I really had fun creating these textures...it was tedious, but very rewarding as I saw an abstract design become more and more refined with each detail that was added.
Standing side-by-side, these peacocks are finally looking like they should. If you've noticed, they were promoted to a bigger base. The one I started with was about half this size and could not accommodate both birds and their gorgeous fan tails, so I had to find one that would work properly.
A close-up of the wings and body detail.
The final step for these guys was to make their head feathers and bake them all together. Here's a closeup of the head after baking.
Come back soon to see the painting that went into these fellows, along with the details in the base.