Who is a taxidermist?
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All the professions in the world can not be known, sincethe process of their appearance never ends. With the development of society, with the emergence of new spheres of activity, with changing needs and needs of people, all new professions are being transformed and emerging. Today we will talk about one of the fields of activity, which is not always heard by everyone - taxidermy.
Who is a taxidermist and his occupation?
Let us turn to the term "taxidermy". It can be defined as the activity of making stuffed animals based on their skins. The essence of the method is to pull the resulting animal skin onto a certain base, and fill the inner part with filler. Most often, taxidermy is used to make museum exhibits or to house the trophies of their hunting.
Now we can determine who istaxidermist. It is a specialist in the making of stuffed animal skins. An ordinary person is unlikely to cope with such a task, since there is a special technology of work. Before the process of manufacturing a scarecrow, it is necessary to clean and process the animal or poultry skin. Then the taxidermist should create a metal frame with loops in order to be able to fix the wire. Formation of the basis on this is not yet over. The taxidermist mounts a special filler on the metal frame to give the stuff to the scarecrow. And only after this, the skin of the animal is stretched and adhered to the base.
Who is the taxidermist and the details of his work?
To learn more about workspecialist and understand who the taxidermist is, let's look at the knowledge and skills that he must possess. As for knowledge, the taxidermist must know the biology, anatomy and ecology of animals. It would be nice to have an artist's talent. It should be developed technical skills of the profession. All this is required to build up the joints and tendons of animals and birds with clay, create an upper capillary layer, work through the eyes, lips, nostrils and other small details. In fact, the work of the taxidermist is quite painstaking. and it's not just anatomy. As we have already said, the talent of the animal painter also plays an important role in the profession of this person, because it is necessary to observe the proportions, the volumes of the animal, to create the image closest to the living one. You may have to convey the emotional expression of the muzzle or the stuffed pose.
If you are interested in the profession of a taxidermist,then you know, there are no special educational institutions in Russia that would train such a specialist. Basically, the technique is transferred from the master to his student, so it is better to find such masters independently through acquaintances or via the Internet.