Sunday, December 4, 2016

How to Weave a Donut

Indeed, how do you weave a donut? Especially when it's an apple fritter, the kind without the hole in the  middle.

Porkchop seems to be wondering the same thing and is no doubt thinking there are many things easier. But then again, I did title the tapestry Donut Man.

a dog who's an art critic, or perhaps just hoping for a walk

First task was research. I was compelled to head to Starbucks and obtain a model, then take a few bites of course.

I make a lot of sacrifices

Values were mighty tricky, after all this donut has glaze and the colors are similar to the skin tone of the man. I'm mighty glad he has a dark blue t-shirt on. The tips of the fingers have to be just right, showing him balancing the donut very delicately.

I'm a bit further than you see here and I think it's reading well.

Next step, the sidewalk and the cast of characters in the background. Wedge weave is giving way to the more traditional. Surprises ahead.


  1. Nice! What size is he? Love all the flesh tones - they cn be so difficult.

  2. The finished size will be somewhere in the range of 25" wide by 18-20 inches high. And yes flesh tones are tricky....I dyed them all, but that's just the beginning, then you have the choices to make....on to the background next...