Drake Cinn. Teal- cork

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Drake Cinn. Teal- cork

Postby Ringneck » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:31 pm

Raining here today so I'm locked down from doing any work. Figured I'd sit down and do a quickie paint job on a bird to pass the time. Haven't been carving or painting much for a while now so it felt good to at least get my hands dirty.

Had a glowing review from my daughter. She said "It's not your best work.". Then when my wife told her she could have phrased that a little differently she said " I've seen you do better.".

Can't say that I disagree alot :biggrin: ....it'll hunt though.

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This pic shows how nice and unsymmetrical I can paint :lol3: :lol3:

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Re: Drake Cinn. Teal- cork

Postby Mean Gene » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:39 pm

Looks good to me. :thumbsup:
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Re: Drake Cinn. Teal- cork

Postby Ringneck » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:27 pm

Thanks Gene. It's been a while since I've done anything so it really felt good to knock the rust off a little.

I just noticed the blue is painted too far back on the wing. The birds won't care but it's bothering me now :biggrin:
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Re: Drake Cinn. Teal- cork

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:48 pm

Build it and they will come?
If you think I'm wrong, you might be right.
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Re: Drake Cinn. Teal- cork

Postby SouthernIllinoishunter » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:21 pm

Your decoys always look awesome but if a duck is close enough to realize that the blue patch is too far back, he should be long dead
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Re: Drake Cinn. Teal- cork

Postby mudpack » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:46 am

There's something wrong with the bill. Shape? Angle? Something....

The bird doesn't clearly say "Cinnamon Teal". For instance: if it were painted all black, would you still recognize it as a Cinnamon?
Nothing wrong with your simple painting style, nothing at all. But the shapes/proportions can be improved.

Try a Goden pattern next time and see if it doesn't help.
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Re: Drake Cinn. Teal- cork

Postby Ringneck » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:41 am

mudpack wrote:There's something wrong with the bill. Shape? Angle? Something....

The bird doesn't clearly say "Cinnamon Teal". For instance: if it were painted all black, would you still recognize it as a Cinnamon?
Nothing wrong with your simple painting style, nothing at all. But the shapes/proportions can be improved.

Try a Goden pattern next time and see if it doesn't help.



The bill is WAAYY off. Admittedly was in a hurry and rushed the carving on the head so I didn't pick up the mistake. Already been corrected on the new pattern along with about 3 other things a couple of carvers pointed out to me.

Godin patterns are a good starting point....but that's about as far as they go for gunning birds. The problem with the bills in Vol 1-3 are pretty common knowledge.

I ordered a study bill and that made all the difference in the world and resorted back to my taxidermy bird. Forgot I had it...would have saved me some work :rolleyes:

The pattern was pulled from a side profile photograph. Thought the proportions were pretty close. The short bill may be throwing it off a little. On top of the shape being off I carved it too short for a cinn.

Thanks for the critique. Always welcomed. Other guys can always see things the carver doesn't for some reason. :thumbsup:
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