After making songbirds I couldn’t resist the urge to add a little more feathery goodness to the Fat Animal Magnet lineup! (Although these little guys are slightly more pointy than their backyard cousins.)
Sadly this is one of the sculptures that didn’t come out as well when I made the mold, so the beaks are a little less intimidating that planned. But I’m starting to get better at mold making, so I’m looking forward to the resculpt (and recast) of this little guy.
(I also really want to make one with spread wings… *puts on the To-Do Someday list*)
#001 – I have a bunch of Red-tailed Hawks in my neighborhood, so it was the go-to color when I started painting. They are such pretty birds and it was something I secretly wanted for my own fridge. (I’ve learned that if I paint things I want, it tends to be something someone else wants as well! 😉 ). Painted in Americana (DA063 Burnt Sienna, DA065 Dark Chocolate), Craftsmart (Butter Cream), and FolkArt (425 Medium Gray).
#002 – For the second hawk I went Google-ing and settled on the Common Black Hawk. He makes quite a dashing figure and he was simple to paint to boot! Painted in Apple Barrel (20504 Black) and Craftsmart (Butter Cream).
#003 – For the fantasy hawk… I went green! (Four colors of green, to be exact!) He does look a little more like a parrot than a raptor, but I still had a lot of fun coming up with a pattern that was hawk-ish. He was painted in Apple Barrel (20504 Black, 20587 Spring Green, 20523 Kelly Green, 21479 New Shamrock, 21386 Arbor Green).Fat Hawks – Work in Progress Fat Hawks – Sculpture and Resin Casts