Today we have a fast video, a ‘replay’ of sorts. I made this baby chick about six years ago, and it’s still one of my favorite projects. It was a fast project, although it does take time to dry, and getting the legs to balance correctly can be somewhat tricky.
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With a two-legged sculpture, you have to keep fiddling with the wire legs and the toes until it stands solidly on a flat surface, and sometimes what ‘works’ isn’t what you had originally intended. However, the final result may look more natural, or even more interesting, than the original plan.
I used the same wire leg system with my raven and my dodo bird, but for some reason I didn’t take photos of the wire armature of either of those sculptures. For larger sculptures, you need heavier wire, of course, but the system works with any size bird.
If you’d like to see the original post showing the baby chick, it’s here: https://www.ultimatepapermache.com/baby-chick