Posts Tagged ‘thread painting

24
Apr
10

Like brothers

Thread painting by me of Alex Maleev art. Foggy is mad enough at Matt to choke him.

This is a panel from one of my favorite comic book scenes.  Foggy and Matt are downstairs in the basement gym, talking first about how Matt has suddenly been hunted down by the latest damsel in distress that he saved.  A gorgeous woman comes in to talk to Matt, and he realizes that she’s the same one he saved (while dressed as DD) from a speeding truck.  Thing is, she’s blind, too, and he can’t put her off from recognizing him as the same guy like he can with sighted people.  She asks him out on a date, very forward and confident person that she is.  This leaves Matt in a daze, (partly because she just smells so damn good)and Foggy takes him downstairs for a man-to-man talk, and in the course of that conversation, feels like he could just strangle Matt for being a fool.  Foggy makes the pretend gesture behind Matt’s back, and of course Matt catches him.  Just the look on these two makes me laugh everytime I see this panel.

Story by Brian Bendis, art by Alex Maleev. Thread painting by me, approximately 5 inches x 5 inches.  Part of my “Nelson & Murdock” panel.

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22
Apr
10

College daze

Thread painting of college-age Matt and Foggy

I’ve always liked this scene of John Romita, Jr’s art of Matt keeping Foggy from walking out into traffic.  From Frank Miller’s Man Without Fear.

Thread painting by me.  I took the liberty of changing the color of Matt’s hair somewhat as I always thought it was too blonde in that series, and changed Foggy’s hat and scarf from a really sickly looking pink to a more manly looking batch of colors that it looks like his mom might have knitted that stuff from.  Actually, it was a new variegated spool of thread I had, and wanted to try it out.  Matt’s hair is also done from a variegated thread.  It’s a trick to get it to sew out where you want it to make the shading come out right.

20
Apr
10

Sad day for Matt

Matt Murdock holds the tattered remains of his costume in the ruins of his brownstone. Thread painting by me.

From “Born Again” by Frank Miller, art by David Mazzucchelli.  Thread painting by me.  Matt Murdock holds the tattered remains of his costume in the ruins of his bombed out brownstone.

19
Apr
10

Rooftops and rain

Thread painting of Frank Miller's DD art, Matt in costume on ledge in rain.

Does it really rain that much in New York City?  Here, Matt sits out on a ledge, bemoaning the fact that he’s lost his hypersenses, while that ditzy Heather Glenn just wants him to come in and put on his tux so they can party.  From the Frank Miller art.

18
Apr
10

Wally Wood DD portrait

Thread painting of Wally Wood Daredevil art

This was one of the first Daredevil thread paintings I did.   The art is by Wally Wood, from the cover of DD #9.  Here is a scan of that cover.

22
Mar
10

Daredevil: Yellow

close up of my rendering of Tim Sale's art from Daredevil: Yellow as thread painting

Close up of the section from my Origin panel of my Daredevil art quilt series, art by Tim Sale from Daredevil: Yellow. Applique and thread painting on cotton fabric.

20
Mar
10

Murdock’s Law

Thread painting of Joe Quesada art from "Parts of a Hole" arc

Entire panel of thread painting "Murdock's Law"

Top: Closeup of “Murdock’s Law” thread painting by me, hand dyed fabric by my friend Cynthia Hibbard.  Original art by Joe Quesada, from Parts of a Hole, written by David Mack.  The braille reads “integrity” and “justice”.  Cynthia dyed all the fabric used on this piece, and when she sent me the tie-dyed circles and the mottled  piece from the same dye lot, I had no idea what I was going to do with either of them.  Then one day it hit me, and here’s the result.

Bottom: Full quilted panel.  Text on the left side from David Mack’s cover art on Daredevil Issue #24, vol. 2.  I hand beaded the fringe along the bottom, using vintage beads given to me by a friend, whose mother was my senior English teacher.  I wonder sometimes if I ever saw her wear them in class.




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