All five ravens are done! Here are four of them. The fifth raven was a custom order and had to be shipped out before I could photograph it along with the others, but you can see photos of all of them by clicking on "Continue Reading."
This is Cormac, whose name is the Irish word for Raven.
Here's Darth, short for Darth Vader of "Star Wars" fame.
Elvira, named for the Mistress of the Dark horror film hostess.
Rasputin, named for the mysterious "Mad Monk" of Imperial Russia.
And finally, this is Eddie, short for Edgar Allen Poe, who is missing from the group photo at the top of this blog because he needed to be shipped off to his new home before the others were finished.
You'll find more photos of Eddie and all the other ravens in the gallery.
How these ravens were made:
Ravens, Part 1: Finding Inspiration
Ravens, Part 2: Feathers
Ravens, Part 3: Making lace for the head and neck
Ravens, Part 4: Starting on the legs
Ravens, Part 5: Claws
Ravens, Part 6: Legs
Ravens, Part 7: Building the body
Ravens, Part 8: Beaks
Ravens, Part 9: Attaching the legs
Ravens, Part 10: The exoskeleton
Ravens, Part 11: Feathers and Lace
Ravens, Part 12: Finally finished!
7/7/2021 10:34:23 pm
Beautiful birds, thanks for showing us!
7/15/2022 05:05:39 pm
They turned out really nice. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation.
Dineke van Boven
11/10/2021 08:37:49 am
I just stumbled upon your blog and love.your tutorial on the ravens! I've been experimenting on wire armatures and sering your process helped me a lot with mine. Thank you for kindly sharing your techniques.
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I'm a textile artist in Camarillo, California, USA, specializing in three-dimensional fabric sculpture. I use this blog page to record my journey and to share some of my successes and failures, in hopes that it might help you with your own creative endeavors.