Saturday, March 16, 2013

This is the Process

This blog is to give you an idea of how I work these days.  I draw from a live model and I scan the drawings.  I love drawing from live models (specially when they are handsome: however at the end of the drawing session I always find them attractive).  Then I transfer the drawings onto fabric.  Later I bring my torch and burn some parts of the fabric, an alchemic process I enjoy enormously.  After I do the embroidery on the torched surface.  The fabric becomes brittle specially in the darker areas and the process takes patience. Finally I embed the image with wax and I add it to the surface where it will live.

Here you see my books, embroidery, torching supplies, and the image embedded in wax.  The next blog will show the final product, hopefully.