I just came across some old drawings I did, sometime around 1985 - at age 15. Hard to believe that was 28 years ago! It's kind of interesting to see old (ancient?) artwork from a time before I was making things in leather in the real world. At this stage, the drawings are pure fantasy.
I'm thinking I must have seen the Tanta Flash Warrior suit by this time, as so many of the design details in the first drawing seem to be picked up from it (the lacing panels, red color and integrated hood and high-heels). I do like the low ponytail hole in the hood, and it looks like the straitjacket sleeve ends are zipped and removable.
I kind of have straitjacket on the brain lately, as I'm getting ready to make a his and hers pair of zip-entry jackets. Should be a fun project...
In case there was any doubt, my current obsession with boots and gloves (and pretty girls wearing them) is nothing new, as shown in this pin-up sketch:
Another booted and gloved beauty, this time a mythical creature dwelling in the dragon's lair... This is the kind of drawing that covered my school notebooks of the time. Stonehenge meets heavy metal in a Dungeons & Dragons wrapper. Hope you enjoyed this brief trip down memory lane!