Dye Painting Fabric

I attended a dye painting fabric class recently and created two paintings. Hollis Chatelain taught the class. I love her work.

The images on the left side are how my paintings looked just after they were painted. The images on the right side are how they turned out after I washed them. The next step is to quilt them. Ha Ha. That will be a while.

That’s an alligator and a Dama Gazelle, in case you need a hint. Now, I’ve sketched that alligator at least 100 times but somehow this one time it came out looking all bulked up with huge teeth. Oh, well, back to the drawing board. Literally.



Dama Gazelle

For my final illustration for the online course Natural History Illustration 101, I chose to draw a Dama Gazelle. I used a photograph I took a couple of years ago at an exotic game breeding ranch. I’ve been taking drawing lessons for two years now. I can tell you that had I tried this two years ago, it would have ended up as some version of a stick figure gazelle.

Dama Gazelle week600s Dama gazelle