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.

DCT croquis curvaceous FB wweb

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

Curvaceous Croquis

Fashion Illustrations are traditionally elogated and thin. I love them that way lyrical in their twiggyness. But this representation of woman is just another thing to add to the ever present and running debate about fashion and women’s body images.  Company’s like Dove began campaigns featuring real woman with curves. As they state it , “a world were beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety”.

A few Months ago I drew a custom croquis for myself to scale. I am 6’1″ and a size 12-14. This is a tight 12, or loose 14. What I refer to as Tween, between sizes. I am sure many of you can relate. I would be just as happy as a 14 or 12.  I just wish my body knew which one it wanted to be.  It has never matter what size I am 8 or 20 I have always fallen bewteen sizes. Anyhoo…

The point being I began drawing a series of Plus size croquis inspired by two of my students at the time who were designing various lines for plus size women.

Then yesterday I discover a blog Girl with Curves and an article on Hot Curves for V Magazine.  I thought it was good time to share my DCT Curvaceous Croquis templates. But now I want to draw more Curvy Croquis and make them that much more Curvaceous.