Another Fledgie is done! Guess who only just now realized that every single wall in her new place is white and makes for a horrible backdrop for white colored felties? THIS GIRL. Unfortunately getting some nice velvet for a backdrop just wasn’t in the cards today, so I am afraid this will have to do.
This is a variation on the cockatoo I did a couple years back. This is Ryo, a bare-eyed cockatoo and was commissioned by a loving bird owner. I have another Fledgie in the queue for this person, though the breed of bird escapes me at the moment, so I will be updating as I make progress.
Also, if I haven’t said it yet, Happy New Year! 2014 is having ups and downs for me as I continue my quest to step away from the gaming industry and for now, make due with being self-employed until I can shift into feature animation or whatever proves to be the next fulfilling chapter of my life.I want to use my hands again. And paint. And make characters.
Getting away from what you know is hard. Having others insist that your dissatisfaction is simply because you haven’t worked on “the right game” or whatever reason is just frustrating, but everyone has their own point of reference. I don’t know what’s next for me, and that is a scary place to be in. All I know is what doesn’t make me happy anymore and to keep working my butt off to find out what does. I have a hunch. The hard part is proving to others what I know I can do. And well, doing it.
Quetzal Fledgie commission! I think if I attempt something like this again with long feathers that I will go the wet felting route for added strength and smoother blends. I really hate wet felting though X_x
This is a sweet little faded husky rat who was named Charlie! She also happens to be my last realistic rattie feltie commission for the foreseeable future. Her head appears larger than it is in real life, thanks to the distortion of the camera. BOO! Still, it was nice to have a different color palette to work with! Love those red-eyed sweeties!
Baby Appa felties, in their larval forms! Waiting on some wool I ordered for the belly, so for now, they sit in their limbless state. I don’t think they’re too bothered by it, honestly.