Sharpie, Tombow Pen, Waterbrush on heavy paper

Ideations are quick concept sketches used in the entertainment business.  In the fashion business they are called Croquis, or quick sketch in French.

Ideations and croquis are created either manually or digitally.  They are usually created over a body template.  It is much better to use the same pose or a straight front view pose for all the drawings.  This way you are only looking at the garment designs and are not distracted by different poses and body types. 

These ideations/croquis shown are both done using one template. 

Below are two templates that you can download to make your own ideations/croquis templates.  Note that seamlines are drawn on both templates to help with seam placement.  These body templates are only slightly elongated to make them more suitable for a patternmaker to use.



Male - FLATS - body template - lean athletic

Female - FLATS - body template - lean athletic


About Justine Limpus Parish

Associate Professor - Art Center College of Design apparel design - Product Design Dept. costume design - Entertainment Design Dept Fashion Instructor: Mt San Antonio College Workshop instructor: Disney Consumer Products
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  1. priscillamak says:

    Thanks, Justine!
    I like them both very much ( the male and female croquis)! I am weaker on the male croquis, so, this will come in handy.
    Priscilla Mak

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