Sea monster!

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17th century marine Pig-Dog

I drew this little guy based on a sea monster on a 17th century map — he’s described as a “Marine Pig-Dog”. Once I got the drawing right, I transferred it from paper onto cotton using a Pilot Frixion pen. Have you seen these? They’re awesome — the lines disappear when you iron or just steam the fabric. I then embroidered him using basic back stitches and French knots for the eyes.

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Pig-Dog is ready for his close-up

I’m really happy with how he turned out! I feel like he needs a real name, though. Is he a Karl?¬†George? Maybe he’s a Zeke…

 

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