Monday, February 5

Itchy Wig


It never ceases to amaze me what people will do to "look good." I can't imagine the shoulder cramps one might have receieved while wearing a two foot high wig. (I flattened the wig a bit for my character in order to make him a bit more comfortable.)
Yet, sadly, this odd trend of wearing the most uncomfortable articles of clothing in order to be fashionable is not something of the mere past. We've been torturing ourselves to look good since the dawn of time, i.e. horribly uncomfortable pointy shoes with the thinnest stiletto... How can that prop up any normal-sized human body? Corsets, foot-binding, gaged earings, etc. But I suppose to some it's worth it... (Strange)

7 comments:

Sue said...

I couldn't agree more. I'm personally really glad the fashion for above-hip length tee shirts is on the way out...long live longer length tops...more flattering to us ladies of a certain age, draught-proof and no chance of flashing rolls of flesh!

Sue from the Illustrators list :-)

Picture Book Artists Association said...

And don't forget those old wigs came with their own little community of inhabitants! Fleas, ticks, bugs of all kinds, and even mice complete with nests!

I'm itching already just thinking about it...
Thank heavens for daily use shampoo!

June,
from illustratorsUK

Fred said...

Well, I'm eagerly awaiting the fashion to return -- the current get-out for (male) baldies by shaving their heads is bound to be deemed unfashionable soon! ;)

fred

beaux said...

Hey Mer!
Saw your name pop up on my incoming links and had to check it out! Looks great, I'll link back. Take care over there...........buwahahahah....

mama.laughead said...

I really like the linework on this one. Have you tried doing these kind of lines with your color stuff? I would love to see it. Also, there are a lot of things I like about Obama. I just seem to agree with Romney on more issues. ¡Viva la Argentina, pues!

Mike Laughead said...

I just realized that I made that last comment while signed on as my wife. Anyway, I still love the linework.

Meridth Gimbel said...

Thanks :)

Mitt's cool...y los pibes en argentina tambien.