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30 Days of Creativity: Day 4

Updated on June 4, 2012
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In honor of a new month and a new attitude, I have decided to join others in the 30 Days of Creativity project. The idea behind this is to get people to be creative and maybe relax a bit and enjoy themselves!

The keyword for Day 4 is trousers or pants. I chose to do a mixed media cartoon.

I had the caption before I even knew what the artwork was going to be. "When my husband is at work, I wear the pants" just kind of popped into my head when I saw the word 'trousers'. Seems like such an old word so I guess I automatically went back to the 40s and 50s.

To start off, I went to Google and just did an image search of 40s women. I knew I wanted a black and white drawing so I narrowed the search to line drawings. My lovely lady was about 11 pages in, but I knew when I saw her, she was the one!

I copied the picture and took it to paint. There I erased the bottom part of her dress, but I kept the shoes. Good shoes are hard to find! Then I printed out the picture.

I knew I wanted the pants to be a black and white hounds-tooth pattern, so I went back to Google to search. Found it, copied and took it to a new paint document and printed.

From there, I drew a pair of pants onto the pattern with black Sharpie. Next I cut them out and taped them to the woman's bottom half making sure those pretty shoes were showing!

To finish up, I drew a conversation bubble and put in her witty words and taped in to the page.

The pretty dots are not actually on my finished product. Those are just from a photo editing program. I just thought they were cool!

That's it! That's my Day 4 of 30 Days of Creativity!


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    • EclecticFusion profile image

      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Michael, thanks! I always appreciate your visits!

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      your creativity cannot be stopped. great work Lisa.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Jackie, thanks so much for the comment!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good and cute! That was probably a very true statement for that time period! lol