But I suppose these are the generic feelings that come with it being the last week of Term 1 before break. With unprepared science tests, awkward parent teacher interviews, tearing up whilst talking about why I hate the demographic of my grade, lunches with my science teacher where I was grilled about my interests and clothing style, being yelled at from coming home too late on multiple occasions and re-discovering pokemon and my Game- Boy- Advance, I feel as though the holidays are well-deserved.
With all these events and emotions pilling up to create a very anticipated last Friday afternoon for Term 1 - I have had to plan my ambitions for these holidays. I plan to create and learn as much as possible before school returns in early May (blegh)
Yesterday I attended a fashion drawing workshop where I learnt about how to use water-colours to convey a design, tips how to draw the female form and NOT HOW TO MATCH FABRIC SWATCHES!!111, (which was my main reason as to why I signed up, but whatevz)
We started the class discussing the female form, we picked out a magazine image that we liked and recreated the image to look like a generic fashion drawing, then we coloured the design with a colour swatch we thought would best fit. After that we drew our own drawings and designs, mine I thought was very 90s - Gregg Akari, with a black satin skirt and alien-like mid drift top, and Cibo Matto sneaker-type platforms. We finished the workshop drawing the female image, focusing more on the conventions of a face to create our hair/make-up focused drawing. The result drawings were pretty cool, I will post mine up a bit later.
please not the terribly drawn attempt at a female figure and realistic-looking skirt
After the workshop I hopped on my way to Surry Hills festival where I met some friends and had fantastic vegan brownies, we then soaked up the amazing weather with live music and a band that I can't remember their name. I loved the fact that they had a female drummer though and groupie'd my way on to meet the band (they were so nice!) and they were very thankful for the fact that I was the only person who danced (they were amazing!) The female drummer was very fascinated by me and we discussed things like instruments and folk music :)
here are some photos from the day
me being the only audience member dancing - velvet thrift skirt and lace top from 123 shop in London
All in all it was a very nice beginning of holidays - day and I am looking forward to the next 3 weeks! :)