So, I’ve started designing my first piece of Spinster gear! I decided to do a message t-shirt because they are really “in” and I like the idea of making a statement. In selecting the t-shirt, I chose a feminine fit because I think it will look good with skinny jeans and a cute blazer, or with a swing sweater and some booties. It would also look great with a pencil skirt and sneakers for the farmers market or worn casually with yoga pants. It might start some cool conversations at the gym!
I thought a lot about the image. I wanted something fun but also with meaning. I love the way women have come together over the last couple of years and thought that would be a good theme. I have a picture from my book that really depicts this unity. It shows women of all ages, sizes and of diverse ethnicities posing for a selfie. There is humor in one of the characters being cut out of the picture. I like that.
Now I have some choices…
This is the original picture with a few embellishments. When I drew it, my skills were a little limited and I needed to use lines to show darker skin color. I like the basic black and white with the red heart flourishes. It would probably look great on a white or heather grey t-shirt. I’m not sure I like the shape though…
Here’s the same picture reimagined. I widened the shape because I think it will look more flattering on a t-shirt than the boxy shape. I also used color, a lot of color. There is so much color that I applied an amber wash muting some of the brightness.
So dear reader, what do you think? Which do you like best? I’ve been second guessing myself to death for the last week!