Dodo by Sandra Healy

Dodo by Sandra Healy

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Handmade Dodo by SandraHealy. That great dodo was available on her Etsy.

This bird from the island of Mauritius could not defend itself against humans and their animals, and died out by 1681. This carving is 8 x 8 x 2 cm (3 x 3 x 1 inch).

I use knives and chisels, not a power carver, to finish shaping the basswood. This technique gives crisper details. It is sanded smooth, and an airbrush used to apply water-based inks, with some details being burned In. It is finished with 3 coats of water-based urethane, and signed and dated on the bottom.

She shared her process of creation on her set How I create my animals. I think I don’t need to mention I specially loved the pictures with the dodo. Here are some images from her set:
Dodo partly painted

First coat drying

Painting finished!

Finished and ready for new homes!

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