|The eight canvases that need to be completed|
The largest difficulties have been my crippling fear of trying to stitch such incredibly detailed painted creatures, and the extreme difficulty of determining the very subtle shading differences in the piece. Below are a series of before/after pics on the parts of the needlepoint that I have completed so far.
|The current canvas I am working on, in full|
|The first fish I stitched, before and after. The oranges and yellows are metallic.|
|The lower left corner (before)|
|sand stitched as well|
|A very intimidating fish. Look at the detail!|
|base coat of stitches|
|The final (ish) version. I am still unhappy with the choppiness of the black along his back and how angry his eye turned out to be.|
So that is current status of my needlepoint. More updates as more fish are completed!