|Before Picture of Mouse / Rat
Yesterday it occurred to me that there was something wrong with my rat/mouse which I had made awhile back, so I went to pictures of rats and pictures of mice to assess the problem and sure enough the body shape was not right. It was not very difficult to correct the discrepancy.
First I determined that he looked more like a big mouse due to larger ears. I clearly needed to add more wool to give my mouse a more rounded back. He also needed a pointier nose so I just needle felted that area a little bit more to make the fibres more dense. He also needed bulgier eyes so I made little balls of wool for new eyes. Finally he still needs a longer tail and some more whiskers and I will be working on that today.
All of these changes were made from using pictures. Pictures are a key resource for making your animals look realistic.
|After Picture of Mouse
|Mouse with whiskers and longer tail