So this is my response to last Thursday's homework. I sat down and drew lots of crafting people and hands based on the photos I'd taken on Monday night at the stitch'n'bitch group, and was playing around with the hands and have come up with what you see above. I was trying to give it the feeling of a lot of activity - because, honestly, that IS what it looked like - a flurry of active hands making things! If you look carefully there is a cutter, two knitters, and three crocheters ... (click on the picture to enlarge to a better view). I quite like how the original sketches came out as well but I haven't managed to take decent scans of them - they are quite light, having been done with a 3H pencil on some off-white paper. Sunshine says there is a possibility that he can take photographs, although that has to wait till daylight ... so I'll try and upload some photos tomorrow of the original drawings.
My intention had also been to make a kind of poster-thing to advertise the group; using fabric and sewing as part of the drawing - didn't have time to do that, but I think that is definitely something I'm going to have go at over Easter. Anyone out there can give me tips on freehand sewing machine drawing?
EDIT: I think I wasn't very clear with my question (thank you for your drawing of a sewing machine though Shirley!). I have my own sewing machine (well, I have Sunshine's one). I would like to learn how to 'draw' using a sewing machine - freehand stitching I think its called? Like these three illustrators do. The mobile I received as part of the swap had some too - maybe I should ask its maker for some tips...
Hallway Part 18
4 years ago