Painting with Wool: Felting Realistic Animal Portraits
Come learn how to needle felt realistic two-dimensional animal portraits with fiber artist, Dani Ives. You’ll learn the entire process of creating a needle felted animal portrait. We’ll chat about selecting and assessing an image, methods of transfer, and use of color to mimic lighting and texture. You’ll learn about adding key details and techniques to emphasize realism and make your portraits pop. Dani will be offering detailed demonstrations and tons of individual instruction.
Dani's new book: Painting with Wool is to be released at the end of March 2019, and we are thrilled to host her class and Book Signing! For class participants, a signed copy of Dani's book will be included!
For those who do not make it into the class, please join us Saturday March 30th for refreshments and a book signing with Dani from 10am - 1pm
-Assessing an image for a portrait: how to study an image to determine what colors to use in order to portray the light and shadows and how to work with bone structure and fur (or feathers/scales/skin)
-Transferring Image: either reversed with transfer pen, or poke and connect dots
-Eyes: Demonstration, order of pieces, tricks to make them “pop”
-Nose: Order of pieces, demo
-Color blending, working dark to light, bottom layer to top
-Fur textures: short, shiny, long (Other animal covering textures as needed)
-Sharp lines, cleaning up edges, outlines for drama