HOLY CRAP, what frikken excellent doodling! Playswithfire, you've got marvy talent...
My doodling sucks, but the background story of my sketch book is interesting so that's why I'm sharing today.
My family and I took a road trip to Austria when I was about 13 or 14. When we stopped in a little town to eat at a restaurant, I saw this cool chinese fabric-covered book on the curb, right next to a bag of trash. I was really shy about picking it up, but I knew if I didn't pick it up I would've regretted it forever. (how dramatic...) Well, it turned out to be a girl's journal! Unfortunately it was written in German and I don't speak a word. My Austrian friend translated some of it, but it was so long ago that I don't remember what it says.
I wanted to keep the book forever, but I didn't want it to be useless. So I decided to sketch on random pieces of paper and stick them in the book. For the random paper I "doodled" on, I cut up some photocopies that my English teacher handed out with passages of some fabulous books. It feels nice to recycle two things that meant so much to me!
Anyway, on with the crap doodles! This is the first sketch I did during my sewing class in '98. I was obsessed with the '10s and '20s. I made this dress too, but it wasn't as cool as I would've liked. The fabric was too thick, not light and airy. POO!
I had a theme of "Simplicity to Absurdity", taking overly ornate costumes from throughout history, and mixing in overly simple aspects to them. I never made any of them, it was just an idea I had to explore.