Dachshund Picture

So – this is a Wire Haired Dachshund Head study and I thought it would be fun to share the stages of the picture being made – so here they are! I started with a piece of blue plain felt and used 3 different browns, white, grey, black, tan and ochre coloured wool batting.

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I put the top, middle and ear first so I could see if the proportions were going to be right.

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Then I started to fill in some of the blanks

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I concentrated on a small area at a time, building up the layers to replicate the blend of hair and mix of colours on the face

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The nostrils were tricky because although they are black, the light reflecting gives them a white / silver sheen

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By now I was starting to feel happier with it – not totally, but I felt I had a grasp of what still needed to be done

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And Finally ……… the picture was complete – I will probably glue it onto a greetings card, or put it in a small frame. ┬áNow, onto the next!!!

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Dachshund Picture