Here is one of the romantic girls I mentioned in the previous post. As you can see she is right into romance, you can tell by the look on her face. This one was one of my favourites because of the lovely green colour. I imagine she dates someone called Larry who looks like Liz Taylors ex-husband, the one called Larry of course. Because of that, I don't think she would feel lovey dovey all that often.
This is an artwork I made yesterday after being inspired by Lara's houses. I thought it would be good to work with ink on canvas then add the detail in with black thread. Kind of like a combination of this artwork and this artwork, both done quite recently. When I started this I accidentally dropped some ink on the background area, so painted the whole thing in blue. I had not planned on doing this, and when I started to add the stitching detail, realised he was floating in space. I added the border and something for him to sit on.
I like that you can feel the stitching line, it leaves a bit of a shadow as well creating a 3D effect. I'm planning on making some more as test runs to see where it will go. I quite enjoy stitching on the mounted frames, although these ones are quite small so not too difficult. I did one in my third year of uni which was over a metre wide and long and it was all stitched. It was a little insane and I was threading needles with meters of thread, causing large knots.