Here are some pictures of the first dog's face to demonstrate the use of multiple wools.
|First dog's face; he's cuter in person!|
I am generally using 8.5 - 9.5 cuts of wool, and mixing the sizes together.
|Black and white to review the values; they are blending nicely.|
Also included here is a study in black and white. You can see the wools are blending well to give just a small bit of lighter to darker value difference, but still with little contrast in values.
The slight contrast in values will help make the rug appear faded in areas, adding to the old look that I want to achieve. Using multiple wools will mimic an old rug because hookers' used whatever fabric supplies they had on-hand.
This is only the beginning of the dog and there is more to share because I made quite a bit of progress on him while on vacation. As the week progresses, I will share more of my MM rug progress and the Karen Kahle workshop I took.