Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Making A War Bonnet
For a long time I've been wanting to attempt to make a Native American wearing a war bonnet made with individual feathers, Watching David Lemon's latest sculpture take shape really brought that idea forward to where I got the nerve to try it. You can see David's work here: http://adayinthelifeofalemon.blogspot.com/ So......
I've left plenty overlap where the crown meets the head for all the attachments to come...braids, ermine fur strips, etc.
I carved the body of the bust yesterday but it's still up in the air whether I'll use it or go for a complete figure.
To sum it all up .... I like it but do realize that the feathers are way out of scale which I why I only used 20 feathers when, to be correct I should have used 32. But it is a semi-caricature so I guess I can get away with it. Now that I know it can be done maybe I'll do a more realistic one later.