Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Witch face closeup

I've tried to take a better picture of the embroidered witch face for Connie. Here she is in profile. This is about the best I can do with my camera.

(Click on photo for bigger image)

The idea for the split stitch technique came from this doing this sample:

followed by this one:

Because the witch was so small, I couldn't pad the features, so I drew two profiles, embroidered them and stitched them together. I tried to get an impression of relief for the sunken cheeks by using a darker colour.

The face for Doris was a scan of the embroidered witch face profile enlarged, mirror imaged to make two sides for the face and printed onto printer transfer paper.

I added stitched outlines, buttonhole lips, bead teeth and various warts, then stitched the two profiles together.


Valeri said...

You've managed to get a really scary face. Just right for Halloween!

Conni said...

Thanks for sharing the embroidery details - Doris is even more amazing close-up!

Allison said...

It must have been so much fun putting those warts on there!!!!

Gemma Grace said...

Thank you so much! I love how you share your work process and I especially love your creativity and skill :)

Catnapping said...

This is phenomenal work! Dazzling. I thank you too, for those close-up details.


Barb said...

Is that nose hair? hehe. Love the eyebrows too!