Thursday, August 11, 2011

More on the art quilt

 I suppose at some point I am going to have to give this quilt a name it seems odd to keep talking about it but not have anything to call it. On the other hand it hasn't told me what it wants to be called yet so I guess I will just have to cope.

The first piece I added today was largely to make me feel better. I found having the highlight where I knew it should get darker was just way too annoying so I fixed it. The shoulder now reads better for me. I like having the shadow under the hair too.
 Next I started on the hair. That's a shade darker still. I wish I had remembered sooner how hard it is to photograph some shades of purple. I can tell already this quilt is going to be a pig to photograph. Oh well, too late to worry about that now.
 The hair does stand out better in real life but I can still make it darker if I need to when it comes to the quilting. I love quilting hair, there is so much scope to add texture and movement, and without the risks involved in quilting human skin.

The last piece for today is the start of the highlight on the hair. This is when hair gets to be less fun. It's a real pain to cut out. It is worth it, that's what makes this look like hair. As you can see I had a lot of trouble photographing these pieces. I've tried most of the settings on my phone and it seems this is about the best it can manage. Hopefully it is good enough for you to get the idea.


Chris John said...

She really is taking form. Your photography is fine in terms of demonstrating what you are doing. I'm sure she will evoke a suitable name from you soon.

Ferret said...

Thanks Chris. I was hoping people would feel that way. I also suspect a fair number will be surprised the first time they see it in the flesh in the right colours :)