Monday, January 13, 2014

Things I wore...

I have been trying to come up with ideas of themes that I can use to help me practice drawing more. Especially things incorporating the complete figure. The other day I was musing on the clothes that I used to wear as a kid, and just how much fashions have changed since then. Growing up in the 80's and 90's meant that there were things that we thought were so cool - but if we pulled them out and wore them now people would think we were nuts. It was a fun time.

So anyway, I had some pretty rockin clothes that I used to wear and I thought that I would try and remember some of them and draw them out for practice. All of these outfits are completely genuine - I actually went out in public wearing them (if you can believe it)(those born pre-1990 will understand).

Why anyone else would be interested remains to be seen - however it's amusing for me in the meantime. :)

So here we have 'Things I used to wear: #1'

~  The oh so stylish overall kinda things - made from fluorescent colored fabrics  ~ 
(the more fluorescent and the more colors the better). 

~  The slouchie socks  ~
(making something of a comeback I might add)

~  The kung-fu shoes  ~
(hands up who had kung-fu shoes and who thought they were awesome)

~  The hair scrunchie  ~
(also in fluorescent color scheme)

~  The hair tied up in a pony and then braided  ~ 
(the height of fashion)

I can tell this is going to be fun. 


  1. I feel like I vaguely remember this outfit! I think each drawing should come with a photo, where possible ;)

  2. Hahaha I was wondering if there might be some people who remember some of them! In regards to the photos - I don't have any, they are all home in NZ! That would be funny though. :D