wildfowl-carving.com

The Downy Woodpecker

What's black and white and red . . . on the head? The downy woodpecker!

By: Al Jordan
Photography by Al Jordan

When painting the downy woodpecker I will use both an airbrush and hand brushing techniques. Before painting, I seal the bird with Deft sanding sealer.
 
This bird has two overall tones, black and white. Nature very rarely exhibits pure black or pure white so for this project our base colors will be ebony, which is a brownish value of black, and warm white, a brownish value of white. I will sparingly use some carbon black and titanium white. The other colors required will be nutmeg, raw umber, chestnut, Payne’s gray, vermillion, and brown earth, as well as matte medium and gloss medium.

Read the rest of this article in Wildfowl Carving Magazine's Summer 2013 issue.
 

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ARTICLES


Free tutorials, expert tips, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Reviews

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook Twitter
OR
Sign In using Email and Password