Better photos later. Maybe. When daylight and proper background. T_T
Critique is on because...because I have that button but barely ever use it. Feel free to say what you like/dislike/looks weird, things like that.
(*Is aware that the photos are
off, that light background is bad with white feather-ends, and that anatomyproportionsstuff is not there*
I finally finished him. Slightly less than 5 months of work... Hours total - about 400. I lost count after the third month XD.
Feathers. Feathers everywhere. But he looks so fluffy...
Front legs, wings/feathers, tail - move (are posable), hind legs move too, but they aren't posable. In wings, every feather can be posed (they are sewn together, so nothing extreme).
Birdthing and my cat.
Size: Around 52 cm (20 inches) long - from front claws to the end of tail feathers. Around 25 cm (9 inches) high. Wingspan about 50cm. No idea about exact weight, but it's heavy...
For the curious people: process of making.
- Made some feathers, made a head for them...
- Neck, leg. Still had no idea what I was making. But the leg moves. ( [link]
- More legs.)
- Decided that I wanted feathery wings. Thus, many wires were added.
- Decided on a pose. Yay, sitting pose! Still not certain about the tail. (Later: [link]
- Tail will get feathers. And then even more feathers. Also, yay, hind legs!)
- Feathery tail! (And I finally realized, how
many feathers I will need for wings. But the bases were already made. Poor me.)
So yeah. As you see, planning =/= my strong side.
Two tutorial/walkthrough thingys were made in the process - paws: [link]
and feathers: [link]
~170gr main blue (263- Inside-Color Rainbow Crystal/Light Capri);
~75gr silver cube (21- Silver-Lined Crystal);
~60gr treasures (88 - Metallic Cosmos, 82- Metallic Nebula);
~80gr other colours (942 - Transparent Sapphire, 141 - Ceylon Snowflake, 121- Opaque Lustered White, 23b - Silver-Lined Dark Aqua, 161 - Trans-Rainbow Crystal, 88, 82).
Also some clear Delica, blue iris Matsuno 6-cuts, some lustered white Miyuki beads, metal "silver dust" beads, two blue agate beads for eyes, two small black agate beads and two big rainbow obsidian beads in wings, blue metallic Swarovski crystals, blue Czech claw beads.
Braided line: ~320m. Wire: 15+ m. Lots of big plastic beads for filling.