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.


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 !