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« on: January 09, 2010 12:47:44 PM »

I finally finished... ish.  I'm not entirely satisfied with our eyes they look a little cartoony and I still am in two minds as to whether to add flowers to my hair, but for now it is finished.
It took me about 4 weeks to complete (spread over about half a year).  I did the majority of the faces in September, the background in a week in October and then the rest of it on the saturday gone!  I think all the greens and flesh tones put me off which meant it took a lot of effort to pick it up and not so much to put it down!  The piece is mainly made up for split stitch and satin stitch so not very inventive, but I am happy with the outcome.
Hope it is of some interest and comments and suggestions (over flowers and maybe ideas on how to decartoon the eyes) would be greatly appreciated.

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I need to clean the glass..
And another one for good measure.

I completed this piece with support from the big stitchalong so many thanks to them.
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010 01:30:33 PM »

I'm totally impressed. I wish i could see it in person, looks like an increadable amount of work. The only thing i could think of is maybe add some white highlights. But seriously the eyes look really good. Good work, wish I had the patience to do something like this.   
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010 02:03:42 PM »

Oh wow! Just in awe!

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010 07:04:35 PM »

Stunning, just stunning.  Leave it as is, I wouldn't change a thing!
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010 09:30:48 AM »

Neat! I would have gone blind trying to do all that stitching.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010 04:06:50 PM »

Wow!  This is fantastic!

I love the different shades of hair and don't see anything wrong with the eyes at all.  This is excellent work - the colors are great.  I don't think it needs a flower either.

Well done!
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010 04:35:17 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010 08:44:56 PM »

Wow, pretty cool. I really like the background. I also don't think you have to be "inventive" about what stitches you use if you're able to be inventive with HOW you use them, which is what you did. So I'd call that a success!
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010 01:38:46 AM »

ohmygoodness! Look at all that work you've put into this!
It certainly shows, it's breathtaking!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010 10:21:04 AM »

It's so lovely. I really like his shirt, the background, and the skin-shading!
You are an inspiration to me, I had started a portrait of my beau and I, and I just can't work on it.
You are amazing! Way to get it accomplished!

Pertaining to the eyes, perhaps a few eyelashes would alter their appearance to your liking?

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