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Sketching Dresses

Bridal Dress 10/26/14

Oh yes! I’m back to sketching dresses again. All I have been making lately are caricatures and other portraiture types. I know making those were making my imagination quite limited because the clients or I have a set design on mind. Unlike fashion designing where you can freely do whatever style you like. I thinks I also had a “designer’s block” that’s why I used my scanty creative juice on another genre of drawing. Nevertheless, doing portraiture and fashion sketching are both fun to do. I wish the drive to do more of both would be on equal levels. I missed doing another of my first loves. xxx

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pretty for pretty’s sake

pretty for pretty's sake

Last Sunday was the only time I have again heard of Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Put Your Records On” through YouTube after some months. So I’ve been suffering from LSS of this song until now but I really didn’t know the whole of the lyrics, just the “Girl put your record on/ Tell me your favorite song..” part.

Then there was this part when I thought it was “pretty for pretty’s sake” and I wondered – is there such thing or phrase as “pretty for pretty’s sake” ? So I’ve searched it’s lyrics only to find out that it was “pity for pity’s sake!”

I’ve done another searching and found out that there was really a “pretty for pretty’s sake” phrase. And so again, it’s not only the song that keeps popping out of my head but also “PRETTY FOR PRETTY’S SAKE.”

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I had nothing to do on a Wednesday afternoon and I thought my pencil and sketch pad could use some exploitation. It was almost 3 weeks that I haven’t drawn a croquis de mode. I tried doing some this time but I’m not that inspired to design and I thought I had some designer’s block – you know like the one that happens to writers when their creative juices doesn’t seem to come. But I know you already know that. OKAY! I’ll stop with my blabbing, if that’s the technical term used when it comes to written words. Urgh! Never mind.

So okay, since I’ve had this designer’s block which made me impossible to design a dress, I’ve decided to just work on the portrait of 2 of my gay best friends, Jeff and Glenn. But also since I can’t let them be just the persons to have their portraits drawn by me, I’ve decided to draw ME too. Wait, did I just got jealous of them when I’m the one who’s responsible??? Never mind again.

Here are the outcomes. Just guess who is who from the pictures.