In the final installment for making the Jack O’-Lantern illustration, I’ve a tutorial for making a DIY clay crow. He’s really simply made with just forming a clay shape over some aluminum foil, using some armature wire, acrylic paint, and feathers (I’m quite pleased with my use of feathers on this!). You could use this simple technique in making a polymer clay bird of whatever type you like, just modify the shapes slightly and paint colors and patterns that match your favorite bird.
𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐃𝐈𝐘 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐰 | 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐝
Since this crow is a background element of this illustration, I didn’t trouble myself with articulating a lot of surface texture, but I could imagine going in with your clay tool and creating markings that give a feathery feel. It might even be really neat to lay some feathers sweeping back along the crow sculpt’s wings!
I could imagine this crow being used on a Halloween wreath, perched on a spooky tree, or Christmas tree ornaments being made if you made it a dove, blue jay, or cardinal instead. To be the first to know when I launch new polymer clay art videos, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the bell icon.
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