Moscow-based artist Lisa Smirnova, who has created hand-embroiders colorful works that appear like delicate colored pencil drawings, appropriate since she couples the craft with a dedicated drawing practice. She stitches beautifully rich illustrations of people, capturing the subtle details of eyes, hair, and shadows, thread by thread.
Using thread, cotton, and wool her works can take months to complete. Smirnova brings an almost painterly quality to her embroideries that are each infused with bright splashes of color and occasional patchworks of materials.
Here are some of the amazing Embroidered Clothes and Portraits by Lisa Smirnova & you can see her more illustrations on her Instagram page.