So my sister LOVES watching Family Guy on Cartoon Network everyday, and originally, I did not care for that show at all. When it first came out, I thought the characters were utterly obnoxious and crude. I didn’t like the simple animation style either. Yet, slowly but surely, after many many nights of seeing my sis watch the same show and being forced to watch it with her, my opinion changed quite a bit. Now, I am a full blown fan of that show, and just LOVE Brian and Stewie to bits! They’re so hilarious, and I appreciate their sarcastic humor so much more, for some odd reason. Eventually, I just HAD to make an ami of Brian, so I can look at him and think of all the funny things on that show that I so enjoy now.
So, here it is:
Look! He even has a cute little tail! Sorry, I really like the tail hehe…
And the most amazing thing about him is, he STANDS! Like, on his own! It only took the work of 4 washers in each foot, but, whatever works right?! Although he is a little bottom-heavy, he definitely is my most stable ami thus far, which really makes him “stand” out…to me at least.
Oh yeah, and that’s a champagne glass he’s holding. I really had no idea how to make a thin cylindrical shape, so all I could come up with was to wrap yarn around some yarn a bajillion number of times. Quite primitive, I agree, but I really had no other way…unless someone would be so kind to share a better method? It would be much appreciated!
Of course, Brian just wouldn’t be Brian without Stewie!! I was really excited after finishing Brian to have a Stewie to go along with him. Unfortunately, Stewie is a totally different species. It really didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked it. So, despite my hard work trying to embroider his strange face and do all the other little bits, Stewie was a complete and utter failure!! He ended up being just as tall as Brian, which is totally not what he should be. It’s so embarrassing, I refuse to take a picture of them together! So here is Stewie, all by his lonesome self:
Who knew Stewie would be so difficult. Oh well, you really can’t win all the battles. Sorry, Stewie, you’re exiled to my “pile of failures.”
Moving along, my next project was to make another white cartoon dog. Can you guess which one?? I’ll fill you in on this one next time! Here’s a small pic to keep you interested!