One of the hardest parts of taxidermy is sculpting eyes. We focus on a lot on the eyes as humans and having bad looking eyes can almost ruin an otherwise great mount. The first two images are of a living deers eyes. There can be a LOT of variation in eyes and even more variation in the techniques taxidermists use to sculpt their eyes. The third photo is the way I had originally learned to sculpt deer eyes. This technique was definitely passable, but I’ve grown past it. The last three pictures are how I currently sculpt deer eyes as taught to me be my current boss. I definitely like the more lidded and calmer look with deer eyes.