Maine coons have a lush fur. I had to buy some new fur for this project of course....
This is the cat when already sewn and turned.
I generally do the head before the legs, but this time I wanted to see right away how my new design for the feet worked....so I chose to do the boring part before the rest, and stuffed the limbs, complete with 'bones' (wiring).
To get to the feet shape I really had to do extensive scissor sculpting, and also some nice shading on the pads. Again, the final trim is always done when the 'beast' is put together...but here we have a headless cat enjoying his first posing!
This playful cat now needs a head. Finally, I get to do the really fun part: the face.
Here is a picture of the head before I started working on it. It is stuffed and has the cat spine coming out of it. The ears are not sewn yet, only pinned, and the eyes are not the golden green eyes that I will be using, but merely position eyes, to give me a rough idea of the proportions.
|A CAT WITH NO FACE|
|TRIMMING SPACE FOR THE NEEDLE FELTING|
|DECIDING WHERE THE MOUTH GOES|
|DEFINING MOUTH, CHIN AND NOSE|
|NOW ON WITH THE GREEN EYES!|
|ADDING 'FLESH' AROUND THE EYES|
|THE MIRACLES OF MAKE UP!|
I am proud of Lucifer, and I can't wait to have him whole.
After some more sewing, stuffing shading and trimming, here is Lucifer, in all his majesty!