Friday, January 06, 2023

It is Friday - Face Off Day

The face for today is a bit outside my ordinary style of faces.  This one is more of a cartoon style image created in free motion embroidery with just a bit of added color.  Of course I started on a subtle piece of fabric that I had hand dyed.   Here is the finished product. 
As you can see, I added colored fabric for his hair (batik fabrics) and for his eyes (hand dyed fabrics.) 
I used a variegated thread for adding color to both his hair and facial hair. 
I think that added some subtle but interesting color movement. 

Below you can see the beginnings where I started with only black thread. 
I did the outline and quilted the beard  and eyebrows all in black.
Once I added the batiks for the hair, it was quickly obvious that I needed to add some color to both sew down the batik and to make the beard match the hair. 
My hope is that I succeeded in that effort. 

I am linking up with  DVArtist for the Friday FaceOff.
  Clicking the link will take you to her blog.  It is great fun
 to see how various people interpret the challenge.

 I am currently preparing for an exhibition locally.  In that,  I will be exhibiting many of my quilts along with some of my paintings. Most of the quilted faces I have created will be included in the exhibit.  
However, due to the time involved with this effort, I may not have new faces for the next few weeks. But I hope to share some older faces in the face off 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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My name is Erika. said...

That stitched beard is a great idea Gene. I like how you chose the variegated thread. The whole face came out great! Happy weekend.

DVArtist said...

This is just fabulous and so much work. Fun work though. FFO is up I had the wrong day on the link up. Thanks for joining in.

Jeanna said...

He may be cartoon-like but he is quite dapper! Neat hair style and trimmed beard, handsome. Good luck with the exhibition (not that you need it)!

Iris Flavia said...

This is another great one.
Oh, I hope you share pics of your exhibition!!!!
I wish you fun and success!

sirkkis said...

Your today's face is really amazing, Gene, I love it!
Happy new year and weekend xx

Christine said...

Good work! All the best with your exhibition!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Another wonderful face! I like how you used the variegated thread to highlight his hair and match his beard - very creative! Have fun with your exhibit - I'm sure it will be a success - ;))

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I really like it! You have done well! The variegated thread definitely moves it up a level.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice face. Enjoy your exhibition.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

This is fabulous and I already have two caricatures of my FH and myself that would make a perfect Christmas present for next year. I know you are oh so busy, but if I email them to you now you will have all year to put something together. Just say the word ... and good luck with your show. I know everyone will love your work, you are so talented. Happy New Year, Gene ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Carola Bartz said...

I'm always fascinated by your quilted faces. I can't even draw a proper face, much less stitch one.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I dye most of my fabric, too. I use natural dyes. I love how you used your dyed fabric and how you chose variegated thread to create the face and beard. Good luck with your show. It sounds like you have a great plan.

baili said...

A fascinating face!