Monday, December 8, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 8: The Rest of the Cast of Guardians of the Galaxy

Hello! Today, I dealt better with doing a ton of homework, so my brain is not very fried! However, I don't really have too many strong feelings about my post tonight. I'm finishing off the Guardians of the Galaxy sprite pattern set that I started yesterday! Tonight's characters are Drax, Gamora, and Peter Quill, because they were the main characters that I did not post yesterday.

As far as these patterns go, Drax is the one that I have the least to say about. I mean, I think that pattern turned out well, but it was pretty stress free. I had difficulty with both Peter and Gamora's patterns, but for completely different reasons. With the Peter Quill pattern, I kept trying to make the long red coat, but, a couple of years ago, I'd done an Oscar nomination pattern for Philip Seymour Hoffman's role in The Master where he was wearing a red housecoat. I had a lot of trouble making the two patterns look different, which I realize is not a standard cross stitch pattern making problem, but I still spent a bit over an hour fiddling with all of the pixels, trying to differentiate my pattern of Chris Pratt from my pattern of Philip Seymour Hoffman. I am pretty sure that it worked (here is a link to the other chart), but if nothing else, I gave it my best shot and think that it is at least recognizable.

With Gamora, my problem was not that I was making Zoe Saldana look like an actor in a Paul Thomas Anderson movie, but that if someone is in a movie with the end of their hair dyed bright pink, I need to do that hairstyle justice. Because of that, Gamora has the most colors of any pattern in this set. I also spent quite a bit of time trying to decide what color of green was best for her skin, which I'd never dealt with before, but that wasn't so bad.

Anyway, here are today's patterns! I hope that you guys like them!

I am not totally sure what I am going to post tomorrow, but I'll come up with something! Until then, have a nice day!

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