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Pendraia

Seasoned
Contributing Artist
Thanks for the link Ken...I recently picked up Painter I'm finding it is a lot of fun to play with.
 

Ken Gilliland

Extraordinary
HW3D Exclusive Artist
New year, new projects... I have two models I'm currently working on... The Sage-grouse/prairie chicken one and a peafowl. There are some significant hurdles to overcome with both of these projects so it's always possible they may never make it to the store, but I'll share them nonetheless. The challenges is technically based; developing the rigging to inflate the grouse breast/throat air sac and the rigging of the 200 covert tail feathers male peafowl have. (Note: those 200 tail feathers have yet to be modeled in the example below)

Other projects this year will/may include: the SBRM base revisions/updates, SBRM Asia and Hornbills. On Nature's Wonders, maybe another moth volume, damselflies and frogs.

peafowl.JPG ChickenGrouse1.JPG
 

Ken Gilliland

Extraordinary
HW3D Exclusive Artist
A little more work this morning... I refined the feet/legs on the peafowl so that they are species correct with proper talon sizing, toe webs and leg spurs

peafowlfeet.JPG


and also, defined the head and beak better...

peafowlhead.JPG


Now, I'm starting the layer the 200 tail covert feathers, starting with the back row which are a combination of alternating "Eye" feathers and "T" feathers (about 80 feathers total); smaller overlaying rows consists only of "eye" feathers.

peafowltail.JPG
 

Lianam

Eager
We have a few ruffed grouse around our place been as high as 2 pairs. The windows are hard on them and I know we have raccoons too. Those birds are really cool :)
 

Miss B

Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time
CV-BEE
Looking good Ken. Can't wait to see these finished, as they're really looking good at this early stage. ;)
 

TaishoBee

Adventurous
Hi!
I love all of your birds and I'm looking for the Parrot Playpen. Is it still available? I'm going to 'adopt' your Macaw and it's perfect for him!

Also, I hope you plan to make an iguana! As for birds, I'd love to see an Elf Owl.
 

Ken Gilliland

Extraordinary
HW3D Exclusive Artist
Hi!
I love all of your birds and I'm looking for the Parrot Playpen. Is it still available? I'm going to 'adopt' your Macaw and it's perfect for him!

Also, I hope you plan to make an iguana! As for birds, I'd love to see an Elf Owl.
Thanks... look on this page of my website in the Pet Shop section under "Downloads: Click for List". Click the carrot and you see the Parrot Playpen with Swing
 

Alisa

HW3D QAV Director (QAV Queen Bee)
Staff member
QAV-BEE
Getting a 404 error there, Ken, and it's redirecting to the SBRM index page.
 
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