The next step in the process of creating this amazing dragon for my friend, Jeremy, has been done-creating the under body. As the armature is the skeleton of the sculpture, the under body is the musculature of the sculpture. Fleshing out the sculpture is easy to do with simple poly fiberfill.
I prefer to use sheets from a quilt top fiberfill, cutting it into strips to wrap easily around the armature. Then, as you can see from the chest of the creature, you can cut the strips into smaller pieces to help you further define the details of the musculature.
So, without further ado, here are the pics:
For those of you who are intrigued by the process, and who are attending GenCon in Indianapolis next month (https://registration.gencon.com/), take one of my FELT This! SPA classes and create a creature of your own!
Until we meet again, go FELT SOMETHING!
I am working on a 3D custom order for Jeremy at Wastex Games (www.wastexgames.com) to be delivered next month. He has requested a needlefelted sculpture of his logo, and I’ve finally gotten the armature begun. Here are some pictures:
Next step: fleshing out the underbody before beginning to felt the “skin”! Stay tuned!!
The past few weeks have been spent at the sewing machine, finishing up a wedding quilt for my godson Phil and his lovely bride Betsey who got married yesterday afternoon. I wish them both years of joy together as they navigate this life’s ups and downs.
I’ve also been preparing for E-Week, our version of vacation Bible school at Covenant Baptist Church (www.cbctopeka.com). “E” stands for experiencing, exploring, etc. and the week is set up with different classes each day of the week that students can choose from to customize their week long experiences learning something new, and learning more about God. I’ll be helping with a planting class by teaching the students how to make a simple 10 knot macrame hanger; teach students how to create a pin weave wall hanging; show them how to turn an oversize tshirt into a swim bag, and help them create friendship bracelets for themselves and a friend. I’m looking forward to the week!
And then I begin a custom order-and you’ll see it in stages here on the blog. I’ve received permission to show the creation step by step by the person who has ordered the 3D felted logo, and you’ll be right along with me as I create the dragon from his game site logo! I hope that you’ll tune in weekly. I look to have the first post up by the end of the week, and Fridays will be my planned update day for the progress!
That’s what’s been happening and what’s about to happen, what’s going on in your creative world?
Until later this week, go felt something!