Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Needle Felting

I have been very curious about needle felting for about a year. A few weeks ago, I finally picked up a book at the local library and ordered some materials. These are my first three little creatures I created.

It took me a long time to create each one, but was fun. I feel I can get addicted to needle felting.

Sheep: 4" (L) x 2" (W) x 3.5" (H)

Lion: 4.5" (L (including tail) x 2" (W) x 2.5" (H)

Tuxedo Cat: 7" (L (including tail) x 2" (W) x 5" (H)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Still Life Painting

Size: 5 x 5 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Drafting film (mounted on watercolor paper)

Inspired by Karen and Deb, I decided to use a drafting film to do this still life painting. The drafting film provides a smooth surface which is great for realism painting. I enjoyed this support very much although it required several layers of paint to get a solid background. I think it has great potential in achieving many more interesting textures than my usual support (multimedia artboard and canvas). Will definitely experiment more with this support!

I will post some of the pictures of my trip as soon as I finish processing hundreds of photos that I took in Japan. Hopefully there are some good ones to share with you. :-)
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