Tuesday, 9 October 2012

A new bird for the Homyachok Challenge!

Encouraged by the success of my quilled woodpecker, I decided to create a new bird for entry into this month's Homyachok Challenge.


This one is a bird of paradise, and the picture incorporates many of the techniques that I learned while making the woodpecker: vortex coils to fill the main areas of plumage; large wheatears for the tail feathers; 'beehive' coils for the tree branch ... and a mix of 3mm and 1.5mm strips to create depth. For added emphasis, I decided to wrap each distinct area of plumage twice around with a white strip. I also experimented with adding some gently curved 1.5mm green strips 'papergraphics-style'  to give detail to the long background leaves.

Now that it's complete, I can almost hear the sounds of the rain forest with the bustle of insects and the raucous calls of other creatures, accompanied by the steady fall of rain!



Wish me luck!!





20 comments:

  1. OMG....very very beautiful....love it so much...
    hugs

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  2. Cute bird and my best wishes to you philippa

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  3. The luck is already in you as I can see you are a fighter and this is super! This is another beautiful creation that will bring you the success! cheers,

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  4. Oh so lovely...Nice implementation of all techniques...Love the idea!!!

    All the Best, Philippa!

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  5. Again beautiful bird!!! Wish you good luck!!!

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  6. This is WONDERFUL ! No need to wish I know you will win the challenge !!I just loved the bird..and leaves they look so delicate .

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    1. Pooja, you are SO kind with your comments!! We will find out next week ...

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  7. And this it is a beautiful bird like the first on.

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  8. oh this is gorgeous, love how you did the feathers and the nice leaves, love the bee hive used for the branch, its all good!!!!
    I can see you winning the challenge!!!
    Paula

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  9. Beautiful bird! Colorful and elegant with all the techniques! I wish you luck on the challenge!

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  10. Шикарная птица!!! Удачи в задании от Хомячка!!!

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    1. Translation: Posh bird!!! Good luck in the job of the hamster!!!

      Thank you!

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  11. Great work! Great colors! Thank you for joining us at Homyachok challenge blog!

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  12. Awesome! Great job!
    So colorful and detailed. Love the looped feathers. Very interesting creation.
    Thank you very much for playing along with us at Homyachok challenge blog!

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  13. Wonderful creation!!!Good luck!:))

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  14. Чудесная птица! Необыкновенно красочная.

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    1. Translation: Wonderful bird! Unusually colourful.

      Thank you, Galina!

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  15. This is so very beautiful Philippa.

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