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Elven Maid by RaNuit Elven Maid by RaNuit
Elven Maid was a fun piece to chart, the colors are great and the details were terrific.
The original art used for this pattern was by :iconbeccacox:
It was done with permit.
There is currently a contract between myself and Becca allowing me to use her artwork for patterns
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm, this is interesting. How do you convert the artwork to pattern? Is it a straight pixel to stitch relationship or do you redraw in the pattern program?

I'm just interested because I do both - pattern transfers and drawing - and I'd liek to know how other's do it.
RaNuit Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have been designing patterns from artwork since 2003, the best program I have come across is XSP2003. The original art is scanned into it but then ( unlike a lot of designers out there ) I will sit there and rework the whole pattern so that everything matches pretty much to the original. I clean up colors, shapes and edging, decide on beads, special floss and fabrics. After I get that done ( which can take anywhere up to 6 months ) I hand stitch the pattern on the fabric with the flosses I chose. At that point it either gets my nod for publication or I start making changes and figuring out how to make it better.... can take a while but when you sell to the international market, you need to keep it high standard or the customers just don't come back
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm the same. I always clean it up at the very least. And often I'll change the thread colours when I go to buy them because they aren't quite right. I don't sell my patterns. But I'd hate to stitch something that wasn't at least clean - it makes it too hard to follow the chart at the very least.

Who do you sell your patterns to?
RaNuit Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
At the moment I am on hiatus from the stitching scene because I was in the middle of releasing a book and trying to get my site redone and finish some paintings that are still not done. But when I am in the stitching market again my customers are anywhere from Canada to Alaska and New Zealand. They are both wholesale and retail(retail from my website and mostly in the US and UK), the main sales are wholesale to shops around the world that buy one or two at a time and retail them as patterns only.
saintslove Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional Writer
I love this, too. Are you selling the charts?
RaNuit Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes I am... the piece is based of the art of :iconbeccacox:
The chart is available at [link]
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September 9, 2007
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FinePix A350
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Oct 11, 2005, 8:15:39 PM