|Eagle with salmon in Oak.|
|Eagle with ribbon in Sycamore.|
One of the coolest things about carving eagles is their distinctive head/beak profile. Because of this profile, the eagle head is easily recognized even when carved quite small. So it's not just for chainsaw pieces! The eagle head is a salable whether it be four times life-size or engraved on a piece of bone to be used as jewelry. Carve them in bark, wood, bone or stone and you'll never regret the experience.
|Double soaring eagle in Sycamore.|
How is 'ferocity' captured in a carving? I wish I knew :( I believe it comes from setting the eye back under the brow and sloping the head toward the beak. Executing it tends to be 'hit and miss' in my case. However, my mildly stylized eagles tend to have more of that ferocious attitude than do my attempts at realism.
|Eagle head in Cottonwood Bark.|