Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cockerel stitching complete

Thats right, after starting something new I picked up at hobbycraft the other weekend back in London, sitting with my friend stitching whilst she was knitting watching Taken, we were discussing how it can be hard with long projects and you just have to get over the hump. Well the cockerel stitching has been close to being finished for quite a while and I just hadn't done it so when I got back I pushed on with it and finally completed it. So here it is for all to see. Now I just have to decide how I am going to mount it ready to take with my to give to Angie as her birthday present. I am thinking maybe a place mat or something. (Add in picture).

I am now determined to push on and complete the Noah's Ark picture I have been working on for like a couple of years because I have the frame for it and everything, it just needs completing! It is another hump that I will get over!

Note: Having issues getting pictures off my camera so will add this at later date.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Decided on my girl

So I have decided to go with the mermaid. I haven't started colouring it yet because I wanted to trace it a few times so that I can experiment with it a bit. I like the hair but not sure how I will do the outfit (obviously it will get painted but I probably do some colouring on it first) and what accessories or sidekicks to go with it. So I want to be able to have a play with colours and different aspects.
However this does mean I am behind in terms of week as we are approaching the end of week 4 and I am only at week 2 as I haven't managed to get a piece of wood but I will over the weekend along with glaze and then background making fun galore :)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

More Shading

Thats right I have barely done any art this week so I did another girl and some more shading tonight. I like the idea of a Mermaid themed picture but I am not sure about her body at the minute. I am thinking I will do the background and then see if it inspires the girl. The next week is already up and I haven't done this weeks playing around with my background yet so I am a week behind which means I need to dedicate some time each evening next week to my background and then the next step. I am sure there are others behind as well though and Suzi did say would still be looking at stuff a couple of weeks after so will just keep pushing on and not get stressed about being behind. Otherwise it will just put me off rather than push me forward and I want to continue to develop. I can't believe how far I have come in 2/3 weeks so it'll be exciting to see how much further I can go.