Monday, November 10, 2008

Starting the face

I am stitching the face with four strands of Splendor again. Around his ear and face I have also added two strands of a medium ecru to make them stand out. The same shade of ecru created his nose, and the darker shade of red makes his happy smile. I did his eyelids in a peachy color, eyes are blue and of course white. I need to outline them to stand out and will be putting in a lot more details once I finish the flesh tone.


Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is just tooo funny - you are a good daughter. Your mother will love it - this guy has personality.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Try outlining his eyes with one ply of a darker blue thread. If that makes them stand out too much, then outline his eyebrows with a darker brown right on top but slightly above the line of brown eyebrows stitched already. I think that'll work. Of course you can always pull out the light blue eyes and try another color, but I like top-stitching on top of tent stitches myself. Gives dimension to features in my opinion.

He really is cute!

Frontrange Stitcher said...

He is toooo cute. Like Janes advice about top stitching too. Is your mom following your blog? Fun.