I wasn’t much of a sketcher (is that a word? Or just a shoe) up until recently. I’ve always had more luck in 3 dimensional art (sewing, sculpting, etc.) than I was with 2 dimensional art (drawing and painting).
Then I got a Wacom Bamboo Tablet for my computer. I LOVE THIS THING. If I’d known how easy it was to draw on the computer, I would have started doing this years ago!
Perfectly sharp lines and no erase marks! (Maybe that’s why I was never a big fan of drawing. I make too many mistakes and have to start over. Not anymore!)
You can see one of my old sketches in my Why Handmade Is “So Expensive” article. It has a certain coloring book charm, I suppose, but here’s a computer sketch I did a few months ago:
I did a few more sketches this week (and I also sewed all three dresses, so you’ll get to see the real life versions soon!).
This is a revamped design of a dress I made a few years ago. I get a lot of requests to remake the dress, but I’ve never been able to find more of the fabric. So this will be in a new fabric and available in custom sizing. The fabric is silver glitter houndstooth on black, with black satin at the side panels of the bodice:
When I originally bought this rainbow animal print fabric, I was planning on making a version of my Streetwalkin’ Cheetah dress with it. But then I decided I wanted to make something new.
I originally drew the trim in hot pink instead of black, and one of the reasons sketching on the computer is so awesome is that I can change things like that in a matter of seconds. It makes comparing different fabrics, colors, etc. MUCH easier than drawing a separate sketch on paper every time I want to see something different. I liked the black WAY better than the pink.