I am working on a bird matryoshka set as a commission. There are seven nesting dolls in this particular set and and the birds in decreasing order are as follows: emperor penguin, barn owl, macaw parrot, magpie, cardinal, chick, and hummingbird. I am loving this project and wish I could make bird dolls exclusively for the rest of my life. I may eventually get bored with them but right now I am just enthralled with what incredible subjects birds are.
For these I am using a mixture of acrylic paint and colored pencils on gessoed wood. Hope you like!