|Donut Man sample, 3.5" x 3.5"|
|Donut Man Coptic Style, 3.5" x 5"|
But finally I'm on to the original goal, a portrait that should be about 2 feet wide and not quite as high. I chose Donut Man as a working title, but now I've grown quite fond of it.
|value sketch, Donut Man|
I warped up the Hagen loom and organized yarns I have dyed over the summer. Thanks to a friend I trust saying, 'why don't you try some of that weird distorted weaving' I have launched off on yet another wedge weave journey. This means there will be surprises.
|some parts wedged, some traditional shape building|
As always in my reports, Porkchop remains unimpressed and in the background.
|beginning to lay in the skin tones in the arms|
I'm keeping a careful eye on the values, working very slowly (why not?, nothing is fast in tapestry...) and the combination of the two methods seems intriguing.
I'll keep you posted.