My favorite mangaka of all time are CLAMP. Those gals are absolutly amazing! So I thought that I would make something from one of their works--Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. TRC, in my opinion, is their best. Such a beautiful story. I recomend that everyone read it
There wasn't much to making this. It took me a long time to find just the right pictures. I gathered various pics from online (believe me if you search for them, you'll never find them!). I took the pictures and modifyed them to what I thought would be appropriate. For example, I found a chibi of Fai, but the clothing was way off. So I traced the basic outline, and re-drew him. I did that with all the characters. With Syaoran, I practically had to start from scratch!
Each of the characters have a little something special about them, except Sakura. I had planned to add jewels to her, but I ran out of time. Maybe in the future I'll fix that.
Amount of time stitching for each character:
Kurogane- about a week
Fai- a month, or two (I have no idea why this one took the longest
Syaoran- a couple hours
Sakura- two days
heh. That's my Wooper next to the finished project.
character names (for those who don't know) from top left, clockwise: Syaoran, Sakura, Kurogane, Fai
Title of the series. I traced it, then, handpainted the black letters on the back of the glass.
Syaoran. I cry every time I think of this character. I wish I had a close-up of the feather. Feather is made with satin stitch, with red symbol carefully stitched on top of that.
Kurogane. I attempted making the ties look somewhat 3d.
Fai. This character has such a "light" atmosphere. Completely different from Kuro-pu. It's really hard to see, but the edge of his coat is all french knots. After stitching Fai, I can now say that I'm a master of french knots!
The pictures that follow show the process of stitching the character Sakura.
carbon copy image onto fabric.
stitch over with selected colors. I think the main stitch I used was the stem stitch (it's basically the only one I know besides french knot!)
Sakura. For some reason, I don't have a close-up finished version of her. Strange.
Thanks for looking! Next project: Embroider the Mokonas!