I bought this class on craftsy last week and love it. Totally my thing:-)
I wanted to make my SIL a portrait of her new dog for Christmas so made my first project Jake.
Right off the bat she gave a great suggestion to take your photo and use a website (free) called Dumpr.
This isn't jake but you get the idea of what it does.
It allows you to see the basic lines better on the photo to draw them with a sharpie on paper.
You then transfer on fabric, stitch those lines in black and do a filler FMQ on background.
Now for the scary part - coloring!
She uses colored pencils and I started to use them here. They will work perfectly on 99% of projects but of course I had to pick that 1% - a big black dog. The pencils just looked muddy when I started to blend them.
So I took out my paints and hair gel (medium) and went to work.
I'm calling him done but
The paint soaked into the fabric so much, now he's more grey than black :-(
What to do now?
I'm linking up to Nina's off the wall blog where lots of talented art quilters post so am hoping for suggestions.
Should I add more paint, I did use a lot of gel but the paint doesn't behave without it. FMQ black hair?
I'm putting it aside to stew for now.