Introducing Solufleece

For Years I did not use embroidery fleece or stich&tear, I either painted my designs directly onto the fabric or improvised using chinese paper. But ever since I discovered Solufleece, I have not done a single embroidery wihtout. I was always afraid to damage my embroidery while removing the backing, but Soluvlies will dissolve on contact with water… no tearing at all.

Soluvlies WIP

Working with Solufleece is very satisfying. the pattern of the material helps with making everything look even, and you can paint on in with a thin marker, even tracing design from paper.

Then comes the best part: removing the Solufleece.

Solufleece is ugly, so after dissolving it and seeing the finished work for the first time, I have this WOW effect every time. I still have to remove the thread that held the fleece in place by hand, and Ill have to remove a few small bits that still stick to the fabric, using warm water. But its such a huge improvement to any workflow I used before.

Soluvlies DONE

Those to live for, Part 1

Those to live for

I wrote this story last autum, it may be the longest thing I have ever written. Its a strange feeling, reading it again months later and NOT wanting to toss it away.

Parvena Demir has been a Soldier all her live when war reaches her home.

One by one, nations have fallen to the empire’s greed for land and power. Only the tactical genius of Yeul Sarvirakan has a chance of stopping them now, but that is all the klans need to resist.

But Yeul is cracking beneath the surface, and few can see the truth.

Caras Neldorath

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Elven City, Gouache an paper. I’m still fuguring out Gouache as a medium, and I am still not used to those large formats.

No Shepard without Vakarian

 

 

With Mass Effect Andromeda coming out this month, I think back to the triology ands its charakters. I’m going to miss Shepard and her crew.

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows

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Masquerada: Songs and Shadows released two weeks ago, and it’s an amazing storytelling experience! The game is not flawless, but I enjoyed it from the first to the last moment, especially the detailed world building and the diverse cast with their convincing voice-acting. And it inspired me to paint. It also makes me want to cosplay, which puts one more costume on my want-to-make list.

The painting is in gouache on Chinese paper, which is quite different from my usual watercolour workflow.

Willow-toad

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I am in a painting mood, experimenting with new techniques. Aiming for a style similiar to John Bauer’s works, this was the first time I did the watercolour part first and added the lineart afterwards.