I was excited to get started on this sculpture because I had never attempted a Phoenix before nor had I ever sculpted a feathered creature this large before. The piece is only around 6 inches but I usually work on a smaller level so anything over 4 inches is big to me.
I began this piece with the torso. Started with just a polymer clay blob in the shape of a bird...sort of in the shape.
|I used glittery polymer clay to give a nice whimsical effect.|
|Insert a glass bead for an eye.|
a polymer clay rod of two or more colors; the colors inside the rod are constructed in such a way to form an image) I used orange and gold and shaped the pieces of polymer into tear drops, then I used a pointed tool to make the lines. I made the feathers for the wings in this same fashion...more on sculpting the wings later.
|That's some fine plumage ya got there.|
Then it's just a matter of laying the feathers on the wire. Do this on the front and back of each wing.
|He can fly anywhere now. :)|
|Ready to baked!|
|and LO there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth.|
After painting a few details my Phoenix is ready for his Dragon Con debut.
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