Lush Hand-Embroidered Portraits by Artist Lisa Smirnova

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Artist Lisa Smirnova hand-embroiders colorful works that appear like delicate colored pencil drawings, appropriate since she couples the craft with a dedicated drawing practice. Her works on cloth depict both the anonymous and famous, stitching renditions of Frida Kahlo and Charles Bukowski along with images of tattooed men, rabbits, and a lush floral arrangement punctuated with a human heart. Using thread, cotton, and wool her works can take months to complete, the piece below taking exactly three.

You can see more of the Russian artist’s detailed embroidery on her Facebook, Instagram, and Behance. (via Lustik)

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