This weekend, the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition opened at the National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This is my 24th year at the gala event and I was invited to present a bird sculpture demonstration and talk.
My subject was the Western Screech Owl and I showed the audience studio procedures, preparation, and modelling techniques. I gave a brief chalk-talk about bird anatomy, armature building, and how to block-in a bird in flight.
nationalcowboymuseum.org/ and nationalcowboymuseum.org/research/cms/.
Shown below are preparatory drawings for my screech owl demo.