I like to use my drawings and doodles for inspiration for my mohair and wool critters. Here is a carved print "A Day with Walter" that I did from a drawing. This became the inspiration for a needle-felted dog, Walter. I decided to needlefelt him because I wanted to add the surface design Walter has in the print.
Here is the needlefelted version of Walter made with wool fiber. He is 2 1/4" tall and 3" long. He has glass eyes and an inner wire armature. He has details of needle-felted colored wool. I hand colored his head and body to give him a pale peachy color.
Walter and his carved print are now available as a set in my Etsy shop.
I've been working on some needlefelted companions for my critters. This one is a runner duck. I first saw them a few years ago at a 4-H Fair and loved their unusual shape. I felted the wool roving until it was pretty hard. The legs have a copper wire through them that I pushed up into the body. He's not quite finished -- he will have glass eyes, and I want to bring the white down onto the legs a bit for a more natural join.
This one is a dog I'm working on. He's from one of my doodle drawings that I used to make an eraser carving. He has a wire armature and will have glass eyes and hand coloring added. The back leg armature already has the floral tape wrapped around it so the felting will cling to it better than the bare wire. When he's done, I'll show the dog along with his eraser-carved print.