Tuesday, December 13, 2011

thread drawing and art journal

My work this week was an exciting and challenging interpretation of a face.
First, lay down some fabrics, I used silks. Then  use free motion stitching to outline the  features.
On this second picture you can see the features starting to emerge, outlined in brown thread on the sewing machine. I chose warm colours because the face in the photo I was working from looked rugged and weathered like an arid  landscape..
Then I added some light sheer fabric where there were highlights and some dark sheers for the shadows, plus some more stitching around the eyes.  A work in progress... needs a lot of refinement but I am happy with  the direction so far...

Also I am having a lot of fun in my daily textile art journal with pen and coloured pencil drawings of the view from the deck..( note the dog in the corner!)

Some "zentangle" type drawings of a flower

and the late Amy Winehouse.

I have never enjoyed drawing so much, and look forward to my early morning cuppa and drawing session.  There is no pressure or expectation so just pure fun and playing.

1 comment:

Melissa Mackie said...

Wow shauna! That face is stunning. Loving the direction your going in there.