This has been a really long project, but I now have the detailing done, eyes set and now ready for the paint booth. I have redrawn the patterns several times and am now pretty satisfied with the final ones for my seminar class. As you carve from your patterns that you create or buy, you see things and shapes not apparent when you create the patterns. Wing placement, feather fluff as compaired to hard feather or bumps are an never ending challenge.
Another angle to show some of the detail. I plan on doing the bee and the dragon fly and attaching by a fine wire passed under the wings into the birds mouth. But this is some time down the way. Hope you enjoy my slow progress.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.