Roughly about a week ago, as I was sketching design drafts, I stumbled across my skeletal drawings from when I was still practicing body frame illustrations, and I thought, "NO ONE CAN EVER SEE THIS! IT LOOKS TERRIBLE!" The rough sketches resembles that of a martian, an unknown specie yet to be discovered, and in a more rabid sense, dissected. (ANUDAW?) HAHAHA! Anyway, back to my story, I thought, "Was I really going to be pretentious and put up a fabricated facade of me being this naturally gifted, professional designer when all the while, I've been practicing for months and months, which at the very least, contributed to my still amateur drawing of a body frame, and also taking into consideration my adamant campaigning for disregarding what other people think, for living for an audience of One, and for not being afraid to be different (or make mistakes) yet still have the audacity to do otherwise?" NO!!! Absolutely not! As tempting as it is guaranteed, it only fosters for an environment of fraud and artificiality, an environment invoked for pleasing others, myself included. And dependent on varying situations, I know we've all had our fair share of attempts to simulate a rather "better" and far less authentic version of ourselves in order to uphold a certain, and no less illusive, reputation in the minds of others. We all want to look good in the eyes of people, who doesn't, right? But as it develops into a lifestyle, we lose ourselves in the process too! In line with attempting to draw croquis, I'm still bad at it, still in the process of achieving Madame Versace's graceful strides, so what I do instead is trace the body frame and draw the rest of the targeted ensemble from there! i love opening up to you guys, being vulnerable and au naturel, so to speak. HAHAHA! Have a great week and happy hunting! ALL NOTEBOOKS ARE FROM SCHUTZEN! 🙂 AVAILABLE IN NBS, POWERBOOKS, AND FULLYBOOKED!