Okay.. here we go. This piece will take some time. I've started with the face of this lovely, somewhat tragic child I photographed in the open market in Quito Ecuador. The first photo shows some skin and hair quilted in.
I removed the thread on the right eye once and requilted. The tension was not quite right first shot. This is too important an area NOT to have things absolutely right.
It occured to me today that while painting with transparent inks is more like watercolors where you save lights/whites, the quilting process for a heavily quilted piece like this is more like oil painting wherein you work first on whats furthest back in the image.. ala the skin before the hair comes over it, etc.