Monday, 10 December 2007

Drawing in Felt

Sometimes I just get plain old bored with handbags and my creative side needs to break out. That's why I made this felt picture of a mermaid/siren. The technique is called water color felt although I kinda hate that term. It would really be more appropriate to call it charcoal felt since I use the felt in to get the same qualities as charcoal.

I laid down a layer of black felt as a base firts and the built upon it with layers of black and white. The body was cut from white prefelt to give it a greater density so it would not blend into the black.The whole process took several days and the completed art work is 1 meter long by 60 cms wide.