Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cardinal Ornament

An American Cardinals flew in. No, we are not lucky enough to have these birds come to our feeders in northern Idaho. This bird were carved out of basswood. I wanted to show the feathers so I burned them in with Razertips feather formers. The picture lighting isn't very good, so it doesn't show the fine details. I like the wing hanging down but I'm still working on the wing shape and to narrow the head. It takes some practice to burn in the feathers, but I'm learning that as well.

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