Friday, June 28, 2013

Step by step, inch by inch......

Thank you for all of the input on my last post. 
The yellow wings will stay at the top, but I also want something winglike to frame the skirt. I spent 6 hours stitching this scallopy possibility.
I'm not sure it will fit. So rather than deciding right this moment, I thought I would move on and add other elements. So, above I just  added elements with a print out of one design drawing. 
Now I have taken some of the drawing and stitched it out; the rock garden pool at the bottom of the skirt.

I have re-inserted the drawing but so far not the scalloped inner wing.
Step by step, inch by inch..... 

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Little Drawing

This drawing was first done on lined paper. When I scanned it into Photoshop I didn't get rid of all of the lines. They ended up creating an unexpected pattern and wonderful new element to the drawing.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Casket Chronicles, Pieces

I am amazed by designers who draw out and then stitch out the design as they first drew it.
My work evolves constantly as I work. Here the half worked yellow wings are placed next to the angel's head and halo. 

Here I am auditioning the wings extending from the first set of wings.

This arrangement is very similar to the one above but I have lowered the placement of the head/halo/bodice combination.

This arrangement is the one closest to my original drawing except the head is still in the lower position.
Any preferences? I'd love to hear your ideas! 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Casket Chronicles

My gardening angel now has arms, but no sleeves. I have decided to use the green velvet as a backdrop for the skirt scene. The 3D elements will be added to the top of the velvet instead of the velvet being draped in 3D fashion.
Do you like her new halo? 
Or I may place her off center.....

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