Pictured is the making of a paper Raven. The Raven has been made as a part of a book cover design. You can see from the images that the base structure is made of black card rolled and glued into the required shapes.
This is then covered with paper feather. Based on the amazing work of Eric Carl (Hungry Caterpillar ), I created the paper feathers by first painting a sheet of paper. this is much like Carl paints paper before cutting out his shapes to create pictures. I then cut out the features and glue them into place. this takes a lot of time. But the end results are worth it.