The original CD featuring the Carving and Painting of the Black Duck Hen has now been updated to include a new section on painting the Mallard Hen. The shapes, size, and feather patterns are very similar on these two birds. The painting instructions have been demonstrated on a resin reproduction of the original carving.
This CD covers the carving, detailing, and painting of the Black Duck Hen in addition to the painting of the Mallard Hen. Unlike most species of North American ducks the Drake and Hen Black Duck are very similar in the shapes and colors. The instructions here can also be applied to the creation of the drake with some minor adjustments. Included on the CD is a section showing the painting of the Drake’s bill, a region that is different than the hen.
The design of the bird in this project is fairly complex with a largely exposed wing and the head turned around. Although most of the body has a smooth finish, there is extensive feather sculpting and detailing. The texturing of the head using a stoning technique is demonstrated as well.