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« on: July 02, 2005 07:24:15 AM »

so here's the deal kids...my boyfriend has his birthday in 2 weeks and i'd like to make him a peter from family guy felt doll thingy....since it's his favourite show of all time.

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(peter is the dad for those of you not familiar with family guy)

now i've never made a toy before and i don't think this will be too hard, but i don't want it to just be a flat outline, if that makes any sense.  i want to get the characters real shape down - does anyone have any tips on how i should go about this.

any help is greatly appreciated

thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2005 03:40:45 PM »

no help for my peter doll?  Cry
oh well, guess i'll just have to wing it....*huge over-the-top sigh*
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2005 03:51:25 PM »

What I would do is print out the picture and then draw over them with pencil to get their basic shapes.



Cut out the shapes and then use that as a pattern for your felt. You'll want to make the picture as big as needed to get the size you want for your felt toy. Once you get your basic shapes, you can add the other details such as hair, eyes, etc. You're not really going to be able to get the belly rolls to show well with felt, so you can either cut your felt in that basic shape or add it with marker or paint.

I hope that helped some.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2005 04:07:00 PM »

I think daiconharuko's idea is right on target. I, however, think this would be much easier to make out of clay. Have you worked with it before? I think making a Peter doll is brilliant! I heart Family Guy.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2005 01:20:45 AM »

thanks daiconharuko! that definately helped, looks like i was a little over-ambitious on the felt-front, so maybe i'll try making his shirt out of something else to get the belly rolls.

and candycanechild...i never thought of doing peter in clay, ooh i think i may have to try both versions! i used clay in my high school art exam, did some pretty intricate work there so i guess this would be an interesting thing to try. i heart family guy too....such an underrated show here in england...

i'll be sure to post pictures if i figure these things out

thanks for the help (^_^)
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