These griffin sculptures have been getting painted all sorts of ways. These are male and female Zebra finch griffins that I airbrushed for ebay These are gypsum castings of my original sculpture, produced by Windstone Editions.
The painting on these two is absolutely gorgeous - I twigged to "zebra finches" even before I saw the title. I have a sneaking suspicion that the noises these two make aren't nearly as *cute* as those of zebra finches...
Feathers are a lot of work. I carve each feather individually using sharp metal tools. I use home-made tools and dental tools. Tiny files are useful too.The method depends mostly on what material you are working in, and what you are going to do with the final sculpture. If it is to be painted, the texture needs to be bold enough that the paint won't fill it all in. There is a picture of me carving feathers on a griffin.. I'll find the link...[link]
You know, i actually think the female one looks nicer, might be the pose or something but the face is a better shape also. a very nice use of one of the less used birds for gryphons and one of our little aussie gems
I don't take commissions, but I do take suggestions! We haven't been producing very many new sculptures. I am hoping we will start producing more soon ... I have many "in progress" pieces that just need a few touches to be finished... I just need time to get to them! Lately I have been spending all my time painting, instead of sculpting.