Needle felted dove
An update on the needle felt dove, this is one of the most exciting moments, making your self a drink and sitting back just to look at them, as they look back at you.
I always like to use glass eyes as the reflection is very rewarding, in some cases I like to buy blanks, so that I can then paint them inside the mold and add just a few extra details, but in this particular case, I chose a nice deep dark tone, and will add more water effects in the end stages, I find that this simply adds a softer glazed appearance, depth like this in the eyes I feel, gives them a lot more character and when you can see your self in their eyes..its almost magic!
when you can see your self in their eyes..its almost magic!
Even though I always have an idea on how I wish for any of my characters to be, when in the design stage, they often take over in direction and become more organic. This Dove was meant to be more of a cross over between the late Georgian times and Victorian, as if he was somehow trapped in a moment that her deprived life had unable her to move along with the times, but low and behold, she became a somewhat different build! I could see a softer and more gentle form appearing, that was now not locked in depravity and such like , but a much gentler and romantic style..so I went with it!
Absolutely stunning and very magickal work Malachai. Your creations do take own their own persona and energy. You are weaving imagination into matter!
Thank you so much for leaving a comment here, I’m so pleased that you like my creations, I do find they start take on their own personality once the general structure is in place, no matter how my initial ideas start, they seem to dictate 🙂
I’m in awe of your work so life like with their own persona you are sooooo talented
That’s really very kind of you to say so! as I said in the comment above, I always have a really good idea of how I want them to look when I first start, but it’s such an organic process once you start adding materials and such like, that they start to gain their own personalities, especially when you add the eyes and eyelids and bits like that, they start looking at you as much as you are looking at them, then that dawning moment comes and you are like “ohhhhh I see you now! ” hahaha