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Daredevil Cross-Stitch by saber4734 Daredevil Cross-Stitch by saber4734
This is a cross-stitch pattern I made on my computer using Microsoft Paint. I then stitched it by hand right off the computer. This picture is before it was framed.


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Pattern size: 195 x 205 stitches
Aida Used: 14 count
Number of threads used: 20 DMC


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starrley Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very cool.
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. Check out the rest of them. Just finished Green Lantern.
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tallycake Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009   Writer
wow :D
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol, thanks
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negativedreamer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
wow! this is amazing...
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Take a look at the others I have if you like this one so much. And thank you.
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so beautiful! I'm astonished that you stitched it straight from paint.
Have you thought of making another group of cross stitching this time using DC characters?
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. This one will always be special to me because it was the first large detailed pattern I ever made on Paint. It's not that hard to stitch off of Paint. Once you zoom into 800% and then use the show grid option you have a graph to go by. Granted making the pattern from a picture that has shaded colors in it isn't easy.

I had thought of doing a pattern of Batman but never got around to it. Pieces this size take so long to stitch I really have to have the ambition to stitch them. And to be honest I haven't had any ambition lately.
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just curious, why did you choose daredevil to be your first big cross stitch?

huh, I never thought to use paint that way, I still think i'll stick to pre-grided patterns though. ;)

Ah, I know the feeling of not having any ambition, well, if I ever end up getting around to making a batman cross stitch, I'll hit you up so you can either make one that's better than mine, or change your reason to "oh well, someone else already did it" :D
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My main reason for doing Daredevil was the movie. I have always been a big fan of the movie and one night while watching it on tv I had an inspiration. I stood up and asked myself, "Greg if you can take a tiger or a tiger paw and convert it into a pattern on paint then who's to say you can't do it with Daredevil?"

I went straight to it. Found a picture online that I liked. Made a pattern from it. Doctored it up a bit because it had way too much cable from the tool he carries just flying around nowhere. Choosing colors was not easy but I managed. And the end result is what you see here.
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
not gonna lie that's pretty sweet.
I've gotta ask, are you just a fan of the movies or do you also read the comic books?
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do read a comic book here and there. The closest comic book store is 30 minutes away so I don't drop by every day. I don't collect them though. I try and keep up with comics as best as I can through the internet.
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's a relief, I can't tell you how many times I've talked to someone about a comic book character, only to realize they were quoting things they had just heard from the movies. :)
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know my fair share about comic characters. and what I don't know I look up. Marvel's website is a good source.
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vigilantebt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
The detail in these pieces is just amazing! The Cap and Spidey one's are great, but this one is my fav! :)
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It was the first one I ever did with this much detail. Daredevil was what started my more graphic pieces. It will always be special to me.
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JodyS Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
I love everything about this work.

I love the fact you had only microsoft paint to work with and you produced such an amazing and detailed work from that! Most of us need fancy programs to do that kind of designing.

I also love the detail you got on the size of aida you had to work with!
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well DD was the first real graphic piece I did. Led to future pieces such as Spider-Man and Captain America.

And I don't use Microsoft Paint because it's all I have to work with. I use it because I like it. I could buy fancy programs but by using paint I know I came up with that pattern using my skills. Let's me take more pride in my work.
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JodyS Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
I sadly lack the skill to go from scratch. I use a program to give me the base and then move around the design changing and moulding to the way I want! Kudos x3 to you ^_^
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh i'm not saying it's easy but i'm not saying it's hard either. It just takes time and patience.
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thats awesome, great idea.
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank You!
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nikos-lima Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...and this. Man this is gorgeus.
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The first of my more graphic pieces. While my talents have gotten better, Daredevil will always be special to me. Big fan of the movie also.
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nikos-lima Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is the best of the 3.
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well thank you. I believe my work has gotten better with practice but it feels good to know the one that started it all can still come out on top.
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semaj007 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
great job bro! Used to dabble a bit in cross stitch too and seeing DD in x-stitch is juz awesome! fave!

Hey, about the process of using microsoft paint.. do you increase the pixel size? How do you keep track of the pixel numbering? im sure you dont do it manually.. LOL
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am glad you liked Daredevil. The first of my larger and more elaborate works. He will always be special. If you want to know how I do it using paint well that would be easier to explain if I could chat with you. Do you use yahoo messenger or AIM perhaps?

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semaj007 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Unluckily, i dont use either of em. sigh.. dont worry man. I havent picked up a needle in 5 years! dont think i remember the patterns but always good to have an idea on new stuff in case i pick it up again.

I used to do patterns freehand using graphing paper and colored pencil. It was difficult but very rewarding though.
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well let's see if I can sum it up. I take a picture that is normally large and shrink it. Or as Paint calls it "stretch/skew". I then overlook it to get a feel for whether I can make a good pattern. Hands might look good but the mouth or eyes might not look good. I adjust the shrinking if needed. I then make a copy of the smaller picture and by using the copy and the larger original I make a pattern. It takes a lot of zooming in and out to make sure the copy keeps the same look as the original. By using the "zoom" feature at 800% and then the "show grid" feature this shows the individual pixels. Once a pattern is made I choose what colors to use and stitch it right off the computer. Does that explain it to you?

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semaj007 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
It does actually. :) kinda like the same effect you get when you lower the resolution down to get the pixels to show. And i can see how small details like the mouth could easily get lost in that. You go through lots of trial and error i guess.

Didnt know about the grid function though.. DOH! :D
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes trial and error. A lot of saving many times. Sometimes saving doubles or copying pictures to look at different versions and choose which you think is better. But after doing Daredevil, Spider-Man, Captain America, and Wolverine(viewable in my journal) I now believe I can stitch anything.

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semaj007 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Yep... i guess with the extensive experience you got, im sure you can do anything! :) Have you thought of Ironman and using those metallic colored threads?
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
After seeing Ironman the movie which I loved I took it upon myself to make a pattern of him. I have patterns of Ironman in the works. Unfortunately none of them are ready to stitch. As for the metallic thread you speak of I will tell you what I tell everyone, I will never touch that metallic mess again.

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webhead89 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
wow this ones just as good as the cap stitch
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Daredevil was the piece of work that found my potential. One night while watching the movie I asked myself. "If you can take a tiger or a tiger paw and make a pattern out of it then who's to say you can't do it with Daredevil." After finding a picture, making a pattern from it, and then stitching for 3 months Daredevil was born. It will always be special to me.

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webhead89 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
wow....thats sure is some inspiriraton right there...keep at it
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