Friday, August 31, 2007


It's just one of those days where you wanna cut people up with glowing wind-swords and wear an orange and black catsuit...

Monday, August 27, 2007

Halloween Costume Sketch

Ok, so I know this is the third costume sketch I've posted, but oh well...they're quick to do, get all the kinks out when I've been drawing other people's stuff all day, and are on my favorite subject :-).

So this dress is for Halloween, hence the orange and black. I got three striped taffetta curtains that will hopefully be enough to make something 1870-80s-ish. The fabric is such that it's not blatantly HALLOWEEN, so I can wear this concoction to other events and dances. I know people will want me to wear something sexy and risque, like all the other 23 year old girls, but what better time to play dress up (and not feel foolish) than Halloween?

Another Costume Sketch

Here's another costume sketch for my Polish noble dress. I acquired my fabrics, which ended up to be nothing at all like what I thought. Now the dress is a chocolate brown damask jacquard, very thin in weight so it will pass for silk. The accent fabric is a dark turquoise damask jacquard (and three time the price of the 10 yards of the chocolate), and I will use it for the sleeves, slashing, and piping here and there. I usually only get 7 yards of whatever fabric I'm making a dress out of, and often have plenty left over, so with 10 yards, I should be able to easily make two bodices, several pairs of sleeves, and a couple hats (plus the skirt). I have two yards of the turquoise, but at 60 inches wide, I should have plenty to play around with for sleeves, and maybe a corset. So here's a costume sketch that's much closer to what I'll end up making. I need to explore more sleeve options, since there are so many different and cool things one can do :-).

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Keepin' It Real-ish

Another gotta-make-crazy-lines drawing (you can't tell, but the last post was that way in the beginning). This is the kind of drawing that will keep a girl sane, and also inspire her to keep working, hahaha. It was fun, now get back to work!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Costume Sketch

I just HAD to draw something with rhythm, flow, and appeal, and far far from the world of what I've been drawing for work. When I get some free time (and money), I want to start building my Polish costume, which will look something like this.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Have a Gator!

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, I swear! All of the work I've been doing recently either doesn't legally belong to me, or I am bound by law not to talk about it or show it. Soooo.....yyyeah. But just to appease you all, have a gator! This one's part of pack (tribe? pod? herd?) of 4 others, done on commission for a prep school mascot/logo. Catherine Richards is the creative director, and all around great-gal-to-work-with. I finally learned vectors too, although in Photoshop. I haven't broken the cryptic Illustrator code yet, but that's on my list of things to do, in 6 weeks when I'm a free woman again.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


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