More on folds today. I will eventually cover all types of folds but today is about simple folds on everyday clothes (t-shirt, jeans). The key is to know what to expect and then applying what you know to simplify what you see in front of you (when life drawing). A lot of the folds dynamics on shirts and jeans come from the “memory” of the fabric itself. Denim is thick and is likely to keep some form of wrinkles or folds around certain areas (knees). A lot of zig-zag patterns around the knee is very likely. When pushed down on the feet, the denim fabric will bunch up and combine with the zig-zag pattern. Shirts and t-shirts will react to the twist and pull of the arms and torso. Identify where the pull (or tension) is coming from and work from it. I tend to draw the seams because they clearly express the volumes underneath.
How does Superman fly? How does he shoot laser beams from his eyes? How does Wonder Woman’s lasso work? How does Batman never get any sleep and still function? How does Booster Gold travel back in time? How does the Joker manage to speak clearly after his face was literally ripped off?
actually the cap would just hold on because of friction. it has so much area of connection. and if say you add a friction improving surface on the inside it holds on even better.
also if you ask this go bother almost every comic book artist ever how women are supposed to fight in high heels or capes
So, friction can keep it from being yanked off by anybody?
Who’s going to yank it off? I have the scripts for our first few issues in front of me. I can’t find any scenes where someone’s yanked on it. We didn’t write any.
If anyone really wants an explanation, along the lines of “some sort of spirit gum” for Robin’s mask, the answer’s likely something like “built in combs or bobby-pin-like doodads, closely parallel to the inner surface, that slide in at her hairline when she puts the mask on, and keep it snugged down close to her head.
But I don’t think anyone’s complaining because they actually want an answer…
It’s not unreasonable to expect a universe to stay true to the rules it’s created. I think it’s pretty obvious that the cap can sty on based on friction and any other number of practical reasons but if the Batmobile could suddenly fly apropos of nothing (not turn into the Batplane or Batman turns on a hover accessory that lets it fly; it just flies) calling that out is fine. Let’s not act like examining the minutia of comics and our fandoms overall isn’t something we all do.