My Wild Life, Raccoon, Part 2

This has been a difficult week in getting this project underway.  I had major problems getting my line drawing enlarged to the size I need (16 x 20).  I wondered why the grizzly bear came out slightly smaller than it should have, and figured it out this time around.  I use PSE 14 for photo

Raccoon Line Drawing
Raccoon Line Drawing

editing.  I could easily scan the drawing into PSE and change the size, but when it printed out tiled, it came up a couple inches short!  Took me many frustrating hours to finally figure a way around this issue.  What I ended up doing was creating a PDF of my line drawing the size of the finished quilt.  I could print this out of Adobe Reader at the correct size.  Geez!!  Why would a photo editing software program NOT print out at the correct size?

 

Now for the good stuff!  The raccoon is just in the beginning stage of the underpainting.  It will take me a few more days to finish this part and transfer to a quilt sandwich so that I can do the thread painting.

Working on the underpainting.
Working on the underpainting.
Working on the underpainting.
Working on the underpainting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None of the fabrics pieces you see on this board are attached by any means other than they cling to the muslin underneath (which has a transfer of the line drawing on it).  So, you know what that means!!  Absolutely no sneezing is allowed in this room!!  🙂

 

2 Replies to “My Wild Life, Raccoon, Part 2”

    1. The underpainting is the fabric pieces that are collaged together. Once the big shapes are in place, I will thread paint for more detail and texture. No real paint involved at this point. 🙂

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