A croquis is a quick sketch, usually of a live model or of the human form. Since croquis is a French term for a basic figure template, it’s a very familiar word in the fashion design industry. Croquis is actually new word to me, though not a new concept since I’ve been familiar with quick sketching since before I can remember. I rather like the word croquis though, and I’m fully intending to put it to full use, especially since I’m currently trying my hand at fashion illustration and a good croquis is the key to a great finished piece!
How familiar are you with croquis and have you ever tried your hand at one or several? I’d love to know!
Namaste ~ Ella
** If there’s a word you’d like to see added to the Word Nerd roster, please feel free to contact me or suggest it in the comments – I love feedback and recommendations!