Sunday, November 9, 2008

"Hawk Gourd"

Front View

Panel # 1 (front)
Panel # 2

Panel # 3

Panel # 4

My Love of Hawks and Eagles was my inspiration for this "Hawk Gourd".
I first drew on each hawk with pencil in each of the four panels, then wood burned in each picture and used Leather Dyes for all the colors. I left the area surrounding each Hawk the natural gourd color and stained the rest of the gourd with a light brown leather dye. Also I created a border design which I also wood burned in then colored with leather dye. This gourd does have a top that goes on it, but it seems I forgot to take a picture with the top on...sorry about that (grinning here..just being Human).
Each Hawk is a different kind of Hawk and these four are my favorites.


Indigo said...

I love visiting here to see your latest creation. It's a promise of a smile. Your wonderfully artistic! (Hugs)Indigo

MariesImages said...

You are a very talented artist. Thanks for sharing your work.
Your photo on our community photo challenge was one of my favorites. I hope to see you join in more!