I always find this interesting. The one in the previous post is sort of my sketch, but it isn't until I go look at thread that I make my final decision on layout. Steve and I have talked about that I need to work sooner on the computer to make those decisions..but maybe there actually needs to be more to the process than that. Maybe what I need to look at is sketching the rough ideas, playing in the computer with the images and then make a rough version that is sewn THEN go back to the computer to see what changes I could make with color..or if areas had fabric under them..then go to the sewing machine again for the final piece.
I do however like to make final corrections in Photoshop where I just missed or the thread messed up. What I like about this piece is that the crown really does look more like a tree..which makes me think the face needs more definition and how fun would it be to make the face look more like roots so you didn't know if you were looking at a face with glowing eyes or the ground..