A little gift for Bloodhound Omega of their amazing character who goes by the same name. I have been a fan of BHO’s art for quite a few years now, and I decided that it was high-time for me to thank them for all the wonderful art with some art of my own.
So I decided to make a small needle felt bust of BHO, just to try my hand and bringing that character to life.
The background itself is just a sheet of super sculpey that’s been painted with watercolor - that was a very fun part of the process! I love how the watercolor just slips and slides all around the surface of the sculpey; you really have to practice your patience when working this way. Then I made the “border” with glow in the dark sulpey, which was a very simple part of the process and very relaxing
I then needle felted the actual character of BHO, which was a very fun challenge. I started by needle felting an armature “core” out of white wool, and then covered it in all the necessary colors. I would go through and felt on a few layers of fur, then go through and comb it and trim it to the necessary length - I did this felting, combing, trimming process at least four times for this one piece.
I needle felted the little tendril/antenea things, which was also a fun challenge trying to get them to curve the right way without getting too fluffy and flat.
The eyes and the omega symbol are all sculpted from super sculpey: the eyes glow in the dark, the symbol is just pretty and gold.
I didn’t time myself. I lost my time sheet and I need to make a new one. I think it took me roughly ten hours, but… No time sheet.
Bloodi! Thank you for sharing all that wonderful art!