Real, imagined, cute, funny, scary or sad; I seem to have spent most of my life drawing them, and writing about them and their adventures. I do love drawing people too, and have been working hard on drawing some actual real people lately (without even ears or tails), but when I sit down with pen and paper and no thoughts in my head...invariably an animal appears. So, with all these years invested in drawing animals I think I've picked up a few skills, and one thing I'm quite good at drawing is fur. Now that I'm a sewing addict too, I've been trying to represent animals in fabric in a number of different ways, but over the last few days I've decided I really need to bite the bullet and tackle fur. How can you represent fur colours, textures and direction with thread? It's so exciting for me, trying out a completely new way of doing something that is usually so familiar to me. The result? two little stitched foxes appeared. I didn't want to stitch every hair of the foxes fur, I just wanted to suggest it, because that's the way I draw as well. So here they are!
|Fox number 1 with pink stitched outline|
|Detail of stitching, though the grey is difficult to see!|
|Fox number 2 with blue stitched outline|
|The brown and light blue stitched worked really well together!|
Yay fur and fabric!
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