Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Stitch

For fun, decided to do an Illustration Friday project for the first time today (though it's a Tuesday - is that OK?). This weeks topic is 'Stitch', and I thought I'd turn the traditionally feminine, delicate art of embroidery into something that looks like hard work by a strong, muscular, butch little lady. She ended up looking quite cute and girly though - and she did put her make-up on! I did the lace by stencilling through a bit of scrap lace with a brush dabbed in some black shoe polish - was quite pleased with the way it came out.

10 comments:

Miz K said...

Really lovely piece - cute and sweet and funny and tough all at the same time. Very nice work - and the lace is fantastic!

Cathy Gatland said...

thank you - it was fun to do an I.F. - I liked your knitting shrimp too

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

This illustration was unexpected! Such a terrific idea and done really well! Excellent.

NANCY LEFKO said...

VERY clever idea and quite well done !!

studio lolo said...

This is wonderful!! I love how you didn't make it sweet and sugary and still managed to get the delicateness across. I love the perspective of the character. I hope you do more "IF"s!

Cathy Gatland said...

Wow! so many new visitors - thanks very much for your nice comments and interest, will have to do this again sometime...

Reeko said...

Such an interesting image, I love your style! I agree with Scott, it is unexpected but I'm not sure why...

Indigene said...

Okay, this is GREAT! Is she on a mission or what? lol! Made my day!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Robyn said...

Wonderful fresh, amusing approach. And very well drawn. Your approach to the lace is amazing. Boot polish!!

dibujandoarte said...

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