Epaulets & Ruffles

I restarted work on Maverick, a regal cockatiel that I started a few months back. Back then, I sculpted the head, beak, and proud feather headdress upon a 3″ wood doll peg. Today I added the body, wings, regal collar ruffle, and epaulets.

While sculpting the first wing, I struggled to keep my judgment at bay and let it develop further. I just kept moving the clay until I began to see his wing come to life. A pointy tool worked well to make the fluffy wing texture. After adding the ruffle collar and epaulets I could see Maverick’s proud personality rise to the surface.