Friday, 6 March 2015

Celtic Wolf - WIP post 19

After a few days off doing the March ornaments I was finally able to get back to Wolf yesterday! So happy I could as he's been nagging me a for a bit to get his eye completed and some colour on his face. I shall start by showing you a close up of his eye, something Carla asked for so you can see what I was up to with that.
What you see here is the pupil I did on day 18 with the bit of Kreinik blending filament 085 around the edge, then a round of DMC E334 & E825 blended together and finally the rest was filled in with just E334. The white of the eye was done with Kreinik 001J which gives a much whiter colour than the planned DMC metallic white gold. You can already see a bit of the greens I used for the muzzle of the wolf in the image above but the image below will show it all.
As you can see I added some pattern here too - interlocking square loops, another design I found used in illuminated manuscript backgrounds. I used DMC 164 and 910 for this. I also did a bit of stitching in the neck area, I used Kreinik holographic copper thread (Coptic copper I think it's called) 012L between the DMC E301 I had already done but sadly they are too close in colour despite the sparkle of the Kreinik so I will have to re-think that bit. In total I stitched 529 stitches yesterday.

Fortunately I am still on track to finish on time as I'd calculated a week off for the ornaments and they took only 4 days.

Stitches done: 529
Total stitches: 8050
Total backstitches: 42.76 inches

See you tomorrow!



6 comments:

  1. His gaze is so chilling. I love the pattern on his muzzle.

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    1. Yes it is, it was hard to choose an eye colour - I even considered red at one point but that would have made him creepy, which I didn't want

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  2. Thank you for the eye shot!! He's really turning out quite beautifully <3

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    1. You are welcome :) His eye really deserved a close up :) Thanks! :)

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  3. That's amazing, the eye turned out great - such a piercing look!

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