Title: Pokemon Cave Date Completed: June 2013 Design: Lord Libidan Canvas: Plastic Colours: 11 Video Game: Pokemon
This has been in the planning for more than a year before I started, and took almost 6 months to complete. The reason it took so long is simply the challenge of having such a piece come out at you on plastic caves, on a 45 degree angle (plastic canvas means you can only use 90 or 0/180 degrees). However, after giving up on the project a total of three times, I finally worked out a way to do it. Its based upon a series of works by the painter John Wilson after I saw a few of his pieces in a local art store. The effect should be that the cave looks to go inwards, and when you move your head (or the camera), the cave goes with it, forcing perspective, whilst all the time, it comes out at you.
Title: LCARS Date Completed: August 2012 Design: Lord Libidan Count: 14 Canvas: Black Colours: 7 Show: Star Trek
I’ve had to keep quiet about this for way too long. This is one of 9 patterns I’ve designed for a new officially licensed Star Trek cross stitch book timed for the release of the new film! You can pick up a copy from here for $13!
Title: Star Trek Insignia Date Completed: November 2012 Design: Lord Libidan Count: 14 Canvas: Black Colours: 11 Show: Star Trek
This is another one I had to keep quiet about. One of these is in the upcoming Star Trek book! These were designed to go together but were thrown out last minute as they aren’t actually meant to go together. I loved the composition, even if it should technically go together, so stitched it anyway!
The last two Star Trek inspired stitches were from my contributions to the Star Trek Cross Stitch book as part of the merchandice from the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness film! Not only that but I’ve got loads of patterns in it too! Grab yourself a copy here for $13!
Live Long and Cross-Stitch!
Ever wondered what Spock would look like on a baby’s onesie? Well, now you can see, in this fun collection of thirty cross-stitch projects made with love by Star Trek fans. If you’re looking for ideas for putting your favorite character on a tote bag or pillow—or perhaps hanging a lovely framed “Qo’noS Sweet Qo’noS” in the entryway to let everyone know that a Klingon-speaker lives here—then look no farther. Whether you’re a lifelong Trekkie or just a Starfleet cadet, you can show your Star Trek pride by decorating your home, your clothes, and your children with cross-stitched Star Trek quotes and iconic images.
Title: Building Our Future Retro Futuristic Poster Date Completed: February 2013 Design: Lord Libidan The first in a new folly into digital art, this retro futuristic poster was originally just a weekend project, however as time progressed it became a long term project. Its a satirical take on the retro futurism of the 20th century with its various influences and themes. The city scape and high rises are to show the grander of the period and hopes for becoming something great with theories that the space ship and blimp would still be in use in the future. Additionally the atom is to represent the drive for a science ‘miracle’ and the untapped world atomic energy could bring, but also a joke on an aspect often found in retro futuristic posters, that despite it not relating to the poster in anyway.
Title: Neptune The Ocean City Retro Futuristic Poster Date Completed: April 2013 Design: Lord Libidan This is the second in my satirical take on retro futurism using similar themes from the first, however focusing on a more oceanic setting which relates to the modern crowd and games such as Bioshock.
Title: Fallout 3 VATS Embroidery Date Completed: March 2013 Design: Lord Libyan Canvas: Photo Print Colours: 2 Video Game: Fallout 3
When I gave embroidery a try last year, it was a bit too simple for my liking. However, I got inspiration to try again after seeing a piece in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. This is based upon the iconic VATS system in Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
Title: 3D Pokemon Character Date Completed: March 2013 Design: Lord Libyan Canvas: Card Colours: 3 Video Game: Pokemon
This was actually a test I’ve had planned for just over a year. The sprite has been split into multiple levels and stitched on plastic canvas on top of each other, making the sprite look like its coming out of the page, and that the perspective it correct. Whilst it does work, I think scaling up of this idea would not. The sprite was a combination of Pokemon Red/Blue and Gold/Silver main characters.
After being in the Cross Stitcher last year, when they looked into the idea of doing a bookazine, they asked me to be one of the ‘to watch’ artists! Take that! You can pick up a copy for yourself here!