This is my very first fabric portrait. I used a picture of my son on which he was 13 years old. I didn't want to work too small so I just did part of the photo. I cropped it and photoshopped it with the poster effect to get good contour lines and shadows. I changed it into grey tones. I matched my fabrics with the different grey tones. I used the lightest as the base and then fused the other bits, then satin stitched them. I did a little bit of thread painting.