Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What I Wore

There are lots of folks out in the posting world who post the cute outfits they assembled during the week.  I enjoy looking at their style.  Oftentimes they admit that the point of posting is so they don't wear the same Sponge Bob pajamas every day, all day.  Good plan, whatever it takes.

I'm not going to do that here. Well, at least I don't think I'm going to.  One never knows.  I will however share a diagram of today's outfit, or my day-at-home uniform.

Just an ordinary gal, ready to tackle any nonglamourous job.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Paper Dolls

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:

Croquis de Me
And here's me in a pair of Spanx:
g a s p ! 
I'll dress me up and let you know.