020815 – Hoopoe Status

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I got started on the birds face and crown today. The head feathers are pretty slow going. Think I only have 7 of them left to create. Happy with today’s progress. I included a detail shot, so you can see why the feathers are so slow. They get created by cutting the black and sherbert papers at the same time for a perfect fit (the black is lightened so you can check it out) They are texturized a lot and are quite delicate to handle. Yes – I number my feathers so I can keep them all straight.

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020715-Which Bird to make next????

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So here are the 3 birds I’ve spent 2 days working up. There are another 5 or so more that have been added to my to-do list. I just don’t know what bird I want to do next. Since I couldn’t decide I got them all drawn up and got the papers chosen for them. I figure I’ll see what draws me in tomorrow the most.

Let me know which one you want to see made first.
Top: Red Legged Honey Creeper – he’s small, will roughly be 3.25″ long
Middle: Hoopoe – roughly 7.75″ long (not including crown and tail)Bottom: Hildebrandt Starling – roughly 5″ long

020115 – Splendid Fairy Wren

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{click for larger version} It did take me many months (5 months – wow) since I made my last bird and 6 weeks since I’ve last been to my studio – but I made a bird today.  I did not think I was going to get this done – but I was motivated and quickly got into the zone. So happy to introduce my little splendid fairy wren. The artwork is tiny at 4.5″ x 2.5″ inches. Check out the larger image to see all the details.

The work itself is  roughly 4.5″ x 2/5″  || $TBD
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– The current roster of birds –

(from l to r /  t-b) Splendid Fairy Wren, Resplendent Quetzal, Red Crested Cardinal, Prothonotary Warbler, Green Headed Tanager, Lilac Breasted Roller, Gouldian Finch, Blue-winged Kookabura, Little Bee Eater,Blue Tit, Painted Bunting, Bluejay, Cardinal, Squiggle Bird (Kingfisher-esque)

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