Worked a bit on him yesterday and here is the finished (?) piece. May add some beads in a few days after we live together for awhile.
Decided to do a white wash on the face with black shaded claw marks radiating from the hairline. Since this is not a portrait, I was able to use ideas from various face paints of Native Americans. The claw marks are carried into the chest region as well with a wash of black and extender.
The straight black hair is added and soaked with styling spray so it can be posed almost strait out the back of the head. It blends well into the feathers attached to the back of the head.
The base is simply a piece of an Arborvitae tree which I had trimmed earlier. It is soaked in sealer so the bark will not fall off.
The skin around the feathers is painted black and blended onto the torso a bit so the transition from skin to feather is a bit blurred.
Finished! The figure is 12" tall, the entire piece is 16" with the height of the base included. The wing is not removable but since the figure and the wing are in the same plane, they can lay flat in a long, narrow box for shipping.
Thanks for looking, have a great day!