Although it doesn't look like much yet, this simple armature will soon become a bald eagle in some action pose. It is made of brass sheets (sometimes I use copper) which is cut into the shapes needed. You can make out the outline of the bird of prey with wings spread in this image. It has to start somewhere and no doubt this eagle sculpture will develop and reveal itself to me as I go. Sometimes you just have to play with it until whatever it is slowly comes out and you begin to see it. Sometimes a sketch works, sometimes they don't. I'm not sure where this one will go and don't feel the need to sketch it out first. We shall see.