Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

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Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by Wokka » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:05 pm

or "How to spend ~$15 and ~150 hours of your life"

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pattern size is 15"x9" ~29000 stitches, 30 floss colors. It took 2 months to complete.

After my stroke a few years ago I started doing cross-stitch as therapy to help regain my motor control and help my, now horrible, memory. I cannot draw but I wanted to do some sort of KS fan project, so I decided on this. I used PC-Stitch to convert the wallpaper images from the Shimmie into cross-stitch patterns, redrew parts and altered colors to make the design more apparent with the lower resolution. This took almost a week before I was satisfied (still not perfect).

It's not easy to see, but everyone's hair has at least 3 colors. This is my biggest disappointment...the colors looked separate enough when I bought the floss but once stitched they blend together too much and you cannot tell. The medium and dark greens of the skirts are also just a little too close together. Along a similar line, I made Hanako's hair just a little too bright purple. If I were to do this again I'd try to fix the colors. It looks pretty good hanging on the wall as-is though.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by kosherbacon » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:14 pm

Wow. That is all kinds of awesome. I wonder how many decades it would take to do a hug pillow.

But seriously, very impressive.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by Mirage_GSM » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:22 pm

This looks really great - especially if you take time to examine the details.
I did my last bit of stitching in grade school, but I still remember how long it took me to make something half the size and a lot less intricate.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:40 pm

Wow, yeah, that's great!

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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by Wokka » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:41 pm

Resized the pic on photobucket so it stopped cutting off half of Misha.

thanks for the kind words

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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by Juno » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:54 pm

Very very nice. Image

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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by Wren » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:56 pm

Now thats dedication :). Great work!
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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by a3d » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:00 pm

Amazing, simply amazing stuff.

Really it looks like a ton of work has gone into that, and it looks great.

'Grats, I really like that.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by Suriko » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:02 pm

Very nice work, well done.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by ContinualNaba » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:11 pm

Excellent stuff, although Emi's gaze is giving me nightmares.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by Bara » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:32 pm

Heh, 150 hours? Yeah, I bet you see more details than us casual viewers after putting that much time in doing it. :D

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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by Wokka » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:35 pm

Details, hell, on the raw image from the camera (3.6 meg) you can see individual stitches :) After photobucket shrunk it down to 200k it doesn't look anywhere near as nice. The version I uploaded to PB was 900k after I shrunk it a bit.

I'm going to try to get a better picture uploaded. At first I didn't think the PB one was that bad but the more I look at it, I don't like it. It's too blurry. I don't know anything about PB but there should be a way to get it to accept the original resolution. I'll post a link if I manage to get it working.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by ze spy » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:53 pm

Not to be rude, it's very good, but this is a prime example of why the Devs think we're all fucking crazy.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by Minister of Gloom » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:41 am

Holy feces, crazy or not, this is freaking awesome.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo cross-stitch

Post by whiteflags » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:57 am

Now to decide if we want cross-stitch wallpapers....
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