I seem to have got fire birds / Phoenix on the brain. If you read my earlier post you know that I’m creating a 3D model of a phoenix but this time I’ve decided to have a go at a felt line drawing. Both projects require needle felting techniques which wouldn’t be a problem if it didn’t set off my repetitive strain injury. It just means that I have to work on them in stages rather than one go. Not that much of a hardship is it?
The background is a hand dyed wool blanket and this is my basic outline. There’s still quite a bit of work to do thickening and firming up lines plus adding details but you can see where I’m going with it. The original intention was to do a front on double winged bird but I discovered part way in that I’d placed it too near the edge of the fabric and had to turn it into a profile drawing instead.