animal-parts

Forgetfulness in Drawing

Amateur : sHIT I FORGOT THE EYEBROWS

Mostly draws Humans : sHIT I DON’T REMEBER/KNOW THE ANATOMY OF THE ANIMAL I’M TRYING TO DRAW

SU fandom : sHIT I FORGOT THE GEM

SU fandom again : sHIT I FORGOT EXTRA LIMBS/OTHER EYES

Homestuck fandom : sHIT I FORGOT THE HORNS

Homestuck fandom again : sHIT I FORGOT THEIR ANIMAL BODY PARTS

Hetalia fandom : sHIT I FORGOT THE CURL/EYEBROWS

Furry fandom : sHIT I FORGOT THE TAILS/EARS

Fandoms with actors in it (SPN, Doctor Who, ETC.) : sHIT I DON’T KNOW HOW TO TRANSLATE THEIR FEATURES INTO MY DRAWING

Pretty much any fandom : sHIT WHAT DID THEIR CANON OUTFIT LOOK LIKE AGAIN

Pretty much any fandom again : sHIT I FORGOT THEIR GLASSES

Pretty much any fandom AGAIN : sHIT I FORGOT THIS CHARACTERS COLORS

Hey guys, openining up a few commission slots for tonight/tomorrow morning for some drawings! All include clean lines don’t worry!!!

Full body——– Mono color: 12$ (+5$ per extra character) Full color: 12$ (+6$ per extra character)

Half body/portraits—— Mono color: 10$ (+5$ per extra character) Full color: 11$ (+5$ per extra character)

—————————— Trying to keep these cheap enough to get people, but not lose money!! Uh, prices may fluctuate depending on character complexity, we can talk how to pay, and you need to be comfortable talking to me! No nsfw, furries, or weird shit please. I can do like part animal people (idk what they are called), object heads, fandoms, etc!

Six slots, so ready go!!!

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Artist & Photographer:

Raffaello De Vito

“Apparati”

2013

APPARATI “Nel precedente lavoro "APPARTENENZE” l'intento è documentare l'evidente. Una registrazione visiva e oggettiva, priva di ogni interpretazione, di persone che condividono un territorio, un luogo. Credo che la fotografia debba essere poesia e che la poesia debba suggerire il mistero. Molte sono le definizioni di mistero e tutte hanno a che vedere con la nozione del nascosto, del segreto. Per Heidegger il mistero è inerente all'essenza della verità. In questo lavoro “APPARATI” dove la rappresentazione oggettiva di organi (lingua, cuore, occhi….)  è palese, anziché limitarsi a rivelare ciò che in natura è nascosto, ne evoca il mistero, Il mistero dell'ordinario che pone nuovi interrogativi.“ APPARATI [APPARATUS] "In my previous work "APPARTENENZE"  my intent was documenting obviousness.  A visual and objective entry,  devoid of any interpretation,  of people who share an habitat, a place.  I believe that photography should be poetry  and that poetry should suggest mystery.  There are many explanations of mystery and they all have to do with the concept of hidden, of secret.  According to Heidegger, mystery is about truth’s essence.  In this work "APPARATI"  where the objective representation of organs  (tongue, heart, eyes…)    is clear, rather than merely revealing what in nature  is hidden, it evokes mystery,  the mystery of the ordinary that raises new questions.”

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US-Relevant Animal Parts Laws

Hey, taxidermy and dead-critter fans in the US (or who ship to the US)–I put together this collection of links to relevant laws to international, federal, and state laws that affect the possession and/or sales of animal parts in the US. It’s NOT intended as legal advice as I am not a legal professional, but I do offer it as a starting point (when in doubt about the legality of something, check with your state fish and wildlife department). Here it is: http://www.thegreenwolf.com/partslaws.html

Anyway, you can peruse the links at your leisure, but there are a few things that I keep seeing come up that I think you may want to know about (you can find out more about these laws at the link I posted):

–It is illegal to sell or even possess almost all wild bird feathers and other parts, and even nests and eggs–and yes, this does include naturally molted feathers, as you can’t tell the difference between one that was molted, and one that was just ripped off an illegally shot bird. The species protected include all corvids (including crow, raven, jays, etc.), raptors (eagles, hawks, owls), songbirds (robins, cardinals, etc.) and so forth. This is due to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940 (the “eagle feather law”). So that art you made with crow and blue jay feathers, and that hawk feather you have hanging from your rear view mirror? All illegal under federal law and subject to big fines.

