I like ravens, and the subject of the bird of prey in general, so I wanted to adapt the full figure of the bird to a pipe. I thought that the better way was to put the tobacco chamber on its back, so the raven is watching towards the mouth of the smoker. So the most difficult part during the sculpting process was to work on the head in that thight space. I always prefer a stylized design to a realistic interpretation, so this raven could be a generic bird of prey.
Tuscanian briar and Elforyn stem (very nice ivory substitute).