For some time now, I have been thinking of carving a horse's head into leather. It's been a long time since I sat down with my art bag as drawing has been replaced by sewing and leathercraft over the years, but I spent most of my childhood drawing horses!! I've been trying out different angles and styles and finally settled on an Arab head because they are just such beautiful, graceful animals and have very distinctive features which I thought would look good when carved into leather.
Here is my horse sketch, carved into the leather! Since taking this photo, I have dyed the leather and I'm just waiting for it to completely dry so I can apply the wax and get polishing. This will be a leather organiser when it's all ready!
This is a sample piece that I did to see how the design would work on leather. I must have been pleased with it as I've added my initials!!