It's been a long time since I've checked in about the handpaw project, but I have been working on it steadily.
And here we have.... draft number six?? of the handpaw. Because I'm a glutton for punishment I wanted to see if I could possibly make something that could pass for the fine bones and tendons on the top of the paw, which I find very beautiful. I've said this already but I have a weird thing for paws.
I built up the parts of the paw in layers, working from the outer to the inner. The tendons, knuckles and palmar pad are under this big foam support now, but will be on top of it when the paw is turned right side out. I turned this paw inside out *a lot* which is one reason why it looks so pilled and tatty in these photos. That and because it is made of cheap felt. As you have seen I make a lot of these drafts, so no point in using good fabric just yet!