I made a turnip.
no particular reason.
I didn't have a turnip in a loooong while that I forgotten what they taste like.
I just wanted to make a realistic food thing. and be JUST AS. without that damn smiley face in toys of food things.
yknow the one the " ● U ● " one.
just a regular ole turnip.
Finally something for all my other felts to eat!
defiently exceeds that of a ruler in shape
yeah really look at the details...
REALLY look at em
I'm proud of how I got the root to be
REALLY LOOK AT THE DETAILS
Oh right. This felting is the first time that I went to actually be keeping track of how many times I stabbed myself.
all for te sake of art...
with a grand total of
at some point one of the needles from Octopus broke. but not onto the turnip.
RIIIIIIiiiight into my shape.
but my finger didnt bleed out THAT much comparatively...
at least I was able to pick the broken piece out of myself.
ok now this was a tiny turnip that I've never shown around. did somewhere in like. early 2020? late 2020? was it even in 2020?
a looong time ago i made a tiny turnip.
and no, i didnt keep the small one in mind for inspiration of the big one. just coincidence that i got two turnips.
(this is my favorite mug. probably older than I am.)
this is babushka.
Starting out, got out a few sheets of cheap craft sheets. folded into self. put another layer of a sheet in. Really bulk it out.
pull out the colors I would need. also some yarn for me to pull apart.
At first I thought it would be a good idea to wet out a tile for the main skin of turnip.
later on I ended up just peeling the tile apart.
Sheets arent good enough just as is, and I got plenty of scraps of previous projects.
such as using the failed attempt of CHESTERS head!
Now got a good pormphy shape to work with.
Now I didn't dissect all of the yarn, I wanted to see if I can do a thing of using the yarn pieces as stems for the leaves.
and I wnet at mixing the colors together for said leaves. some parts being more blue. other parts being more yellow.
marbling effect never fails.
and this is where I peel apart the tile
something something reason why maps of earth always got some funkyness to them.
its trying to convert something flat into a round 3D shape.
Making the leaves in two parts. The stems and the flat part.
Putting them together as one, I put some loose wool for in the rolling process, theres something to hold steadfast.
Rinse and repeat the process four more time for all the leaves
Making the shape of the root. letting the wool guide me.
Oh yeah. it's all coming together.
I had a whit craft sheet lying around, so why not use it. make the shape a uniform color.
attached a piece to hang out, it would be the core of what the leaves will attach onto.
AND its also the Octopus time to shine (that bohemoth of a needle tool.)
I don't quite put the root on just yet, made some holes at the main piece to slot in the wool that would then be put on turnip.
making the root be pretty much interlocking at two parts.
And THEN i put th root on.
those lil dark spots are drops of my blood.
putting myself into my art!
Unrefined and refined shapes of the leaves.
for a bit I debated on if I should make the turnip have a softer gradiant. didnt end up using it.
Though II did do something about the colors some more, here was it would have looked like if i had stopped with the bulb right then and there.
like raspberry swirl icecream or something.
putting on the leaves. almost. ALMOST.
So. On the day that I made this web page (6/20/22) my brother finally gotten a turnip for me.
and then became more watery of a flavor as I continued chowing.
and thats the turnip for yall!