Before I landed on TV or even wrote my first book, I was a fashion designer with my own boutique in the East Village of NYC. I loved it! I showed my collections every six months during NY Fashion Week and became the youngest member of the CFDA at the time. It was magical. The best part of creating each collection was letting my imagination run wild and sketching like a madman. When you're sketching, there is nothing off limits....NOTHING! See how I sketch in the video below and then sketch along with me by printing out the croquis that I use.
Have fun! Make fashion! xoxo, Mark
This collection was called WOMEN OF THE MET and this dress
was my version of the Degas painting Singer In Green
Singer In Green by Degas
All of these dresses were versions of dresses in paintings at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC
Having some fun this weekend
See how to fashion sketch here!
Stuff You'll Need
Americana Acrylics (perfect for adding a bit of color)
Croquis (click and print)
Fashion magazines (to help learn how fabric falls)
Some of my recent sketches
Getting ready to add some color
Try practicing with fashion magazines