So, I've been putting off posting this for quite some time b/c of a little mishap with the border I was stitching for it. Ok, by "little mishap" I mean I am an insane perfectionist and found myself unable to match colors exactly
. My boyfriend has been teasing me endlessly about this (the colors really are virtually identical) but I have stood my ground b/c I take my stitching, much like everything else I do, very seriously and if I'm not 100% happy with my product I will not openly share it.
Admittedly, I have issues.
But, I am quite happy with the portrait and decided that it deserves to see the light of day. So here goes nothing.
My goal with this was to try to emulate a pen and ink drawing as closely as possible. I wanted a very sketchy look. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, although my fingers were numb for days after all of the shading. That top layer of fabric is a super thick polyester. It's also salvaged (Yay for not throwing things away!)
Here's a closeup:
And here's the original:
I know it's not dead-on, but I'm happy with it. As much as a crazy perfectionist like myself can be with anything, that is.
C & C welcome and appreciated, as always.