July 26, 2006

Illustration Friday - Opposites

This weeks topic made me think of women in the early 1900's who must have struggled daily by wearing the fashionable confined undergarments and corsets. The aim was to distort the figure to create an 'S' shape that was very fashionable at the time. They could hardly breathe!

The 'Opposite' to that is this women's great grand-daughter below in the late 60's who went braless and wore thigh high minis - she felt free and liberated, had a voice to be heard and loved to visit outdoor music festivals promoting peace and love.

Im not so sure we have a healthier attitude with our bodies this day and age but at least we have a choice.
Personally I glad undergarments are making a comeback - after two kids I dont think braless is a good option.

15 comments:

  1. What's wrong with human sausages? :)

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  2. Your drawings are charming. Interesting commentary too. We could certainly use a little peace in this world.

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  3. SO NEAT!!!!!!!! Great concept too!

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  4. i love your drawing style..

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  5. Great history lesson! I love your concept and the illos to go with it. I also remember from my history of costume class that women would pass out easily from tight corsets and could also suffer from punctured organs...I'll take a mini skirt any day!

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  6. Great idea and beautiful drawings, Anastasia! I always love the outfits you put on your characters! :-) Um, I'll take the minidress, please! Peace!

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  7. Viva la 60's! Love your drawings!

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  8. I like your concept of opposite. I for one at my age like undergarments. Braless is not for me right now.
    I also like your loose sketch style illo.

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  9. Lovely idea - with matching illustrations!! I also thought of the maid dressing her lady as an opposite. and i am with Jaimie on the peace issue!

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  10. Fabulous illustrations Anastasia. I recall seeing some woman on tv who had something like a 13" waist, which she had developed from wearing corsets, she looked hideous!! Give me my blue jeans and bikini knickers any day, ;)

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  11. What a fantastic idea! So very true and I love the way you illustrated it! Oh it would be so awful to have to have someone cinch you up! Eek! I adore the tambourine and flowers as well and just the whole vibe of the second illustration! Very groovy!

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  12. these oserted women always look amazing when you see the style presented on movies and TV now, but it must have been so uncomfortable and imagine wearing all those garments and in summer too! I think we are very lucky to have a choice now!!!Great drawings!

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  13. As usual, LOVE the drawings.

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  14. Anonymous6:00 PM

    I say briefly: Best! Useful information. Good job guys.
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  15. Anonymous11:14 PM

    Very pretty design! Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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