23. Jun, 2020

Emily Tull's Lippy Challenge

Whatever exercises we do informs our work going forward. Emily Tull who does the most amazing hand embroideries of disembodied facial parts and fauna has encouraged me to look closely at lips and how the shape and contours change with different expressions. My ever patient husband had to be my model for this and he is such a good model to work with as the colours and lines in the changing expressions are clearly defined. whether I can stitch that by hand remains to be seen. I did have a go at sketching them but they don't look so much like lips on the page - maybe because they are disembodied and the stitch direction may give better definition. we will see