Saturday, August 09, 2008
Well, THAT didn't work
Not so much with the working. So I stopped halfway through, since I was under a deadline, and needed the other half of the warp for another piece.
I was using silk, single strand for the ghostly face. I think it would have worked if I had been planning on only doing the vague shape of a head, but even looking at it closely in person, you can barely tell the difference between the yellow hair and the flesh coloured skin. I can kind of see where the nose and mouth are, but the eye is completely lost.
I think I'm going to try it again with thicker thread for the face (or doubling-quadrupling the thread).
The various black threads for the raven look really good though. Better in person, the flash exaggerates the differences.