My latest bird sculpture: a half-scale model in a decorative decoy style of a drake Goldeneye duck, created from polymer clay and realistically painted with acrylics. Since first posting it on here I’ve made a further refinement to this sculpture – it now has hand-painted glass eyes, which greatly add to the realism of the piece. It’s a bit of a cliche to say that the eyes follow you round the room, but they really do!
I’m really enjoying making these, and will hopefully have a whole flock of bird sculptures to exhibit at the Rutland Water Birdfair in August. Next on the list is a drake Harlequin duck.