Painting with Wool: Realistic Animal Portraits
2-day Needle Felting Workshop with Dani Ives
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
Date: May 18th-19th FRI, SAT
Time: 9am- 4pm Friday & Saturday
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
Materials Fee: $0
Includes wool, wool felt fabric, embroidery hoop, all supplies and use of shop tools such as felting needles and foam.
Students will work with Living Felt brand fibers including our CW-1 Core Wool and MC-1 Felting Batts, New Zealand Corriedale, Alpaca and other fibers.
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.
-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