The artist creates custom 3D dog portraits using needle felting that makes them appear as if they are about to jump out of the frame.
Dogs are considered the best friend you could ever have and artist Anneli Kirby celebrates that friendship through her custom 3D dog portraits. They are created using the unique needle felting technique. She commemorates the canines in a realistic style featuring a front view of the subject protruding out of the edges, making them look like they are about to jump out of the frame.
Kirby began her artistry by creating portraits of her two dogs. “I started off trying to make the little handheld sculptures that are popular with most felt artists and they did not come out how I wanted,” she told My Modern Met.
Kirby wanted to add “something fun” to her gallery wall and framed the pieces she made and liked what she saw. “There are incredibly realistic pieces created by some amazing felt artists, and my pieces are more of a caricature,” she explained. “Some artists create wireframes to build on, and it helps their sculpture exactly match the photo reference. I freehand my portraits, so they are not as precise.”
Her creations are displays of fine craftsmanship, and the anchored surface provides a realistic portrait exhibition and an intricate glimpse of expertise. Scroll down to check out 25 of her best portraits, and if you are interested in getting a portrait, you can visit her online shop.