–It is illegal to sell across state lines any CITES Appendix I animal parts, to include “pre-ban” (killed before 1973) ones. You can give them as gifts, and you can sell within state if your state allows it. But that vintage leopard coat or ocelot scrap that you’re trying to sell on Etsy? Illegal according to federal law. (See http://www.thegreenwolf.com/prebancites.html for details.)

–It is illegal to send wildlife parts outside of the US without an import/export license, and paying inspection fees–just slapping a customs form on it at the post office isn’t enough. You can find more information on everything needed to legally mail wildlife parts out of the US at http://www.thegreenwolf.com/international.html - while the initial query was about deer parts, it applies to all wildlife. Both US Fish and Wildlife and US Customs have their own regulations, so you may want to inquire with both of them if you’re trying to send animal parts to other countries.

–Many states have restrictions on what animal parts may be possessed or sold. For example, wolf parts cannot be sold in California or New York, and since a seller cannot guarantee that a buyer in those states won’t resell them even though they said they were keeping them, most dealers in dead things won’t ship wolf parts there so as to avoid being held liable and potentially violating the Lacey Act of 1900.

Also, you won’t be exempted if you have the animal parts for religious purposes or if you happen to have Native American blood. Even enrolled tribe members have to wait in a waiting list for years to be approved for a single legal eagle feather, and people of numerous races have been arrested and fined for killing eagles for black market trade. I am unsure of the exceptions that are made to laws for enrolled Native Americans, and would appreciate any links and laws that would help me improve this collection in that regard.

Additionally, a little later this year, once states have had time to update their websites, I’ll be updating this resource; in the meantime, if you see something missing, please feel free to let me know :)

Also, feel free to reblog this if you think some of your readers would find it useful!

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United States-Relevant Animal Parts Laws

I’ve *finally* got the animal parts laws page updated; you can see this database of international, federal and state laws applicable in the U.S. at http://www.thegreenwolf.com/partslaws.html ! In preparation for the animal parts legalities and ethics panel I’ll be on at Curious Gallery this upcoming weekend, I fixed broken links and added a few more laws I hadn’t known about. There’s still some more research I want to do, but what’s there should be all up to date. Let me know if you find any broken links, please, and enjoy!

So. Some of my thoughts on the phrase “just friends.”

People can be really, really, really romantically acting toward one another and yet still think they’re friends. 

I was in mutual love with someone for a year and a half. We slept in the same bed and walked down the street holding hands being rather tactile. And both of us called it a friendship. For a year and a half. Legitimately thought of it as a friendship. For a year and a half. And then after a year and a freaking half we finally talked to each other about the fact that our friendship hadn’t been a “friendship” for a very long time. We started officially dating only then, and by that point, it was simply a matter of semantics. At that point, we were finally putting a label of “romance” to a relationship that already had not been such.

So with Hiccup and Astrid, they have been kissing. They’ve also been awkward around each other in ways that show they’re not in a straight out dating relationship (think “Animal House”). They’re attracted to each other but they’re not there. They are still at that weird stage where it has not clicked into their skulls yet.

Saying they are “just friends” simply means they’re doing something that actually happens in real life. Hiccup and Astrid are attracted to each other. Their relationship likely is in a wobbly stage where some of it might be platonic, some of it romantic. Astrid by saying they are “just friends” isn’t saying that the past few years have been completely lacking in romantic attraction. Astrid and Hiccup are probably basically at the point that they both think it’s “friends” - but maybe it hasn’t been completely, and they’ll realize it in retrospect.

Something sort of like how I described before RTTE came out here.

If any of you happen to be interested in decorating your home with animal skeletons, I just found a website called Skulls Unlimited.

They sell real and replica skulls, claws, and other bones from a huge number of animals. There’s even some fossils, and a couple items based off cryptids. It’s all kind of expensive, but very cool.

-Mod E

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Close ups of the timber rattlesnake rattles and the bat skull.

The bat skull is not cleaned beyond the ants cleaning it (even part of the cervical vertebrae are attached lol.) The teeth are really neat though, and all are there.