Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Switchin' Stitches- Round 2

This is a little swap that I participated in with the Switchin' Stitches group on Flickr.  This round I was paired up with Lolablueocean.  Knowing my love of gorgeous gals, she took inspiration from her grandfather- renowned pin-up artist, Ted Withers.  How cool is that?!

She stitched up this lovely for me.

One thing that I really love about his work is the layering of sketches and alternate poses.

Looking through her favorites, I was inspired by her love of Blythe Dolls.  So I stitched one up based on a photo I found online.  I just changed the colors to include the ones that appeared in her favorites the most.

Here she is!

Originally I just stitched it, but I thought it needed a little bit more, so I tinted it.

We both had agreed to surprise each other, so I think it's funny that we both stitched up girlie girls.

See you soon!  I'll be back to share more exciting things that have been happening around here.

6 comments:

kymberley said...

Such pretty work Jacquie!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Thanks so much! I had fun with this one. Only bit I don't care for was the brown pencil I used around the legs, Dillon said it needed a little something. But I really should have waited on deciding that color. Oh well, I'll chalk it up to drinking and coloring- sometimes not the best combo, lolz.

jocelyn said...

That is awesome! I just had my friend pick me up some embroidery hoops from a local rummage sale so I can practice more, I probably won't reach your expertise though!

Bex said...

Love the pinup and I think your tinting looks great!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Jocelyn- Sure, you will hon! Practice makes perfect. I only started stitching about 5 years ago and I taught myself, so you can do it too :)

Bex- Thanks, I love tinting stuff. It's so addicting.

Modisch Schreibt said...

wow, your blythe doll looks AMAZING !!! You are one talented artist !