Friday, March 23, 2012

More of this process

I started actually cutting fabric and working for real on the campfire piece. I find it works well to work from back to front, ie, starting with a background and moving forward. I started with a very simple background of strippy sky and ground, then added the basic campfire and some tree-ish shapes.


Too small, I think. The great thing about a campfire, both real and imagined, is that you can start small and make it bigger!

So this is a basis. Now comes the part that will make or break. The fire needs to become so much more. I have a vision in my head, but only trying a few things will tell me whether it will really work. Those stones around the fire look pretty flat, don't they? Need to think about that.

5 comments:

  1. Terry, Thank you so much for sharing your process and your thinking. This is how I learn, and I really appreciate those of you who take the time to do it. Can't wait to watch this one develop.

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  2. Looking good.....keep going........

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  3. I so like your work. Is the black around the logs and stones stitching or some sort of black background fabric?

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  4. Jean S.8:55 AM

    Have you thought about using colored pencil to shade the rocks? I use them to add dimension or detail when the fabric alone doesn't do what I want it to. Seal with Jacquard's colorless extender.

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  5. love the sky, I think the campfire should be much larger.

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