You may have seen a little while ago that I made a little running Sonic the Hedgehog. I had been really fascinated by the different poses and expressions created for just one blue hedgehog when I checked out all the different sprites created for him. So I decided that it would be really cool to do a series of Sonic in Motion to really get to grips with his different poses but also to make a piece that really caught the eye and told a story. I was also desperate to stitch him tapping his foot impatiently!
The ‘spinning’ Sonic was the most difficult to capture because of getting an effective contour to the shape while giving it the illusion of being spherical and in motion. I therefore added the dust. Some sprites doing this movement show the ball leaning slightly but this would have made this section too wide for the mount. In retrospect, it would have been better to research the frame and mount before deciding on the piece itself as this really limited my choices when it came to presenting the work. Definitely one that I can chalk up to learning as I go!
I didn’t take many progress pictures with this make but I think the outcome is really good. I also found that spray mount is the best thing since sliced bread when it comes to framing sewn work. It means I can re-position before things get permanent and there isn’t a chance of things slipping and sliding about when framing. One for the tool kit without a doubt. This piece will now go in to my stock collection for people to purchase if they wish. Enjoyed this one!