Red-breasted Merganser Drake and Hen
Carving and Painting Smoothie Decoys
350 Edited Images
This CD covers both the Drake and Hen of the Red-breasted Merganser carved in a decorative smoothie style. Detailed images show the carving of the crests and Pat’s method for defining the teeth on the upper mandible as well as general bill carving, sculpting character in the head, and the soft carving of feathers. For the painting of the Drake Pat shows his techniques for combing vermiculation, creating definition in monotone areas like blacks and whites, and developing iridescence in the head. On the Hen emphasis is placed on soft blending techniques and creating lighting effects such as highlight and shadow.