A client contacted me about an eagle sculpture he was inspired by on a trip in Gettysburg. He wondered if I would be able to create a similar sculpture. After looking at his reference photos, I got to work making the glue up on a beautiful piece of cherry.
For this sculpture, because it is much smaller than most of my sculptures, I used my CNC machine to do the rough-out carving. From there I did most of the detail carving with angle grinders and dremels. I referred to his guideline photo often during the carving process.
After lots of sanding, I stained and finished the eagle and started painting the colored areas. I was aiming for a muted, antique look with the colors rather than bright, totally opaque colors.
Finished! What do you think?
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