Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Secret Origin of the Beanworld Dress Revealed!!


There is very little I can add to Pam's extraordinary account <----to be found on her blog -- except to say--I had a hell of a lot of fun doing it. I've been drawing with marker on T-shirt material (on and off) since I was 10 years old.
(One of these days I shall give a full account of why that is. It's a darn good tale in and of itself.)
I haven't done it in years and when Kid Nexus approached me with this request--I was glad to do it. And Pam was correct...I didn't approach it as a sketch but wanted to make the entire composition flow together as best I could. I didn't allow myself the ability to "think" too much--I just wanted to "feel" my way around the fabric and the curves of the dress itself.
My thanks to Pam for being so clever and asking and being so generous to the Fund.
Suzy Thomas, my assistant at work just said that Pam's arguments regarding female comic book apparel really make sense--there needs to be other "stuff" available other than just oversize T-shirts for the female half of the population. Particularly now that the ratio of males to females at conventions is changing yearly and trending more towards the general population.

3 comments:

Mark (aka Half) said...

Wow, that's great! That must have been so much fun to make, especially knowing how much she'll enjoy wearing it. Hoo-hoo-HA!

carol said...

This is awesome. I cried myself, reading her wonderful story about it. Especially when she got to the part about it "needing more blue." You are so cool. Do you know that? And this is like the best blog ever. I could lose myself here for hours, and I'm looking forward to hearing about why you've been drawing with marker on T-shirts for years. Next year, I suppose, you will be inundated with T-shirts to decorate.

carol said...

This is awesome. I cried myself, reading her wonderful story about it. Especially when she got to the part about it "needing more blue." You are so cool. Do you know that? And this is like the best blog ever. I could lose myself here for hours, and I'm looking forward to hearing about why you've been drawing with marker on T-shirts for years. Next year, I suppose, you will be inundated with T-shirts to decorate.