I've spent a lot of time at the computer this last month. I cannot imagine how some folks work on a computer all day long. Ack. I have been learning the newest version of CorelDraw X5, using it on our Christmas cartoon. Below is an excerpt.
I have also been working on some fashion illustration. It's just plain fun, and a handy presentation skill. I start with a croquis (crow-kee), which is a simple line drawing of a figure. I lay a piece of paper over the croquis and draw whatever is in my head. Then I scan the image and manipulate it in CorelDraw.
yellow velveteen skirt
replica of a vintage dress I've been coveting
Below is my latest sweater design, along with some detail shots. My husband is delighted that I have found flora that I am actually capable of growing.
I was thinking, these croquis girls are super for making the cartoon clothing look flattering, but what about middle-aged me? How would some cartoon clothes look on me? Well, I'm not sure yet, but here's a starting point: