What I do with my doodles…

I never really talk to you about my “real” creative life… As you know we are lockdoned again in France, so I create create create a lot without any sense of culpability… I will show you more of my numerous creative projects, I have a lot in progress because I love making a lot of things at the same times, letting some to mature, some to wait the good material…

AND I discover Craftsy/Blueprint during the first lockdown, I take all the courses I could … AND discover Natalie “Alabama” Chanin, and her technic. You may know that I was a fashion designer, but I need now to think in term of sustainability. So to discover her was a chock for me and an evidence. I will talk about that in another post.

So, I was on the phone the other day, listening (more or less patiently) to my mother, and I was doodling on a black square of paper — you know, the ones the size of a sticky note, sold with flashy roller pens… — I never use them, so I found them back 2 days before and wonder what to do with that… so I have a pile in front of me, waiting for the intellignece lightning, and I begin to doodle…

The day after, I throw by chance my eyes on that little black square of paper and I found it quite funny. What can I do with that ? A T-shirt motif ? Yes !! … “ni une ni deux” (that means “right now”), let’s go.

I go to my favourite sport materials (Decathlon, no to name it…), where I bought a light heather grey shirt, with enough polyester (at least 30%) for the sublimation technic. I have an Epson printer dedicated to sublimation, as I do personnalized mugs as Christmas gifts since 2 years (cheaper — after printer and press are balanced by the amount of pieces made — than in store, personnalized and always a success). I will show you some in another post.

I photography it, import it in CorelDraw, my favourite drawing program, set it in the real size and begin to draw directly at real size, on my (oldy-but-lovely) Wacom Cintiq.

It was a really ZEN moment…
The motif is bigger than my A4 printer so I print it on 4 A4, and stick them, using my new flat light box and special heat tape. That’s done…

Et voilà !

I do the mistake to tape some in front of the paper…

I set my new press on 200°C and 60 seconds, set the (reverse) motif on the shirt et c’est parti ! I work on the floor, not enough place to have my studio in this house — all my drawing and painting material is moisturing in the garage… :((

It is me, with my new (-16 kg) body…

Do you see the little yellow rectangle spots ? They are made by the so-called-heat-tape… wich support heat but discharge its color on fabric (hope they will go after a wash…).

So what do you think of this little project ?