All though the events of my first day in Fashion Sketch & Design I may be tragic. I feel compelled to share with you how I miserably failed at the baby steps of: Making A Croquis.
As you already know, Croquis is a french word meaning sketch, although generally referred to as a fashion sketch. By the way, if you did already know this good for you, I honestly just found out the meaning 9:00 a.m. this morning. (I'm excited) ?: Why do I have a 30 page Croquis book that I've been sketching from and didn't know the meaning?
What I found out in the time I sat in class working through the class assignment, is that I can't sketch worth crap. Okay, let me take a few steps back. I have some skills-mostly mix media and I never draw two eyes, just one good one. I also have developed skills in flat sketches which I love because there are no eyes, nose, mouth--just the design of the clothing and all the components that should make it a really great sample piece. So today, I found out that I truly suck. I mean outside the fact that my female looked like a boy with swollen eyes and a nose that no real person could breathe from, I guess I really need to practice.
My determination exceeds my talent (laughter). All is not lost. I've taught myself how to cook great recipes from watching the Food Network and I shall do the same with a Croquis. It almost sound like a biscuit--maybe even a buttermilk biscuit warmed with sweet butter--but it's not. It's a cold form of a 9 line point mannequin that is the basis of my absolute existence for the next few months.
?: Why is this so difficult when I learned flat sketching from my Croquis book? Umm, maybe that's not the same as drawing one from scratch. OHHHHH!
So while I google--youtube Croquis, eyes, mouth, nose---and chant...head...chin...apex...waist...crotch...fingertips...knee...calf...ankle...ground/did I mention I hate drawing hands---Damn It! As I chant these daunting body parts, all is not lost. One day, I too shall master the art of the Croquis.
And to think, I sat for hours in class without coffee. Someone save me before Saturday. Why, why why! Eyes, hands and shoes! Why?!
Check in next week when I post my sketches. Too soon for goodbye.
David & Diva