This is the woodblock “8pm” by Kunichika, created in Japan in about 1890, and it is an accurate picture of my life at the moment.
Hello everybody! So, I do not quite have a PhD yet, but I worked some embroidery over Christmas break regardless. Therefore, I will be posting again! Hurray! I am working on one for tomorrow, plus a few more. I missed y’all!
Anyway, when I have time to work on my own designs I want to look to the ukiyo-e (floating world) woodblock prints for inspiration. They are really wonderful – so complex and colorful but stylized so they don’t rely on detailed shading. I know you can do amazing shading effects with long-and-short stitch, but it does take a while. And all the faces are so expressive yet use only a few lines. I love it!