Monday, April 7, 2008

Corvid Eplus - Ready To Go To His New Home

Y'all must be getting tired of all my crow ravings - but I am quite excited that this one is done!
Since he is a commissioned piece I wanted him to be as perfect as I could make it. I tried some new techniques - which might not always be a good thing to do on a piece that is commissioned - but, thankfully, it all turned out just as I had hoped. I made the beak out of polymer clay, used a better sized eye & created a new method of finishing & stiffening that has worked very well. The legs are the most difficult part of the process - and I decided that they needed some sort of stabilization. These legs are made for woodcarvers, and as such are intended to be set in wood. I need to cut off part of the metal - and then finish them with paint and texture. I fashioned the stabilizing pads from polymer as well. Much better than the original. I made a leg band for him and will include a "care & feeding" card. I sure have fun making these ! Thanks for looking - and I promise I will not post more crow photos for awhile.





7 comments:

NeedleFeltingFans.com said...

He is Terrific Marie!!! But I must say that I personally like Epley's beak better because it has a more organic, natural look to it.

I'm excited by the different techniques you are using. Fun to watch your progress and your creativity!

Stephanie Pettengell said...

The crows are brilliant, don't stop posting them. This refined crow looks so good.

Micki said...

He sure is life-like. You did an amazing job.

Vicki W said...

He's perfect!

jenclair said...

He is really remarkable, Marie. Love the leg band. Can't get over how real he looks!

Sue B said...

He's awesome!

Laura said...

He's GORGEOUS! Love the leg band and care and feeding instructions (which you should post, by the way)!

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