Establishing a wing shape using sheet aluminium.
Beginning to shape the wing with sculpting putty.
Measuring and drawing out further detail on to the wing.
The sculpting begins. I use woodcarving chisels for precision when creating feather layering.
The detail now begins to come together.
The wings of the Barn Owl are now well and truly in progress. Next to the wings are some of the tools I have used up to this point.
Beginning to work on the on the head, body and tail, measuring out the correct size of the body and wing feathers.
Sculpting the Barn Owl’s face then checking shape and dimensions. Enjoying work in the sunshine too!
The nervous moment when the wings are attached to the body, getting the perfect angles are so important. Everything is coming together now.