My bird that I've been gradually carving for over the last year is finally almost done!!! And I'm in love - this has by far been the most difficult piece that I have carved, but the most rewarding. She is carved out of basswood, and her neck is made from mahogany. It finally started coming to life a few weeks ago. The details were really time consuming, and my original design didn't work with the orientation of the wood, hence, why the tail is smaller than my original design, but overall she has a lot of personality in her style. After this, I'm planning on building a stop mouton puppet, so my carving is going to go by the wayside for a few months, but I'll update my site when Phoebe is finished being painted! :)
Thanks for checking her out! I've included a couple of process shots.