A long time ago I made some scrappy animals sort of in this style. I saw them on my swap partner’s wish list and tried to recreate them in a Christmas style.
I got some green fabric and used acrylic paints to make it more textured and not so flat. I added glitter paint to it as well. The glitter doesn’t show up too well in the photos. Then I drew the animals on fabric with a sharpie and used Inktense pencils to color them in. I used a lot of water to give them a watercolor feel. I added some more glitter to the red parts. I cut them out and hand sewed them with embroidery thread to the green in a scrappy way. I attached the green fabric to the red canvas with a bunch of fancy stitches on my machine.
My partner was Storerboughtcreation and we all know her love of sloths. I drew this guy up for her.
I like to coordinate my art so I made her a second one in another quirky animal that people don’t normally associate with Christmas so I chose the hedgehog.
For the record. My Mom did not like the hedgehog. She asked why I was sending her a bloody mouse. Hahaha! Then she asked me to look at some stuff on her i-pad and it was pictures of hedgehogs. She said, “See, that’s what they are supposed to look like”. In all fairness, I added the white parts to the hedgehog after her constructive criticism. Ha! I told her I was still sending it, but with much less confidence now. My Mom cracks me up.