Drawing A Peacock Fruit Centerpiece

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How to draw a peacock for carving a fruit centerpiece; learn more about decorating your kitchen in this free instructional video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Carve Fruit Centerpieces
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Now I'm going to show you how to make this fancy tailed peacock watermelon. For a peacock, we've chosen a fairly round watermelon. This one is small, but if you'd like a bigger one a bigger one will work also. I'm cutting up a lot of watermelon today and so I don't want to use big ones. The first thing for our peacock is we need a really sturdy base because we're going to be putting the beautiful feathers in the back. I'm going to cut off quite a bit on the bottom so I have a nice and sturdy base that really won't roll. Next, we're going to sketch out the head and the supporting feather structure for the peacock. For the peacock, we're going to start with just a semi circle like this that's going to come down to a long neck. Then it's going to widen at the base. That's the outside of our neck and this is the inside of our neck. Then the head almost goes straight across from the bottom like so. If you can see that, that is our neck and head section. Since it's not showing up good for you on the screen, I'm going to use a water soluble non toxic marker to mark this off so you can see what I'm doing. We want our plumage to come around high in the back and then down low. We're going to just make like little wave marks all the way up like that. In the center of the back you'll put your finger on the head and draw it back to get the center. On the center you want a peak. Just like a little triangle. That will be your top wave. Then you want to have an even amount. 1, 2, 3, 4 on either side. You just do the same thing. Our head is here. There's our head. This is our first wave. We went in like this. 1, 2, 3, 4. There's our center. 1, 2, 3, 4. Okay, so we have a nice even amount. After you sketched it out and you like, then we're going to cut.

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