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Bird Carving

Discussion in 'Wildlife Artwork and Crafts' started by Jean M, Sep 5, 2022.

  1. Jean M

    Jean M Well-Known Member

    I have mentioned before that I had a background in bird carving before starting taxidermy.

    I have carved and competed with my birds since my mid teens. More recently teaching a few classes and contributing to bird carving publications.

    I just got back from teaching a 6 day class on carving and painting a Blackburnian warbler.
    This is carved from Basswood, as I prefer to use knives for most of the carving, but students that prefer power carving usually use Tupelo.

    Painting is all acrylic brushwork.

    Thanks for looking! 20220903_210128.jpg


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  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Awesome work!

  3. Rausch

    Rausch Well-Known Member

  4. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    That’s SWEET!,!!!!
    Very nice
  5. Jean M

    Jean M Well-Known Member

    Thanks very much!
    Just wanted to share.
  6. spurhunter

    spurhunter Active Member

    Beautiful work! I love it.
  7. Wow, it looks so realistic! Nice work!!
  8. Jean M

    Jean M Well-Known Member

    Thanks for looking in.
  9. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    By all means. Please share more often!!
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  10. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Fantastic job. That is talent there, as taxidermists we just un-assemble critters or fish and reassemble them but you took a piece of a tree and turned it into a very nice realistic looking tree dweller.
  11. Jean M

    Jean M Well-Known Member

    I think you're over simplifying taxidermy a touch, but thanks very much 3bears.

    There are some amazing bird mounts here each month, but I doubt that I will ever mount any bird, I think I would do them more justice by carving and painting them.
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