Just one picture today.
Made an attempt at sculpting the wings. I only did this one for now. At first I thought I was doing fine until I got my teacher to come in and take a look. The biggest issue was the contrast between the two parts of the wing. The front part (the coverts) are simple and have a soft appearance while the back part (the secondaries and primaries) are defined and have hard edges.
There are two big ways to fix this. One way is to make the coverts more detailed by adding a few more feathers and sharpening the edges. Another is to tone down the secondaries and primaries by decreasing the number of them and by softening the edges. This will make them look fluffier to match the coverts.
Then my teacher and I got to talking about other ways that might fix it without even touching the wings again. It was a pretty in-depth discussion about the different elements of the sculpture and how I defined them with either a sharp or soft edge. What it basically boiled down to was if I make some of my edges sharper, like on the chest piece and shoes for instance, then that will soften up the edges on the wings because they will have sharper edges than the wings. If that makes any sense.
It made sense when we talked about it. I just suck at explaining things. lol
Anyway, I'm going to make changes to it tomorrow. I'm going to do some wings studies to find out exactly how I want to sculpt them.
Oh and BTW if she looks real shiny and wet it's because I sprayed her down with water right before I took this picture.