Monday, December 19, 2011

Feeling Crafty

So recently I've become quite obsessed with needle-felting. This is Charley, he was my first attempt and I had so much fun making him that I couldn't wait to make more. He's about 13 inches long from tail tip to nose. I pretty much taught myself using a few tutorials online and also stabbing my fingers a bunch of times - For those who aren't familiar, needle-felting involves using a special barbed (and very sharp) needle to shape and adhere raw wool fibers together. I really enjoy the process of working with the raw wool. It's a new and refreshingly welcome challenge that I've found has combined my interest in sculpting and knitting into something I absolutely love. It's also a nice break from hours spent staring at a computer screen...

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Hatching Soon!

The children's book I illustrated, The Year of the Dragon should be released soon. This is another character promo piece I did of young Dominic the dragon with his proud parents. Here's the rough drawing too and also the rough of the lineup I posted awhile back, I had fun drawing and painting these.