Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The Evolution of Christmas Aliens!!
Been playing around with wool/rayon felt, making a new set of holiday ornaments. These Christmas Aliens make me oddly happy.
Here is a little about their design...
It started as a very rough, random sketch in my sketchbook.
I made the first one with very similar proportions to the drawing, but I didn't like it. It looked too misshapen to me somehow.
So I redesigned the head and eyes to make them much larger and cuter. I added a bow for the girl alien. I liked the way that these turned out. Very cutesy and sweet aliens.
Although I really like these sweet aliens, my original intention was something more sinister and creepy, so I made the eyes a little smaller and less cute, embroidered humorless mouths and made them silver collars with red buttons.
Now these guys are the menacing aliens I'd originally intended! I will continue to make sweet aliens and explore threatening aliens and various colors of wool/rayon felt and with various collars and accessories. I'm thinking purple and blue aliens, among others.
Next up: Create a radiation sign felt ornament! My obsession with the radiation sign will not allow me to work on anything else until I at least make an attempt.