venerdì 19 dicembre 2014
Needless to say, as soon as I laid eyes on picture of a real caracal, I decided that I had to make one!
Caracals have short fur, so I decided it was the perfect challenge to make a no joints body design. I wanted the body to look as realistic as possible, and jointed limbs can be a problem with short fur as you really see the limb as a separate part of the body. With a one piece design, the look is elegant and natural.
The body is internally wired: from head to spine, all four limbs and the tail.
So, here is SAHARA.
giovedì 13 novembre 2014
....and here is CINDERS!
mercoledì 22 ottobre 2014
I used a very long and fluffy two toned faux fur that had to be extensively scissor sculpted. Little Frost looked like the Yeti before his 'hair cut'...now he looks well groomed and well behaved, but don't be fooled, he can be naughty!
domenica 19 ottobre 2014
I finally decided to pluck up the courage to try it 'on fur', and I must say that my long and careful thinking has done the deal.
Pantagruel has wire bones in his arms, legs, back and tail. He can be arranged in many natural positions and the absence of joints give him a very realistic look. I have enjoyed working on this new project, and I think I will apply what I have learned to other animal designs.
Another thing that I have enjoyed very much was the felt slice of cake. I must thank Pinterest for the great inspiration it has provided, with so many pictures of 'felt food' to give me ideas!
So, this is my latest raccoon, a very big 16 inches boy, Pantagruel!
Pantagruel is now up for adoption here:
martedì 14 ottobre 2014
Well, this is Tabby, made with a fantastic beige and ginger faux fur. A ginger cat with blue eyes....miaaaowww!
lunedì 1 settembre 2014
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