I finished another woven dog portrait. This one is of my sister's dog, Max. Here are some photos I took while working on it:
And here it is finished:
I had a lot of fun with this one, as usual. I decided to do Max a little different from his brothers in that I used a photo with his head a little to the side rather than completely straight on. So it's not symmetrical like the other two. I like it this way, maybe better than the other two.
It also wasn't nearly as hard as I was expecting it to be. Max has a lot of colors in his fur on his head but I managed to simplify it enough to get it done. And I'm guessing I'm getting better at making these so it seemed easier. I'm very excited to make more of these. My dad wants one of his face so maybe I'll move on to people next.
I added a page today and a new listing to my Etsy shop - custom woven pet portraits!
I finished this one today, Levi. I like it a lot, surprisingly I like the colors even though it's not my usual color palette. But it is similar to his colors and I liked the green background so I went with it.
I'm very excited about these - I really want to work on more so if you are interested, check out the page here or contact me about it through my contact page or my Etsy shop!!
I gave doing a more complicated weaving a try. I decided to make my little dog's face.
It was really difficult. I knew it would be hard but I wanted to try anyway. I think it came out well!! The whiskers didn't come out right but otherwise I like it a lot. The eyes were very hard to do. I had fun with this though and I want to do my other dog next.
Today I added two photos of my latest embroidery hoop to my embroidery page - it's one of my dogs, Timmy.
My first try at embroidering him didn't go well, the face was too fat. This was months ago. This time, I tried and again, I made his face to wide! I tried to pull some of it out and fix it but it wasn't working so I just restarted. I think it looks a lot like him now.
Here are some process photos -
Christine, artist and maker