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1  Re: Fashion Doodling Anyone? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shydeana on: December 28, 2007 09:52:19 PM
 Remember the car scrap I have? Well it is currently a boring A-line skirt missing a zipper and now too small around my hips and thighs. Here's what I might try next:

 This design would use it in reverse as a hip-hiding flare worn over shorts in the spring. This winter has seen a rather bad weight gain and I need all the help I can muster... Embarrassed

 I drew as it would look up to my waist under the tunic halter top with the two buttons. This would also eliminate the need for a rear zipper and the need to lose weight fast.  Tongue  The shorts would peek from the separation of the flared skirt but my hips would be hidden. Does this seem like a workable idea?

The top and shorts I made last summer by hand during an extended power outage. The leg fabric cut from the pants (now shorts) became the top.

The dreaded car print scrap:


I have been trying to draw dragons recently and am failing miserably. I probably should stick to my little doodles.
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2  'Smitten' A self-characterazation being smitten by the Love Dragon. in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shydeana on: December 23, 2007 08:32:38 PM
An attept at real art... Not much of a dragon, or self, even. It's not all the way done and I don't know if I'll finish it.

Like who would be scared of a red-dish-pink-ish dragon with a big heart on it's breast?  Roll Eyes Maybe a Care-Bear?  Grin Anyone like my nightgown? It's another of my 'fashion doodles'.  Undecided

Here it is in a small size so I don't waste valuable internet loading time:

Any input graciously accepted.
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3  Re: Fashion Doodling Anyone? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shydeana on: October 06, 2007 09:04:25 PM

Hi. I have this piece of fabric with big cars and trucks that look like a child's doodles. I'm thinking of making a skirt with it like the above doodle. Maybe a fitted waist and a knife pleat down each thigh with a rear closure. Buttons holding the pleat at the top would be cute, too. It's about 18x36 inches, so not much to work with  Cry. But sooo cute.  Wink

I don't know if you can tell but I created a little texture for the turtleneck sweater-top by rubbing my pencil over a piece of scrap carpet.

Welcome to the new doodlers, too! Let's keep this doodling session alive with great new designs!
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4  Argh! My pants got caught in the washer so now became a pleated miniskirt. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by shydeana on: June 24, 2007 09:57:33 AM
OK, stupid me. At least I'm in the right forum now.  Cry

My tan pants got caught under the agitator of my washer. Ugh. I couldn't free them. So I finished the other two loads while they churned at the bottom.

When they were finally freed , he handed the wrinkled pants to me with the inseam torn out and a big patch that looked bleached.

"No, not yet."

They sat in the spare room for a while waiting for insperation. Finally, the tan pants became a tan miniskirt with box pleats that looks like this:

OK.   It's too short,    but it's all the good tan fabric I had available to re-use. It was fun to make, though. It took a while because it's all hand sewn with contrasting brown thread. In this picture, I folded the elastic waistband under. I think it looks better this way. If I was to be bold and actually wear this outside my room    I would loose the elastic band, make a fitted waist, and add a rear zipper. So, I guess, it will hang with the dreaded red dress and my other ~not meant for my age and figure reconned stuff for fun~ things for a while. 

Here it is on the hanger. If you look close, you can see the contrasting thread.

and on my fuzzy chair:

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5  Mermaids and sea critters, anyone? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shydeana on: June 19, 2007 08:58:23 PM
Hi.  Smiley

I drew a mermaid the other night, She's holding a seahorse in her palms and mimiking it with her tail. The horse didn't come out too awful bad, but the mermaid could probably be better. My fishies look goofy.  Lips sealed

I haven't been by in a while and have practiced even less. Time to doodle again.

Here's the mermaid:

and the cute little seahorse:

Let's all add some mermaids and sea critters!
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6  Re: MORE show us your photoshop and digital art :D xx in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shydeana on: June 19, 2007 08:45:52 PM
Lou, May I add some insignificant tinting to your photoshop discussion?

I have an old version of PhotoShop I use to color my doodles. Here's a different, albiet lame Deana style, of coloring an old postcard:



I'll try to add something more to this if I can. Photo manip looks like it can be fun if I can learn all the aspects of this program. Embarrassed
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7  Re: Fashion Doodling Anyone? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shydeana on: June 02, 2007 12:34:34 PM
Hi, everyone! I'm back with another.Wow, this is great with everyone sharing their creations!

Once again, I think this is beyond my sewing capacity. But it's nice to dream.

I gave up on the brown one as far as adding some frilly type sleeves. I'll settle with this:

from what was supposed to be this:

Loukr, I'll have to try your technique. I like water painting!
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8  Re: Is anyone up for another color along? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shydeana on: May 27, 2007 07:01:19 PM
if you do color it, post it in this thread so that I can see what you did with it; I think it's cool to see how many people interpret a drawing and decide how to color it! Smiley


Hi! Here's my version (scaled down to fit):

and some close-up detail:


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9  Re: Rodney , Drew this car ... in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shydeana on: May 25, 2007 04:26:45 PM

Hi, Rodney and Jayne! I hope you like it...  Embarrassed Kiss Smiley

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10  Re: Fashion Doodling Anyone? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shydeana on: May 24, 2007 06:46:29 PM
Hi!  Kiss Isn't it fab that we are all adding our doodles? Thanks, Loukr and PWfire for keeping this alive! Again, these doodles are great! PWF, would that be socks she's wearing with the red dress?

Loukr, I can visualize the layers moving about like you show when she's walking. Trying to give a moving effect to clothes is SO very hard.

And to my very pleasant surprise, JAYNE!!!!!

Deana !
 you are amazing .. Id love to try and sew one of the oufits you desined sometime .. I think that would be really fun ...

Jayne, welcome to the art board! YOU are the one that is amazing! I saw your sharpie art when I logged in tonight for the first time in a while. I would be most flattered if you sewed one of my doodles. You are greatly respected on the clothing forums and you always have me in awe with your new and recon things. Now, I see you also have further artistic talent! Bravo to you, Jayne!

Now I guess it's my turn to add to our growing doodle journal. This one would be great if I was thin, but it would have a little tummy hiding in the tunic top.

I don't have the skill to even think of attemping this and it's not really that original, either, but I sorta like the way it flows.


Loukr, I only have one really bad mirror shot of the pillowcase/polo shirt dress made from a doodle. I don't plan on wearing it because it's pretty short.

I have zero skill doing mirror pictures and I live alone. I had an annoying hair morning, I wasn't centered in my hall tree mirror, and I had a real sad face. So after cutting out all the flaws, I am left with this:

and this:


I've done others, and yes, it's fun to create your own design, but none of them are wearalbe for my age and figure.
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