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Tonight is the last night of my fashion illustration class at 3rd Ward.  It has gone by way too fast and I could definitely use another 6 weeks of it.

It is funny to be working backwards–going from a process of being able to cut a pattern from an idea and sew a finished costume to the first step of the the initial sketch–but I know finding my own drawing style is going to change the way I design in a positive way.  It is so important to be able to communicate gesture and line, especially when you are trying to render costume designs for dance.  I think I am slowly but surely getting there.  At the very least, I am not afraid to draw anymore!

Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.