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Fundamentals Learning

The first step to trying to use felting as a tool for character design was to actually begin to learn and understand how to shape the material and how it responds to different techniques. In order to do this I decided to felt some simple geometric solids. I started with a sphere which helped me learn how to close up any gaps that appeared in the felt as well as get a feel for how quickly the density of the felt would change as you continued to work it. Next I progressed to a cube. The biggest takeaway from creating this shape was that I began to learn how to shape the felt with more intent and helped me be able to create a very specific form at a reasonable fidelity. Lastly was the cone, which helped learn how to create shapes by gradually adding more and more wool felt as a felted. Bellow are the samples.

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