Formal Fashion Croquis- Complete

Let me start this by saying that I have a strong dislike for peplum designs. However, since the trend doesn’t seem to be dying any time soon I chosen to mix it into my formal croquis design. I probably won’t create this into an actual garment unless someone pleads with me to create it. I’m not sure why, but I’m imagining that this dress would be stunning in a blush pink or navy.

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Yes, I inverted the colors for a reason. I want the focus to be on the lines, not the art. I wanted focus on the silhouette and wanted everyone to be able to fill in whatever kind of fabric color they’d like. 

  • Design 2 more formal croquis
  • Design 1 more croquis with a peplum inspiration 

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Inspire

While I know logically that artists and designers usually starve, my heart still belongs to being creative. 

I created the colored fashion croquis after attending a fashion/art event. The original idea for it was to use watercolor paints, but it seems my watercolor brushes were left behind during the move. So instead of sulking I used colored pencils and then photoshop. The end result wasn’t exactly how I had originally imagined it, but I liked the monotone. While I look at it, I could change the colors, patterns, etc to make it sell-able. 

In case you missed it, here was the end result.

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It’s certainly better than nothing.

I do need to continue working hard at my art so I can improve. I have so much room for improvement. However, practice makes perfect.

  • Complete the cross stitch kit (No progress)
  • Buy some new watercolor paper (No progress)
  • Do the marble art for the living room (Idea created, now to purchase materials)
  • Complete a commissioned piece of art (No progress)
  • Save money for a sewing machine (10% done)
  • Complete a fashion Croquis (Done)
  • Attend art event for inspiration (Done)

Fashion Goal Review

This weekend had been productive. I got to saving some of my money and I got inspired to create some Fashion Croquis. While it’s not fashion school (yet), it’s progress. I’ve even been contacted about the fashion croquis I posted with interest in having me create the design. Anyways, it’s progress and it feels great to have some mutual interest in my designs. 

I’m choosing to start slowly reaching out with my designs even though I’m not in college quite yet. I might make my designs on a small scale and sell them on Etsy. Maybe it’ll help bring in some extra money after I find a job.

  • Graduate from Fashion Design School (No progress until I get the job)
  • Wear something I’ve made out in public (Pattern chosen)
  • Host the Sangria party- whoo! (No progress, might cancel)
  • Go to another mixer  (Attending two this week)
  • Open Etsy shop with just the fashion illustrations first

Hoping you all had an excellent weekend!

Fashion Croquis: Number One

I haven’t done a fashion Croquis in quite some time. I try to draw my inspiration from music, movies or landscape photos. This particular croquis was designed after a vacation photo I have from when I was really really little.

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Someday I’ll make the dress a reality. For now, I’ll enjoy it as it is.

Adding Goals now that I’ve completed one of mine.

  • Complete 1 Croquis for Formal Gown
  • Complete 1 Croquis with a patterned fabric

Art Mind

While being so busy I’ve had more ideas for projects coming to mind than usual. I would’ve thought that being still would create better thinking, but when I have a thousand things on my plate that’s when inspiration strikes.

The problem is that I’ve had zero time to follow through. I have created a journal to quickly jot down the ideas though that way I don’t forget them. I do foresee a quieter weekend now so I can finally catch up on my creative ideas.

Have any of you done any projects lately? Please share your links to your projects! I love seeing how talented my readers are.

Goals

  • Complete the cross stitch kit (No progress)
  • Buy some new watercolor paper (No progress)
  • Do the marble art for the living room (Idea created, now to purchase materials)
  • Complete a commissioned piece of art (No progress)
  • Save money for a sewing machine (10% done)
  • Attend another art event to get inspired (DONE) 
  • Complete a fashion Croquis (No progress)

My word. I really do need to catch up on my art. I will try focusing on this a bit more in the next few days so I can knock out a few of these.

Artsy Fartsy- Without the Smell. Gross!

Art, fashion and crafts!

If it’s creative and doesn’t require an acting or musical talent I’m so on that!

I am the type to have a whole lot of art projects, crafts or sewing projects scattered all over the place. To save me from a lot of hassle and to get organized around the condo I need to streamline how I create art so I can complete them and move them out of the way.

I went to an art festival the other night with my brother and we both thought the same thing: I could do that. There was a guy set up selling his art and making pant loads off of it. All that I’d ever want would be to make enough money to buy back my supplies plus some wiggle room to try other projects.

So while I’m going to list some projects and goals that I wouldn’t be able to sell due to various reasons, I need to complete them and feel accomplished. 

  • Complete the cross stitch kit
  • Buy some new watercolor paper
  • Do the marble art for the living room
  • Complete a commissioned piece of art
  • Save money for a sewing machine
  • Attend another art event to get inspired
  • Complete a fashion Croquis