Blackwork Self Portrait by bewildered

Blackwork Self Portrait

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Added: Dec 29, 2002
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Self portrait for the Gallery of Souls. When I am not drawing, I spend a lot of my time doing embroidery, especially blackwork. This is an attempt to translate the style of blackwork embroidery - simple linework with repeated geometric fillings - into a pen and ink drawing. So this is a drawing of an unfinished embroidery of me embroidering! I kept the background to a simple circular window to keep the blackwork effect looking clean.

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I love the geometric patterns "blackwork" as you call them on your portrait. Your face fits so nicely in the picture. Beautiful.

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This is very beautiful. I can't do self portraits so I envy you. I love the simple background and like you said..it makes it look clean and perfect. Keep it up. *steals the pic. (jk)*

Art at its best.