The Weekend ~ 6/28/2013 ~Basic Croquis

Last Friday I shared my rant on some men’s view of height to which a fellow writer replied with a  quote by Johnny Depp in Don Juan DeMarco:

“One must see beyond what is visible to the eye…When I say that all my woman are dazzling beauties, they object. The nose of this one is too large; the hips of another, they are too wide; perhaps the breasts of a third, they are too small. But I see these women for how they truly are… glorious, radiant, spectacular, and perfect… because I am not limited by my eyesight… I search out the beauty that lies within until it overwhelms everything else.”

So I decide that next time I am confronted with such ignorance I plan to say “Oh, I see your limited by you’re eyesight. That’s a shame.” This rebut can and should be liberally applied.

That goes for you too Gals. If the quote above show anything we as women need to quit judging ourselves by the skin we wear. Let your beauty radiate.

So as promised I have finished new basic croquis templates. My Wacom Tablet decided now would be the time to go on the fritz. i.e. quit working all together. So these babies are hand drawn. I had promised…. so there was no letting you down for the umpteenth time.

After posting my curvaceous croquis I got numerous requests for a back view. And Croquis Part II still remains my most read blog post. Of course revisit it if you want to know how to draw your own 10 head fashion figure. Recently Justine Limpusparish created a fabulous template showing you how to pivot your fashion figure. This will help you vary poses on the basics. And give you much more flexibility in your designs.

So I thought it only fitting that curvaceous be the first of my new and improved Basics revealed, perfect for all your plus size or curvy fashion designs. I’ve elongated her, fashion style, but this lady is still curvaceously delicious. Most people do not realize the average woman in the North America wears a size 14 and the average height is 5′ 4″. So most women would be considered plus size. That certainly is not reflected in our magazine images. However this week Canada’s first plus size magazine was released. Check out Dare– Thanks to Diana Di Poce. So without further ado here’s Curvaceous.

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I have also redone the Basic Male and Female croquis I posted earlier. Hope you get good use of them. Please share your creations. I would love to see what you design.

DCT croquis Female FB wweb

DCTcroquis Male FB wweb

This will no doubt keep you busy over the weekend. See you next week on the blog!

Blast from This Blogs Past


The Weekend Reading List


Something Extra

If you can watch this video and not want to dive in then I don’t know what to say to you. It’s just not possible. Makes me want to partially paint my croquis. hmmm…….

Maroon 5- Love Somebody

Today I Met a True Poet (poem)

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Today I Met  A True Poet

Today I met a true poet

Sending shivers down my spine

Not some hero of lore

No Keats, Frost or Dickens

No pantomime

Simply My friend, hand inked

Upon her husband’s hospital bill

tattered Corner torn

Perfection sung prose

A Love note scrawled

her grocery list backing

Words touched Bare

by grace

By love

and the art of goodbye

~ by DCT

I drew the image above for a series called Love is. This one was one of my favorites. I think it would make a good greeting card with the caption Let’s grow old together.

The poem was channeled grace. At lunch with a dear friend she tenderly shared a love letter she had written for her husband. I was so moved by her offering to our friendship and by her love for her husband that it simply flowed from my pen in it’s pure expression.

The Weekend ~ 6/21/13 ~ Amazonian Warrior Cry


So I promise more croquis next week. I know… I know ….you have heard it all before.

So today I have a rant of sorts. Recently some men in my life (who shall remain anonymous) informed me in casual swagger that they believed tall women should diminish their height and short women should accentuate theirs.

Say What?!!

Did I hear them right? This is the polite version of what actually ran through my head.

Now a little bit of background:
I am 6’ 1”, was 5’ 11” in 8th grade. I love being tall. I would be taller if I could be.

I can’t wear high heels anymore per doctors’ orders (back surgery). I love high heels (for very short spurts). Because let’s be honest Ladies they are painful contraptions. And I do not subscribe to the beauty is pain theory. Beauty is all about being comfortable in your skin and letting your true self shine through. Or so I preach.

I was frustrated growing up by the fact that, to me, it seemed that tall men loved little ladies. So I decided if I ruled the world, which thankfully for all of you I don’t, there would be a height range regulation set for dating. Simply put, there could be no more than a 6” height difference between men and women. So guys if your 6’ 3” you cannot date a woman shorter than 5’ 9”. I always thought this was more than fair.

Now my friends and roommates at 5’ 4” (especially K who managed the football team) would protest. But that means they get men as tall as 5’ 10” without breaking any laws. And if I learned anything as a model; men lie about their height. Most say 6ft. They mean 5’ 10”. Women lie too so don’t get too indignant. And Yes, I know you can’t control who you’re attracted to so this theory is not logical by any means but it was my silent decree in my imaginary world.

So with all that said. I was pissed. Did these Men that I respect just single handedly diminish all women? At least those of us that are above or below average height. And since the average woman is 5’ 4” I was offended for us all.

As if our beauty had to be changed in order for them to be men, for us to be feminine. The Goldilocks’ syndrome- Did we fall into their concept of just right? I wanted to march in the next day wearing 6” platforms but this was of course childish and forbidden.

So I am doing the next best thing. Posting a rant on my blog and a picture I drew of my best kick ass high heel.

So Take that!

Until next week……. walk with your heads tall! (and forever after)


Blast from This Blogs Past


The Weekend Reading List


Something Extra

Melody Gardot- Baby I’m A fool