A friend’s birthday is coming up, so I decided to make her one of her favourite animals, a red panda! I am trying out a new doll style, and I think it turned out quite well! I think if I make any more felt animal dolls, they will be this style now.
On a partially-related note, I have plans to make really simple stuffed animals out of all the cool japanese cotton fabric I’ve acquired over the years (gotta do something with it, right?), but I haven’t gotten around to actually making any yet. I drafted the patterns, though. I think when I go buy some shank buttons for eyes, I’ll finally get that started.
Well, here is the finished piece!
Just a little piece for fun. It’s been hard for me to get into drawing original stuff, ever since I tried going to college for an art program (and dropped out less than a year later). It sort of killed it for me. That was…6 years ago, now. I didn’t drop out because I was bad at it, in fact I did pretty well in all my classes. It just wasn’t the right thing for me to do.
I am starting to feel an urge to draw my original characters again, and I think drawing all these lady gaga pictures has helped me get back into the mood. Sometimes drawing just for fun can be beneficial; doing a piece of art doesn’t always have to be “serious business”, I don’t think.
That’s all I have to say about that.
I feel like I have a lot of tiny projects going on that are all in various levels of completion. So what do I do? Go ahead and start a new one! Luckily though, I finish these portraits pretty quickly. This is a close-up of the one I’m working on right now. It will be big enough to be printed on 8.5×11″.
Anyway, onto the picture: