Porcupine Tree is an English progressive rock band, although they don’t like to be categorized as such. They’ve been around since the late 80’s, but I only started listening to them about a year and a half ago. As soon as I heard one disc, I was soon buying all the others including rare out-of-print discs that you can only get on auction. Their music is beautifully complex, and Steven Wilson‘s voice is captivating. The entire band is quite talented, as well. Drummer Gavin Harrison is probably my favorite band member; he is phenomenal. If you get the chance to see this band live, you’d be amazed at Gavin‘s technique. I took Jimmy to see Porcupine Tree in October when they played at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston. Jimmy wasn’t as familiar with their music as I was, and he was still blown away by their performance. Currently, I’m making plans to visit London in the spring, and I hope to catch one of Porcupine Tree’s shows on their UK tour=:)
As I was listening to Porcupine Tree, I thought about something that one of my readers mentioned. She had said that she couldn’t visually differentiate Tawny’s right leg from the rest of her. Truthfully, I agreed. So, I added some dark brown beaded fringe all the way around her legs. Can you see the difference? Does Tawny look better now?
Next, I worked on Julie‘s face. I decided to use all embroidery floss for her skin. This color probably looks like a white, but it’s actually a very light peach color. I have several other colors to use for skin tone, so I’m also going to try to add some darker color to shade in the blush on her cheeks and other areas. Hopefully, I’ll have enough patience to do that… While working on this face for an hour or so, I managed to break the needle that I was using. (No, not my trusty bent beading needle -LOL!). And, I also stabbed my thumb, which drew blood.
You can listen to more Porcupine Tree songs HERE. Enjoy=:)