Monday, April 11, 2016

Alpaca progress

Alpaca update. 

I sorted my strips into piles; whites, browns and greys.  I have a frame with a large working area that gives me lots of room to layout my strips close to my work.  This is very helpful in quickly picking out the right value. 

 A few tips for those of you hooking animals.

Hook in short strokes, no longer than the actual length of hair that your particular animal has.  For instance, when hooking a Boxer your strokes should be shorter than if you were to hook a Sheepdog.

Always hook in the direction that the fur grows. 

4 comments:

  1. Wow ~ what a great start! All the details look wonderful, particulalry the eyes... What cut are you using?

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    1. Thanks. He's coming along. I'm using a 4 cut on Dorr primitive linen, my backing of choice.

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  2. He looks pretty good so far. I can't quite tell from the photo - is his topknot 3 dimensional?

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    1. It is not. I used a rather dark value of grey under the topknot on his upper forehead which does give it that illusion. It's all about value.

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