Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Croquis Bandwagon

I've been intrigued by all the little personaized croquis drawings that have been popping up around the blogosphere. I wasn't sure if I wanted to try my hand at it, but then Lladybird posted a tutorial on how to make one and I had to give it a go. I didn't want to bother taking a new photo, so I just picked the closest thing I already had on file. It's missing my head and my legs below the knee, but otherwise it seemed like a good shot to use as a rough draft.

I'm surprised how naked this makes me feel, lol.

My inner photo-editing dork enjoyed making this, enough so that I think I'll take a better photo and try again later. But the real question is: will it actually prove to be useful? To date I haven't bothered doing things like making digital colour palettes or Pinterest inspiration boards, so my track record doesn't bode well. But hey, you never know until you try!

Have you made your own croquis? Do you make inspiration boards and/or colour palettes, or otherwise organize your creative self digitally? If so, have you found it useful?


  1. Great croquis! I still haven't figured out how to draw the clothes onto my croquis. It's brutal.

  2. @K.Line - yeah, that part intimidates me for sure. I'm much better at tracing and manipulating and following directions (hence my hobbies being knitting, sewing and photography) than I am at freehand art and coming up with things from thin air...

  3. @K.Line - oh, but just wanted to check - have you seen Alana's tutorial about that? (Still requires a bit of artistic talent but it's helpful!)