to have something stored away on your computer like your edit that you can copy\paste into any sensitive deviations you post. It saves a lot of effort and heartbreak.


++stamp
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow the load of stupid comments on here is amazing. Hey haters! You guys don't have to like taxidermy but you CAN'T deny that it is art. I think it's funny that some on here are criticizing taxidermy YET admit they don't know the process. Go on youtube and watch some videos, there are plenty of examples!!

Taxidermy takes great skill. You have to take a tanned skin and a styrofoam form(or wrap the body), clay, glass eyes and you have to have great knowledge on the animal's anatomy, sculpting skills, painting skills and some sewing skills in order to make the animal appear alive rather then just some derpy looking corpse. On top of that you have to alter the forms you buy because not every animal is the same size, so you have to sit there and cut and trim or build up on it in order to make sure the skin fits just right.  It isn't easy. You either make it convincing or you fail.

So before some of you talk crap, learn about it first.
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JaggedBobcatBones Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Time to disable comments!

some these kids are really pissing me off but I won't go off on them even though they are mainly rude ignorant people :/
I hate that people do not see taxidermy as an art, and do not even know what they are talking about or the huge effort that goes into it. "moulding a corpse" how ignorant can people be. but if it was a leather craft it would be deemed acceptable.

ugh

I approve of this stamp, but I could not deal with all the dumbasses
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IceDragonQueen22 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I'll admit that it is a form of art.
It takes a lot of talent, and skill, and an be inspiring, or useful?
Useful, for like, museums, I mean. 

Personally though, it's unnerving to me.
I can see the reason some like it, it just seems disrespectful to the animal to me.
I also just don't like the idea of having a dead animal, just...there?

However, some people do need to get off their high horse about bashing it.
It can be a rather nice profession, and once done right, can be beautiful. 
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Wolves don't seem to have a problem leaving pieces of animal carcasses strewn about their densites.
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IceDragonQueen22 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
No, but we're a a lot smarter than wolves. 
We bury or cremate are dead to respect them, and Taxidermy seems a bit disrespectful in that sense, because we're not letting the animal rest, completely. 
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
How one respects the dead is culture-bound rather than universal. Taxidermy bears many similarities to the way Egyptians used to handle their dead, and they considered it the highest honour.
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Meerkatmatt2 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Better then letting it rot, a good taxidermist can have the animals likeness beautifully preserved.
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:iconicedragonqueen22:
IceDragonQueen22 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Like I said, it CAN be beautiful, once done correctly.
It's more so unnerving because, also once done correctly, it can look alive again, and when it's not actually alive, then it becomes a bit creepy to me

I do however, respect people who love Taxidermy.
They have the right to do as they please, and I'm not gonna say anything against that.
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junkeiiyo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope
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DottiFox Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse u.
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junkeiiyo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse you, it's my opinion, and that comment was posted long ago. 
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DottiFox Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I didn't notice how old it was until later, sorry
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because art ISN'T about talent, creativity or effort! If if does not involve a dead animal, it is art! Durrrrrrrr!

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G0R3L0RD Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This needs to be featured XD
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ThatRandomFurry Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see you everywhere XDDDDD 
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
trying to take over the world!
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:iconel-maiz:
El-Maiz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GENIUS!
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xDD
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:iconel-maiz:
El-Maiz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Peeps don't know your POWAH in debates.
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't hold the super power I have ;)
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:iconel-maiz:
El-Maiz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yus.You kick booty.
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