Friday, 22 June 2018

Needled Grizzly - Day 1

I knew I would be back to the needle felting almost as soon as I mailed the other pieces.
I had a captured image on my computer for a month or so waiting 'til I had the confidence in the technique to try this baby.

I ran it through photoshop a few times until I came up with this colour definition

After tracing the outline with a few colour blocks to help keep me on track, I dove in.
I did try something different this time with the backing. I was unhappy with the tell tale line of stitching I used to attach the bears to the backing. This time I stitched the green backing, as little as there is, onto the stabilizer and am needling the edges right into the colour.

While it appears black, it's far from  it. The light contrast affected the camera.  

After I over corrected the colours, it shows the range of browns and blacks I'm working into this guy.
(The flecks are bits of straw.)
I do come away with my hands sooooo soft from the lanolin in the wool.