Monday, 27 May 2013

Fan Bird

Been playing around with Fan Birds again this weekend, and i think im getting there, the bird pictured came from a blank that was 5 inches long, two inches wide and about an inch thick, when i rived the feathers i surprised myself as i made 53 feathers, some of which were way too thin and were discarded.

Even so, at 26.5 feathers to the inch, im happy, i was even happier with the one i did after this, as i rived 68 feathers from a blank 2.5 inches in width, or approx 28 to the inch, now it's just practice, practice and more practice.

4 comments:

  1. Great image of a great bird! How do you create the wavelike structure on the side fo the feathers?
    Regards
    Frederik

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    1. It's done with a small carving gouge before the feathers are made

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  2. That's spot on Mark! Is it Pine?

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    1. cheers Simon, it's made of Ash

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