2023-02-27. AM 02:07
[Challenge] 2023. March : Let's draw Fabric

It is said that cloth,
the material of clothing, has been
steadily developed.

At first, the leaves of trees
and the skins of animals were
peeled off and used as fabric.

Afterwards, cotton and hemp were
discovered to make cloth, and
insects such as silkworms and
animal hair such as sheep became
the main materials for cloth.

Currently, a variety of fabrics
exist, including polyester and nylon
by synthesizing various materials,
and regenerated fibers
such as rayon synthesized from
natural materials.

The theme of the first challenge
in March is 'Fabric',
the most important material
for making clothes.

fabric / @JordanJWolf
Wrapped in BLUE / @Calodaemon

Humans have been making cloth
for clothes for 120,000 years.

In particular, as we started to wear
clothes, the area of activity that
was only near Africa has expanded
to the whole world.

Since then, sheep have been raised
in Mesopotamia, and the technology
of making cloth using wool has grown

As Egypt spread to Greece and Rome,
the colors and shapes gradually
diversified and new fabrics were
also created.

Fabric Study / @ccostigan91
dry lemon / @hrum

In the case of silk, it is said that
it was made in ancient China.

It boasts beauty enough to be called
the queen of fabrics, and is said to
have created a passageway for human
civilization exchanges around
the world called the Silk Road.

It was one of the luxury goods and
was considered a national secret,
so there are various stories around
the world, from the story of
a Chinese princess who married
to another country and the anecdote
of a monk who hid silkworm eggs.

It would be fun to draw stories
related to the fabrics you know.

Spring's clothes(WOORIMI) / @WOORIMI
man carrying fabrics / @JXB

It is said that the fabric currently
made through synthesis started
to make silk artificially.

In the process, cloth with various
purposes was born, and new objects
using existing cloth are being made.

There are fabrics that change color
through special treatment, fabrics
that change shape depending on
the external temperature, and
special fabrics that can be worn
all year round by changing
the internal temperature have been

What fabric are you wearing?
Take on the challenge by drawing
pictures of the fabrics that
come to mind, from your favorite
fabrics to the mysterious fabrics
you will see in the future.

This will be proceeded for 15 days.
from March. 1, Wed (GMT)
to March. 15, Wed (GMT).

The challenge is running based
on GMT.

Therefore, the start and end times
may differ depending on time zone
of each country, so please refer to
GMT time when uploading your work.

We look forward to your
participation and amazing works!

Thank you.

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