Monday, April 28, 2014

goth deathrock no. 3 ... and progress on no. 4

'Goth Deathrock No. 3 - Homage To Mr Slut' by Michelle Driver
2014, cross stitch with wool on canvas - 26cm w x 31.5cm h (10.2" x 12.4")

Sorry if you've seen this image ALL OVER the interwebz!!!  I have been sharing it as much as possible (one of my 'resolutions' for this year is to increase my artistic profile :P)

Although this was a commission, I don't encourage the use of famous people in artworks ... it's a fine line between homage and copyright infringement ;)  In future, I'm offering commissions in my 'Goth Deathrock Art' style, but asking if the client can provide images of themselves.  We'll see if anyone's interested!

I've also been working on the next in the series, 'Goth Deathrock No. 4 - Anita + James' - so far so good!  My technique is getting better all the time ... though that bloody right hand edge is still a bit wobbly (the left is pretty damn good though, heh!).

And tipped to the side so you can see it the 'right way around':

I'm working on Anita's hair ... but getting closer to the face, which is extremely SCARY!!  While I'm not overly concerned with accurate portraiture, at the same time I can't stuff it up! ;)

By the way, the little metal circles are rare earth magnets holding the cartoon (pattern) onto the tapestry.

Right - back to it!