I have been working on some new designs for my Etsy store recently. I have looked back at some of fashion illustration work and have stared turning them into cross stitch patterns. Tweaking them here and there. I wanted to share the first one I have listed in my Etsy store I call her girl with the red lips.
This is the original drawing, I have just scanned it into the computer, if you look closely you can see the pencil drawing underneath. This is how I like to do my illustrative work. Work lightly first in pencil them make bold line with either a fine liner or pen and link. I do love a jet black outline.
I then converted the design into a cross stitch pattern. I have kept the pattern as simple as possible for beginner stitchers to follow. It uses only full count stitches and only two colours. What could be simpler. I love how I have picked out her lips in red.
I think she would look great stitched up and framed in a high fashion shop, boudoir or dressing room.