Monday, November 09, 2009

Needle Felted Kitty

My latest needle felted project was a little espresso cat for my mom's sister. It's not perfect, but I'm happy with it for my first try at an animal. I remembered to take work-in-progress photos, too, so you can see how I started out with a pipe-cleaner armature, then wrapped wool around that, so the cat is partially poseable. Besides adding enough wool to fill out the shape of the body, all that was left were little bits of pink for the ears and nose and some green for the eyes. It's amazing how the projects that look the simplest, though, are often the most difficult to finish. Making objects like a cupcake or a cheeseburger doesn't require attention to anatomy and proportion, which is something I haven't worked on in 3-D since my college sculpture classes...

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