Intro: Superhero Secret Identity Reversible Hoodie
From mild mannered maker, super rich playboy, or unassuming administrative assistant, you too can instantly change into your superhero costume when the call arises. From the League of Righteousness union hall, comes these
official Betabrand Super Hero reversible hoodies. With your secret identity cloaked under the shroud of "normal" street hoodies fashioned in the classy executive business style or the casual classic herringbone to the breezy seersucker look, these hoodies reverse to classy superhero costumes. And if you just want to give a hint that you posess such super powers, when wearing the regular citizen side out, roll up the cuffs to expose a little of your costume or super bullet reflecting bracelets. You can then crack open a fresh can of whoopas... Unzip the split hood and lay down to form a mini-cape on the back.
Batbelt, Superman disco trunks and leggings, and magic lasso sold separately.
Warning: Acquiring said hoodies has not been proven to enhance or endow any super powers. Do not attempt to fly unless you have a boarding pass and have been properly screened by TSA. Ask them for the "special treatment."
Disclaimer: Betabrand logo hijackeded for artistic purposes only. Geez I hope they don't have lawyerz like they do at Autodesk...wait
Step 1: Holey Quick Reversing Super Garments...
Regular hoodies are repurposed from the existing line of Betabrand hoodies.
The reverse side is faced with super hero costume elements.
The hood has a zipper to allow it to be unzipped and opened up so it lays flat on the shoulder.
Superman model is more expensive because a special fabric has to be imported from a faraway place like planet BetaKrypton.
Finally, the entire garment is treated with some super secret proprietary industrial process to give it that wonderful spring-fresh scent and sparkly clean look.
Step 2: Look for the Union Label...
I had attempted to do this all in Autodesk Sketchbook. I wimped out and went with the GIMP because I was more familar with it...somewhat.
Anyway, I was going back and forth trying to manipulate the Betabrand logo as the superhero emblem.
In Sketchbook, I did learn how to position the image workspace with the positioning "puck"(spacebar and mouse drag). The polyline is equivalent to using creating paths and stroking the path to ink in the lines.
I wanted to create a metallic look so I went with attempting drybrushing a layer over the base color for the gold lame. There are probably better techniques to do the metallic look and shine.
I wasn't sure how to create a pattern fill so I just drew in lines for the seersucker lining fabric. That lilac seersucker does look nice though.
Step 3: Some Kind of Hero...
So which superhero would you like to be?
Yup, better keep your day job.