I think I will call it "Summer Breeze". It looks like a gentle breeze is blowing her hair around her face. The challenge is Monochromatic.
I was whining to LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color and she slapped me around a bit with some suggestions about how to look like an artist even though I am not really an artist. Magazines and the internet offer some faces to study that would help me look like I had some semblance of talent.
It was scary, even scarier than drawing, to think I had only one chance to mess up this fabric.
I remembered that I had that lightbox! Yes. I gathered some photos and a few faces from the internet. A few places on the fabric suggested faces to me, so I tested out line work and shading on the fabric. Not sure I really chose the best spot, but I did suck it up and made a choice.
I tried to catch the hair. And a shadow on her face. Not sure I made it. I can see where it wold have been better placed. I do, however, like the stitching. Freemotion of course.
Frank thinks it is amazing, but then he has to say that. Although he did not like my choice off the darker binding.
I really do like it. The only problem was that I couldn't find the blue washable pen so I went with a mechanical pencil. I hesitated to wash it out because I didn't want to lighten the dyes already on the fabric. At first I scrubbed it with a soft toothbrush and some shampoo.
Still, the marks showed. So I tossed it into the washing machine on gentle with the regular detergent.
Some marks came out, but not all. And the dyes did lighten a bit.
I will know better next time. Duh!
I do like it though. I do.