It's time to give these black birds a little personality. Continue reading to learn how to create the beaks.
March 28, 2019: Start by outlining the edge of the beak with a chalk pencil.
Paint the beak with metallic silver acrylic.
Sketch the mouth opening with disappearing ink. I like to curve the ends to create a mischievous grin.
Paint the mouth with a black marking pen.
Smear the marking pen line to create shading.
Use a needle and thread to create an indentation along the mouth opening.
Five ravens with completed beaks. Up next, attaching the legs.
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!
Welcome to my fantasy world
I'm a textile artist in Reno, Nevada, 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.