Charlotte that is WONDERFUL!!! What a great self portrait. (((APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!!)))
I agree Charlotte - how did you do it? I love the free standing collar. Is it painted first?
Thank you, Ladies!
I started with the photo of me and Adelaide that Pete took. I copied it, cropped Ads out, and enlarged it as much as I could. I then taped it to a window, taped my fabric over it, and traced the major lines with a .05 Micron pen. I took it off the window and then filled in some of the missing areas with pen sketching before I painted it with my Inktense pencils and aloe gel. I filled in some more pen and ink type sketching. I then cut random pieces of the hair fabric (love that particular print!) and used a glue stick to adhere it where I wanted it. I zig-zagged the edges of the hair down and then added the batt to the back. I put the whole thing in a small frame I have and hand quilted the face and embroidered the eyelashes, upper lids (totally forgot to stitch lower lashes! lol) I then machine quilted the hair lines (free motion, no frame).
I took a piece of the green "sweater" fabric , folded it and sort of gathered it as I stitched it along the chin line. I added the denim jacket shoulder piece and then made a collar and stitched that on. I added the remaining sweater fabric and stretched the whole thing over a 12"X12" stretched canvas. I would have filled in the missing hair fabric with the Inktense, but I'm up at the lake house and somehow missed the my little traveling jar of aloe when I packed my supplies to come up here. So the last thing I did was sketch in hair lines.
Did I miss anything? LOL
Charlotte, super job! A lot of great detail; you had fun with this ;)
I am back, I am going to work on this next week.
Good for you, Denise!
Know what I am doing for this one now, but I have to wait untilI get some more ink for my printer
Great job, Sharon! (And since you keep these, no-one would know that it wasn't 12 X 12! LOL)
Thanks Charlotte and Terri Well I thought I would do a photo of me not only 20 lbs lighter but more like 40.
Whenever I felt low I would always go to Snoulders in Oyster Bay. It was where President Teddy Roosevelt used to get his messages when he vacationed in Oyster Bay during his presidency . My best friend Bill worked there and would go to visit him
Well that's pretty neat! I never thought about my fantasy self being 50 ... er ...40 lbs lighter, but that is certainly my fantasy, too! LOL