16 February 2014

Stitching faces - using stitch as line

Detailed stitching of faces might involve cross-hatched areas, as in this drawing by Gwen Buchanan -
Engravings usually use cross-hatching for shading -
Detail from an etching by Barocci (via)
or parallel lines, or lines of different weights -
Van Dyck (rendered by Lucas Vorstermans) (via)
Here's how Audrey Walker uses cross-hatching in stitch - very densely, built up in layers -
Detail from Beach Woman, 1995 (via)
And in this self-portrait (via) she uses lines of a different sort -

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