Monday, July 19, 2010

Ira the Ibex

Here are some pictures of the collage for Ira the Ibex—just finished yesterday!

(To view the study, sculpture, drawing, and vector graphic for this portrait, please view a previous post.)

Call me crazy, but I keep thinking that Ira totally looks like Andy. I see similarities in the curves of his brow, the long bridge of his nose, the shy and kind eyes, and even the facial hair!

At least Andy doesn't seem to take too much offense to my idea. He's even learned the sounds that ibexes make. I'm sure he won't be embarrassed if you ask him to show you!

Ok. Now, things I have learned...

- each problem is an opportunity to learn more about the materials I'm using, so have patience
- felted material is so cool!
- don't be afraid to zoom in for a close up next time

Thanks so much for checking out this post, and a special thanks to you followers! Your feedback so far has been immensely encouraging. By the way, feel free to send me suggestions for other animals if you'd like. =)

Now on to the next animal!


  1. I'm so asking Andy to mimic an Ibex next time I see him. Ha ha.

    Question: how big are the collages? Ok, two questions: how are you so accurate with the stitching? impressive!

  2. haha, yes!!

    the collages are 12"x 24". It's pretty painstaking, but not too difficult to get the sewing machine to sew on the lines I want. It just takes practice, is all =)

  3. I've been practicing:

  4. these collages are da bomb. Keep 'em coming! Miss you!

  5. I like the similarities to your Martian Horses logo--the strength, the pride, the courage.