All my thread and fabric works are developed from my life drawings. Some are directly translated into thread, others come from a series of drawn studies. It depends on my intention for the finished piece and also the inspiration for the work. I always try to capture the essence of the original drawing in the final thread and fabric piece.
I thought I'd share some of my original drawings...
This is pencil on paper. It is a study for a large piece in thread & fabric that I am working on at the moment.
This was the original drawing for "Mistress of the Garden". It's mixed media on brown paper.
This is pencil on paper. Drawn as part of my many studies for the "kimono" series this one became "Reflection"