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Saturday, May 28, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
embroidery floss on flannel
Here’s the latest addition to thehoop gallery. It’s my own artwork ( It was one of those late night inspirations that I had to get down on paper as I was falling asleep) I had no idea it would take as long as it did. I’d say I put a good three weeks into this one. There were a lot of details to fidget with and it was my first design that included people (always a bit tricky to get the proportions and details right)
It was hard to get a good picture since without the flash the colors look washed out and with the flash there’s some funky glare going on. I’ll take a picture in natural light as soon as we get some (we’re in the midst of some seriously stubborn rainy weather here). I was just so excited to get it done that I had to post it ASAP!
… and now on to the next hoop!
Monday, May 9, 2011
embroidery floss and felt applique on flannel
I thought this piece would be a quick one but it ended up taking about a week. I had to redo the text on the thought bubbles a few times before I was happy. It’s only the first in a series based on The Hitchhiker’s Guide books (my favorite-favorite books). I’ve done several drawings and paintings based on The Guide as it is such an fab source. So much amazingly imaginative imagery to play with! Visual reference material is great but there’s nothing like a great work of fiction to get the creative juices flowing and keep the imagination and freehand drawing skills sharp