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« on: January 23, 2010 09:08:49 AM »


Hi,   Grin

A student I work with drew this anime/avatar picture, and I decided to use it as a sampler to see how a filled in face might work.... I'm thrilled with the dreads  Cool , but the face?  Embarrassed Not so much. Any tips on how to make nice filled-in faces for the future?


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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010 12:40:00 PM »

The hair is very awesome. I'm not sure what to tell you about the face. What stitch did you use to fill? One thing you might want to keep in mind is that the stitches are like paint strokes. The direction they run, how they curve around the eyes, nose, and cheeks affect the over all look of the piece. I'm also really hoping some one has some better advice that me because I don't fill a lot of things. Over all though I think it was a great first attempt at fill. When I tried, my person turned out looking like they were really furry. I really do love the hair though, what stitch did you use for that?
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010 10:29:43 PM »

The hair is very awesome. I'm not sure what to tell you about the face. What stitch did you use to fill? One thing you might want to keep in mind is that the stitches are like paint strokes. The direction they run, how they curve around the eyes, nose, and cheeks affect the over all look of the piece. I'm also really hoping some one has some better advice that me because I don't fill a lot of things. Over all though I think it was a great first attempt at fill. When I tried, my person turned out looking like they were really furry. I really do love the hair though, what stitch did you use for that?

The face is basically a weird hybrid of split stitch and satin stitch -- 90% the former. I'm wondering if it needs to be done in 2 strands instead of three? Maybe long/short stitch?

The hair is made up of a ton of Bullion Stitches, using up lots of thread, and a longer needle. The directions for the stitch generally read something like '...wind the floss around the needle 5-6 times...' but what you see here is a wrap count of 20 or so.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010 08:30:11 AM »

I really like that, the hair is amazing.
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