Outfit notes: I'm a sucker for a good stripe and matching, what can I say. It was a comfy home outfit, but not particularly stylish. The jeans in particular I'm on the fence about - in theory I love the color, but they maybe come across as mom jeans? They also bag out a lot over the day, and no one wants a droopy butt. Also, new sneakers! I got rid of my old white leather sneakers (which were also Keds, like these), because the heel on one of them was really painful. I had them for at least a year, and it just got worse, so adios, painful shoes! I was looking for a good replacement, as white leather sneakers have pretty much been a staple in my wardrobe for several years, but I was actually drawn to this pair instead, which are pale grey canvas and suede. The reason I love white leather sneakers is that they stay clean and nice looking so much longer than canvas, but last year I bought some socks this color, and they really stay new looking, so I gave it a try with the sneakers too! I still need to treat them, because suede, but I'm hoping they will hide dirt/grime well.
Anyway, back to the sketch project! For my first version, I am keeping a notebook of just straight-up drawing my photo. Not the most original way of doing it, but it helps with my goal of getting more accurate in my drawings (much easier to stare at a photo and compare to my drawing than making it up in my head). My proportions aren't perfect, but not too shabby. One thing that I really suck at is drawing shoes head on - for some reason they always look like Minnie Mouse to me (really wide feet). I'll be working on that one. I also attempted a face, but it was not good, so my eraser came out. I might work on that later, but I kinda like my half-heads.
When I was growing up, I loved paper dolls. The picture from my project intro post came from a stalled project I started a few weeks ago where I intended to draw out all my wardrobe so I could mix and max and have a personal Laura paper doll. I managed to do the four pieces and then I lost steam, but I thought I could do the same thing with my outfit sketches, and instead just add to my collection what I wear each day. I tried a few different ways of laying out the pieces - any favorites?