Inspiration: Making your drawn characters into plush toys

Another project on my “to-do” list, is to make plush toys inspired of my drawings.
Here are a few example of artists who managed to do this well:

By Pinkytoast
Ever thought of drawing on the fabric itself? Me either! :-p This is one great idea, just make sure the crayons you use are water-resistant.

By Robyn Fabsit
Do you recognize him? It’s the flying monkeys from “Magician of Oz”. Awesome!

By Junkerjane
A nice and simple character design can go a long way! The big black button used for the eye reminds me a little of the amazing Coraline animated movie.

By Violetta Testacalda
This beautiful fox’s fabric have been painted as well. It makes you think of another use of texture rather than using fabrics.

By Revoluzza
Of course, you could also use tons of different fabrics to make a simple character design stand out. (Robooooots! Yay!)

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Here are some online tutorials & books to give it a try and get inspired:

Make a Plush Toy tutorial by Computer Arts
How-To: Make a 3-D Plush Pattern from a 2-D Drawing from Biz Miss.
Make a Plush Toy tutorial on Deviant art by Keysha-Chan


Softies; Simple Instructions for 25 Plush Pals by Therese Laskey & Laurie Frankel

Sock and Glove: Creating Charming Softy Friends from Cast-Off Socks and Gloves by Miyako Kanamori

Which reminds me I have one UFO to finish from that book! :-p

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