This glow-in-the-dark Iron Man cross stitch is the brainchild of stitchFight, a Flickr user and supreme pop culture cross pointer. Artist, stitchFight creates creative cross stitch art for pop culture.
Cross stitch is a type of count thread embroidery. To make a long story short, this is a very laborious task with the artist needing great attention to detail. Although I have never sewn a single day in my life, I can appreciate the amount of work that this kind of work requires. Compared to digital art forms, cross stitch seems to resemble pixel art more than any other digital art form. In each cross stitch, the artist must work on the details while keeping the whole in mind, regardless of the distance of the whole.
Say hi to the real life pixel artist! Both the Cross Stinger and the Pixel Artist have to devote hours and hours to their work for relatively little payoff. Looking at some of Flickr’s work-in-progress images, cross stitching shouldn’t be taken lightly. If my calculations have not escaped me, stitchFight estimates that its latest Kick Ass design will take 3 months if it sews 100 stitches per day.
stitchFight does its best to prove that just because cross stitch is historically reserved for the elderly, people whose youth predates the Atari console, there is no reason that cross stitch should not be cool. stitchFight Works covers a range of pop culture icons, with designs inspired by Tank Girl, Watchmen, Kick Ass, a Clockwork Orange, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Hellboy, Rage against the Machine, Mystique and of course Iron Man .
The piece that really caught my eye has to be the Iron Man cross stitch. stitchFight uses a glow in the dark thread to make this Iron Man Cross Stitch piece really stand out from the crowd. In the dark, only see Iron Man’s iconic eyes and the silhouette of his helmet. During the day, experience a gloriously detailed, shadowed, glorious color version of the Iron Man Helmet. StitchFight’s inventive use of glow in the dark and skillful helmet stitching make this stitching a welcome addition to any Iron Man collection.
If you like your memories of superheroes a little more traditional, why not try this limited edition Iron Man collectible bust.
Via: Flickr and Neatorama