I have 2 life size (maybe bigger than life size since I tend to exaggerate my birds) bronze pigeons in my body of work. Two is an awkward number so I am going to pour a third this spring.
Below are are the two existing pigeons. They are very unusual breeds.
I used newspaper to support the initial layer of wax. I do not want it to be solid so I am now pulling out the stuffing (news paper). This will leave a hollow shell.
Last Friday night we had a pretty hard freeze. I love what it did to these fern leaves. I am considering using them to create the curly feather texture on the frill back pigeon.