ok. so i actually own a camera, a real and functional wonderful digital SLR, but out of convenience i am always, always taking pictures with my stupid crap cell phone so these pictures are god awful and fuzzy and low-res and i apologize profusely.
this is actually a recon of two sweatshirts. the white one is a regular old craft-store crewneck sweatshirt that cost me $0.50 on clearance. i cut it up the middle and hand sewed (terrible and childish hand sewing skills ahead, trust me) a white sport zipper into it.
i then was given a red american eagle sweatshirt from about 10 years ago, which i cut the hood off of and sewed onto the crew neck, and voila, instant hacked together hoodie.
there exist no pictures of this process because im an idiot.
anywho, thats why this is a recon, and now, we can move onto the real idiocy:
i am obsessed with jimmy eat world and the following is an extremely bad interpretation of a little logo that was included in the album artwork of their last record. the paints are all textile paint, with some inclusion of sharpie as it is truly hard to paint on a sweatshirt without the proper equipment (ie i should have had something to hold it down and pull it taut...)
behold the crap sewing! charmingly stupid looking!
the back of the sweatshirt
blurry, god, im so sorry, its so unwise to present your work in such a manner, i know.
with detail of the star i painted on the cuff, and also my white white thigh...
close up- not the greatest painting technique of all time, admittedly
the best part about the whole thing is that the color has the definite appearance of a watercolor wash. i achieved this on accident, really, i just had far too much water on my paintbrush initially... but i quite like it in retrospect.
iron on stars... i used them in attempts to cover up the ratty looking logo on the hood...
this is what it looks like on, whilst standing in the bathroom, in the middle of the night, in the dead of summer, sweating sweating sweating. i tried really hard to take the best picture i could but i was superly uncomfortable.
OH MY GOD THE SWEATING
and lastly, text detail.
well, so it isnt the most professional looking thing, i know.
my question is: do i cover the whole darn thing in more paint? do a watercolor-type wash over the whole sweatshirt? i think it is lacking in the extreme still, and any comments or suggestions are much appreciated.
thanks for looking