The idea behind this free -form sketch is to use the structure of canvas mesh itself as an integral part of a design — in other words, a grid stitched to a grid. Something Escher-like about that pleases me aesthetically.
Less pleasing is the subject.
The grim Florida Panther I sketched is colored in prison orange and shown behind a graph or mesh as an ecological cry for help.
I used Inkscape to vectorize the image, as well as color it.
Poor, disembodied, sad panther. He wants so badly to get out from behind that mesh.
Not too many of them left in Florida.
Here’s another version, without the grid, more as a poster. (Click on image to enlarge it.) The tawny and cream color scheme here is a little more realistic.
Might try it (with or sans grid) out as an experimental needlepoint design for my personal collection.
Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.