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kathcummings
« on: February 02, 2009 11:38:36 AM »

Here are some pictures of a T-shirt I stenciled to give to my kid brother for Christmas. The image is taken (and revised somewhat) from a panel in the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore. He introduced me to the book and now we're both pretty well obsessed.
Here is the final image:

And a picture of the process. I cut the stencils from 4 or 5 copies of the enlarged image (made on my computer scanner) covered in contact paper. To paint the shirt, I used Jaquard Neopaque fabric paint and some cheapo firm-bristled brush. At the end I went in with a tiny brush to add the stars and facial details.

Here's bro wearing it on Christmas morning:

And finally, this is the image I worked from:

Thanks for looking! If you love Watchmen too, check out what I got for Christmas from my mom, new member AndiMo! I am the luckiest! There was a theme this year, I guess Smiley

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loulabear
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009 11:52:31 AM »

Woah.  I so want to be in your family around Christmas time!  This is really amazing, a great idea to cover the paper with contact paper.  Your brother looks so happy!
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009 12:14:34 PM »

this is absolutely fantastic. watchmen is one of my all-time favourite books, and i loved this scene in particular. i am mad jealous of your brother...
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009 12:25:38 PM »

Really amazing! in person it's even better, so much detail. We were blown away!  kathcummings is the best!
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009 01:38:33 PM »

HOLY WICKED.
I'm reading Watchmen right now!
It's amazing...
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009 02:40:00 PM »

Ah! Watchmen is just pure love, isn't it?!  Grin I gotta say, I am thrilled seeing another Watchmen fan crafting. I am working on some of the costumes right now (Just finished Ror's mask, coat,and pants, as well as the movie version of Silk Spectre).

Fantastic skirt! Only Watchmen fans would catch it. A good way to spot fellow comic-geeks!
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009 12:45:53 PM »

Oh, I am so jealous! I want this shirt!
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joandirk
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009 09:40:00 AM »

Amazing job! Why can I never get my layers that good?

I am very tempted to make something similar for a friend of mine who also loves Watchmen, the graphic novel.
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