Made by Joanne Bookmyer
This project was inspired by a stuffed (toy) turkey vulture which made me think of all those ugly/cute creatures that exist. I used Jonni’s technique to make about half of the wing/tail feathers. The remaining ones I just cut from cardboard. The head and feet are made from magic-sculpt (this is the first time I’ve used it and I will definitely use it again). The body is paper mache clay over a cardboard form. To mount him on the wood base I used extra long heavy wire for the legs. I drilled holes into the base and then stuck/glued the wire into the holes. After that I built up the thickness of the legs with the magic-sculpt and then created “fake toes” and added them on.