Quite a bit of meticulous work was involved in separating the antlers from the original forest background. The rest of the work proceeded smoothly. The imitation mat has a slight texture that does not show on this small image. The shadow behind the antlers was crafted so as to be visible only on the mat. The final touch was to convert the original image to black & white but gradually blend to color on the deer's head.
This image is available at one of our online stores as a wrapped canvas print.