So I have taken the plunge and jumped right in to paint my first "people" quilt. The first part of the process was to find a photo of a woman and child interaction. I found a picture of me and my brand new nephew that was just what I was after. It tells a lovely story of the delight of my twin sister giving birth to such a lovely wee man and of the relief of her safety after a particularly difficult birth.
I put this photo onto adobe photoshop, cropped the photo and then reduced the colours to 8 and converted the picture to black and white. I have sketched for years so I found seeing the image in a less complex form far less intimidating.
This picture gave me a better indication of where the highlighted areas are and the shading was. I decided to base this work on a sketch I had done a while ago . I began by doing a colour drawing in my sketchbook. I tried to upload a photo of this but the computer would not let me do this. The joys of technology! I then transferred this on to cloth. I chose to paint in sepia and do the pendant and skirt in colour.
I left the hands till last as I think this is the trickiest part to do. I was quite happy with the finished result.
Now for the quilting..........