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Ansie
« on: January 31, 2011 08:16:28 AM »

This is my first attempt at blackwork.  I used a photo of my son.  I firstly 'posterized' it using Picnik and then pixelated it using a cross-stitch software programme.



I decided to use one continuous pattern and just added layers to give depth to the picture.



It worked quite well, except from the third layer onwards the holbein-outline started to disappear into the pattern



I am happy with how it turned out.



I still want to do one with different patterns for each block.  Maybe with my other son's portrait...

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Taramor
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011 08:24:15 AM »

Very interesting - you should be happy with it. I would like to see the picture of you son, you used as starting point.
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Ansie
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011 10:18:36 AM »

There are more photos and a pic of my son on my blog.
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OmegaChicken
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011 03:55:57 PM »

That's so cool and strange at the same time.  An interesting take on both blackwork and portraiture.
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011 01:01:30 PM »

Very cool! How did your eyes not go cross Cheesy. Amazing work.
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011 10:43:04 PM »

My eyes DID go cross at times!! Grin
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