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« on: October 21, 2009 07:45:59 PM »

This was made for Gleep for the Dragonriders of Pern Swap.  I had seen several paintings that had embroidery on them and loved the idea. In the books "Thread"(which is silver) is an organism that devours any organic matter, basically anything except water, rock, and metal.  So dragons breathe fire to destroy it in the air.  The fighting dragons are different colors, bronze, brown, blue and green.  The Red Star is actually a planet that brings the thread to the planet Pern.  Hopefully that is enough of a primer for you to understand the painting!
 


I used a projector for the map(taken from the books)and traced that.  I painted it as a topography map with watercolors. Then I took some of the pages from my DragonSinger book(one of the books) that was falling apart, cut out a dragon shape and gave it a wash of brown.  Then I embroidered it with thread, flames and quotes from songs out of the books.  
 


Quotes are: "A Strand of Silver in the Sky."  And "Dragonmen must fly when thread is in the sky."
 


 "Free the Flame"  Both the flames and thread has metallic thread in it.
 


"Fly between Blue and Green.  Soar, dive down, Bronze and Brown."  I used the corresponding color for each dragon color.  

I also embroidered the Red Star in the upper right corner.  I was so proud I posted this to facebook and 2 people want a painting like it! I really like how this came out and I hope you all do too!

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009 08:03:27 PM »

Impressive work.  I like the idea of recycling a page from the book and putting that in there.  Awesome job. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009 05:27:07 AM »

That is amazing!  I absolutely love this.  Really impressive Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009 08:22:44 AM »

Coolio!
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009 12:12:04 PM »

I love embroidery on paintings!!  You did a very nice job, especially with your tiny lettering.  Keep up the good work.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2009 05:56:12 AM »

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the great comments!
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009 03:22:14 PM »

That's awesome!  I love the mixed media map idea too, and you chose great quotes. 

Excellent job!
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009 03:25:19 PM »

I've never read the books but this looks amazing! Each part (the painting, embroidery, and collage elements) are all wonderfully done.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2009 06:08:04 PM »

Thanks! I really love the texture the different media's bring to the piece.  It really wouldn't be the same if the dragon, quotes and everything was painted on.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009 07:03:27 PM »

This is really cool! I love the mixed media of the embroidery and painting and sort of scrapbook feel to it. I would be proud to have a piece like this on my wall. I am going to wist it. Smiley (for real, the one in my profile)
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2009 09:18:20 PM »

Thanks Eliea, it put a smile on my face to see it on someone's wist!  Looking at your profile I saw we have a lot of interests in common, if I had more time I would say we should do a personal swap! And where were you during the Pern swap?  I wanted to see more Pern crafts!  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2009 08:43:18 AM »

Thanks Eliea, it put a smile on my face to see it on someone's wist!  Looking at your profile I saw we have a lot of interests in common, if I had more time I would say we should do a personal swap! And where were you during the Pern swap?  I wanted to see more Pern crafts!  Wink

I wasn't but I saw it in recent with pics and had to comment on the crocheted dragonlets in the swap. I agree it does seem like we have a lot in common. I to am behind in my crafts though and holidays are right around the corner. *pulls out hair* perhaps after the holidays. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2009 12:15:40 PM »

Those dragons were very cute! After the holidays I'll probably be busy with all the swaps that are being put off till after the holidays! Can't win for losing!  Anyway, since you've read the pern books it makes the compliment even better.
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2009 06:33:41 AM »

I've just (literally, the last few days) started reading these books. My parents read them years and years ago and I've finally got round to it! I love your map, and I think you've done it wonderfully!
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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2009 07:17:24 AM »

I almost envy you, you have some great reading ahead of you! 
Thank you, I really appreciate the compliment!
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2009 05:43:05 PM »

That looks amazing. I've never seen embroidery on a painting before. I like it. And while I love the way the dragon looks, it kind of hurts too. I love Dragonsinger! Awesome job.
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2009 04:05:44 PM »

It hurts to see a book harmed? If it helps it really was falling apart, it had been well loved.  If I wasn't a crafter I might have thrown it away.  This way it gets a new life.
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2009 11:53:33 PM »

This clearly took a lot of work. I am not patient enough to sit and do hand embroidery. It came out beautiful.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2009 10:20:10 AM »

Thank you, the worst part was embroidering the edges.  Trying to take out as few staples as possible and trying to hit the right spot at an angle.  Plus the canvas was a little hard to punch through.
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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2009 02:05:59 PM »

What a great art concept and you executed it beautifully with a lot of thought.  I especially love the repurposed book page as the dragon.  How big is it?
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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2009 06:05:06 PM »

ahh..... 16'X20'? I think, I don't think I wrote it down anywhere. I loved working out what I was going to do and where to put everything, it was as much fun as actually doing it!
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« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2009 03:37:25 PM »

That is really just incredibly awesome. Great attention to detail! I love the book page dragon the most.
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2009 09:44:23 AM »

Thanks so much!
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