Saturday, 23 February 2013

Yer Feet's Too Big.......

For such a simple looking bird, this has proved to be surprisingly complicated!  It's not until you study something so closely that you discover what it really looks like - I never knew that a moorhen's wings were brown or how the white feathers on its wings and tail actually grew.  The weird red beak thing was interesting too!

Now I have to make his legs - for those of you not au fait with moorhens' feet, they are enormous! And their legs are very long too...and they are yellow.  This could be challenging to say the least - plus I have to make a second bird but hopefully that will be simple now that I have done all the hard work with this one.

Just got a lovely dog portrait commission - they never feel like work, I just love 'em!


Soggibottom said...

Personally :-) I think Cat paintings are your thing :-)But wow, what a lovely bird....... :-) x x x

Magpie Magic said...

Wow! That looks fabulous! xo