Look… it’s not going to happen, ok? I simply cannot teach myself to draw amazing fashion sketches overnight. I have 23 days to go, I have 4 garments to sew for this Travel Wardrobe of mine, I can’t possibly add on to this overambitious project the task of drawing up sketches that would make Christian Lacroix proud. It was time to cut corners!
So here’s what I did friends: I traced the outline of a body from my super cool book How to draw like a Fashion Designer by Celia Joicey & Dennis Nothdruft and drew over the figures with the clothes I’m dreaming about making. Simple!
Here’s what I got down on paper.
Are they gorgeous? No.
Did I employ some background flourishes to make them look a little fancier? You know I did.
Do these sketches get the job done? Indeed they do. I can now visualise my Travel Wardrobe and use these to *hopefully* bang up some cute outfits to get around in.
Now all I need is to get my ducks in a row and I do have a lot to contend with: a sick baby boy, extreme laziness due to Melbourne winter, crippling anxiety due to impending doom/due date (I’m approaching this like a school project. I always got them done at the eleventh hour!).
I can do it! I can do it! (I’ll keep telling myself that…)
Kirby in Dreamland
Materials: N/A I used pencils, paints and sketch books I had around the house.
Time: Maybe 1 hour. (Not including the one million failed attempts)
Difficulty: Not difficult if you have talent. When you have no talent – moderate difficulty.
Satisfaction/Pride Level: (1/5) It’s like that essay you hand in at school that is absolute bare minimum but you know it’ll get you a pass and you keep telling yourself “I don’t even really care about that class” but you do care, you just overslept (every single day) and have come to peace with the fact that you can’t change the past.