This is my second bi fold wallet. I learned some new masking techniques and used feibeings leather dye to paint on the leather.
I was originally going to use this design that I made on procreate to make a bag but that would have been a lot of leather to mess up on so I made this wallet first.
Thanks for looking!
That looks really cool. I played an octopus in a community theater musical once.
I think you are ready for the jump from wallets to bags. The color techniques you are employing are top notch.
Can you go into your color techniques a bit more? How’d you get the “starfield” effect inside the octopus? Did you have any problems with colors bleeding? Can you post a screenshot of the original octopus art, I’m curious what you actually engraved.
This is what I engraved. I drew this on the ipad and then made a vector out of it in illustrator.
I masked the leather before I put it into the machine and then removed each section of the masking as I painted it.
I started by dying the skin of the octopus yellow with feibings alcohol leather dye. I then diluted some red and then darkened another bit of red. I used a sponge with some of the dye and started to sponge it on based on the drawing I had done that had been colored.
Then I took off the masking in steps and painted the rest. For the star field I used feibings acrylic dye with a tiny brush and tapped it all over in different pressures to make the stars.
I wanted to add bubbles to the blue background, but I didn’t do them clean enough for my liking so I didn’t do it.
Hey thanks for writing that up, that’s really cool. Also major props for your original art. Well done all around, just a solid project. I bet the look on people’s faces when they first see it is really rewarding.
This is amazing! Wonderful job!
Gorgeous! Your designs and your color work are fabulous. Time for bigger and better!
And it only got creepier. haha
I like the colors on these
Beautiful drawing! Looks fantastic!
The colors are phenomenal. Beautiful work!
Wow that really came out great. Spectacular job.
That is beautiful- the artwork and color are top notch! I hope you’ll make the bag now since this turned out so well.