This is what the finished project is supposed to look like. Notice the subtle shading the artist uses to develop detail and give the painting depth.
Whomever turned the painting into a cross stitch graph did a wonderful job of keeping the subtle shading in the piece as evidenced by the fact I stitched the mermaid’s fanny and didn’t realize it until after I took a picture of what I’ve done so far.
After this little section of 4 different colors, I have 1 1/2 blocks left to stitch before the first column is complete.
While I’m glad I don’t have to do any backstitching to provide details, it’s a bit hard to tell where I’m at when I’m trying to compare the two during stitching. Still, it’s turning out wonderfully so I’m continuing on. 🙂
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!