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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Do The Hokey Croquis!

My Hokey Croquis Product Review!

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Hello my friends! I am excited to announce that on December 31st, 2009, I won a design contest on http://hokeycroquis.blogspot.com.  The contest consisted of creating a sketch of a cocktail dress to wear to a holiday party. The sketch I submitted was from a past sketch of the day post, and is currently being produced by me.


(Contest Winning Sketch)

The prize for the winner was an original Hokey Croquis sketch book. The Hokey Croquis is basically a fashion flat sketchbook with the fashion figure pre-printed on every page. This comes in handy, because when I get ready to do sketches I usually have to fish for my fashion croquis, and if I forget to bring my croquis all together I simply forgo my design plans for that day.

When I got it in the mail I felt like a little kid on Christmas day. The packaging is simply adorable! Its features include a very sturdy spiral-bound exterior, complete with a cute pink and brown ribbon closure. The paper is made from heavy stock, which makes it easy to use with markers, pens, and of course pencils. The best part is the fashion croquis disappears after the sketch is scanned or photocopied, so all that is seen is the fashion flat.



Tamar Daniels, also former freelancer, is the creator of Hokey Croquis. If you visit her site you will see the amazing work she has done throughout her career. Anywho, I am currently wrapping up my Fall 2010 collection, and decided to do some rough flats on the sketch pad. Typically, I prefer to do my technical flats via Adobe Illustrator, but sometimes when I need flats fast, I create them by hand. I decided to create a flat for one of my recent Sketch Of The Day posts. The shape of the croquis, guidelines, and side note section helped a ton with keeping all the technical details in perspective.




 


Keep in mind this is a quick sketch, but I think it came out pretty well. I definitely recommend this to my peers as well as beginners, who want to go deeper into designing. The price is a steal, and the value easily surpasses any other sketchbook I have come across. There you have it my quick review of a new product that should be in every designer's studio, because it is a permanent feature in my studio from now on. As always your comments are both encouraged and appreciated.






Fashionably Yours,



Since the tender age of twelve, Schaumin Chanel Alexander has been creating fashion illustrations, and designing womens wear apparel. Shortly after graduating college with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design & Marketing, she began freelancing her talents. SchauminChanel is the main designer and chief operator of Creative Conceptz Ltd., a company dedicated to freelance fashion design.


6 comments:

Nic 'The Vixen' Harmon said...

CONGRATS!

SchauminChanel said...

Thanks!

junia said...

go ahead Chanel!

Anonymous said...

hey very nce... hey am doing fashion designing. i live in India... Am 19 yrs of age... I have a lot of creative ideas in mind... but the problem is that i cant draw. Am very very bad at it... I dont understand how can i solve this problem of mine. Cud u just help me out in this...
thnks...
Anisha.

Anisha said...

hey very nce... hey am doing fashion designing. i live in India... Am 19 yrs of age... I have a lot of creative ideas in mind... but the problem is that i cant draw. Am very very bad at it... I dont understand how can i solve this problem of mine. Cud u just help me out in this...
thnks...
Anisha.

Anonymous said...

I use these: www.layflatsketchbooks.com

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