England based illustrator Chloe Giordano creates delicate mini animals with freehand embroidery. Embracing her background as a traditional illustrator, Giordano is able to layer countless different thread colors as one might do with pencils. Using needles and colorful threads, Giordano creates delicate depictions of miniature animals and some of these animal like fawn and mouse are scarcely larger than the size of a thimble. If you are interested in embroidery or have some technique question, you can go over to Giordano’s tumblr, you might get answers.
“Animals in Moiré” is a series of animals illustrated with textured moiré patterns created by Milan-based designer Andrea Minini. Using Adobe Illustrator, Minini makes use of visual interference caused by overlapping lines in different densities to create those black and white animals. It is impressive to see how the patterns give each illustration a great sense of motion, curving naturally with the shape of each animal.
FYI: Moiré is defined as s visual effect that appears when a series of lines or dots is superimposed over another such set of differing size, angle or spacing.
Walter Potter was an English taxidermist noted for his anthropomorphic dioramas featuring stuffed animals mimicking human life, which he displayed at his museum in Bramber, Sussex, England. The exhibition was a well-known and popular example of “Victorian whimsy” for many years, even after Potter’s death; however enthusiasm for such entertainments waned in the twentieth century, and his collection was finally dispersed in 2003.