Alan Rickman graph-ghan
Here's the picture I used.
It's a photo of a print someone was selling on e-bay last year.
They said in their auction that it was a self-portrait Alan did for a charity.(Before he was an actor, Alan was a graphic artist, so I know he can draw.)
I have no idea which charity but he's always doing these nice things for charities so it sounds right.
ANYWAY, even if he didn't draw it, it's a fabulous image of him and I immediately thought of this when I decided to do an afghan of him.
Here's the almost-finished blanket...
I say almost finished because I still need to block it to try and prevent the curling that this type of crocheting creates.
In this shot I wanted the "autograph" to show up. This part was tough to do so I did it exactly as 2 squares by 1 square). Then, at about his shoulder/neck area, I went to 2 squares by 2 squares for the rest. This allowed me to keep the autograph tight and try to make it readable. (Although, as many Alan Rickman fans know, his autograph usually resembles "Aran Pinkman" anyway. LOL!!!!
I think I will block it with black all the way around so it looks kinda like a picture frame. There are still a lot of loose ends to weave in at the back too.
Also I wanted to tell you all about my Snape ghan.
I had made the graph at this graph-generator site...
They had a "call out" to people who used their graph generator for projrcts and asked if we could send in photos of our artwork. So I sent the photo of Snape.
I heard back that they would include my afghan and that they were also interested in exhibiting it at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery in Canton, New York from March - April. So I sent it to them. I really can't wait to hear back on what people think of it. I hope they let me know. (Even if it's not so nice).
I am so glad I heard about this site from the people at Crochetville. They have even improved the quality and options of the graphs you make so the Alan one I did is done from the newer version.