I'm always on the lookout for interesting illustrations that I can use for stitchery projects. One good source is Behance, a site for professional artists to showcase their work. Much of the artwork displayed is available for personal use with attribution under the Creative Commons Act, so the copyright issue doesn't affect me. I had one lone white pillowcase just waiting for the needle, so I picked a subset of some cute illustrations of ladies designed by Ana Varela. These were winners in a Stamp Design competition.
I mostly just used back stitch in whatever colors I grabbed out of the DMC boxes. I wasn't too concerned about getting a match. Did a little frogging when my choices didn't work out so well. I also did a touch of satin stitch and filler stitches where it seemed appropriate. I wanted to get this post in before the end of the month, so I haven't totally woven in some of the threads on the back and they show through in the close-ups. But that will be taken care of soon.
Love the coffee girl and her cat's eye glasses. Quite the trendy business attire, no?
I used a chain stitch to make the earphone cables stand out a bit more on this one. Her right hand came out really good, unlike the paws on some of the others.
This is girl at her desk, pretending to be engaged in an important business project, but really reading love letters.
The final one reminds me of a hippie. I love the look of contentment as she reads from a favorite book before bedtime.
With the exception of weaving in some ends, I'm done. Love that these pillowcases require no extra finishing! And this was a nice change from Prim projects.