Hope you're all having lovely evenings. I'm stressed to the max with school so I decided to give myself a break and upload the two latest (colored) dresses. These are Diglett and Dugtrio. I had many initial qualms about them for pretty obvious reasons. Is Diglett bold and striking? Is Dugtrio?... nope. Brown and rocks, with an odd little nose. That's okay though. I'm always up for a challenge.
Before I do the grand reveal I thought I'd give a bit of a plug for cycling. This weekend was my first training camp of the year with team SBC Redgoat (SBC = Saskatoon Business College). That's what we're calling it for now, anyways. I've mentioned the sponsors before so I won't go over them; however I got the opportunity to become familiar with the Redgoat training facility in Moose Jaw, SK. Redgoat is going to be a huge asset for Moose Jaw! I'm really excited for them and I know business will be booming. The facility is wide open, with plenty of space to fit a team, or for any individual to go and do self-directed training in an excellent environment.The trainers want to be involved in attendee success, which I think is great. All too often I go to a gym absolutely saturated with 'trainers' and gym staff, only to see them hanging out with each other in various corners of the gym. In addition to offering crossfit programs and expert advice, the facility also offers Computrainer sessions. If you're not a huge cycling nerd like me, let me give you the gist of it: A Computrainer essentially allows an outside element (ie. a coach or a program) to affect the intensity of your ride, when riding indoors. You are not 100% in control of your power output. This allows for great testing opportunities (which coaches love, but athletes such as myself loathe and fear), personal strides in willpower, and a good reason to stay on your trainer in those winter months. We had the opportunity to sync training videos along with our rides. A pro-cyclist with a videocamera on his helmet recorded his power output on a ride with his buddies, so that we could ride 'with' them in California or France at their intensity, despite being indoors in Moose Jaw. It was pretty sweet. Don't worry though... the intensity can be dialed down based on your personal fitness level ;)
So all in all, sweet facility. Here's a pic of how the Computrainers are used if you haven't had the faintest clue what I've been talking about. Please note that the on-screen technology is somewhat dated in this image...
|Fig 1. The dedicated cyclist... doing his scheduled training|
But on to business. The Diglett dress. As with all my Pokedresses, please do not copy or reproduce without my permissions, and click for a larger image.
|Fig 2. Diglett dress|
I went with a pretty literal skirt. She wouldn't actually be wearing rocks. I had in mind some sort of crimpy fabric that could be molded to look as though it were rocks. In real-life, I don't imagine I would want the rocks to look quite as separate from eachother as they do in the drawing.
Hope you like! Now Dugtrio. Very similar to Diglett so I pretty much just went formal with it. These two are extremely cohesive, which I don't mind.
|Fig 3. Dugtrio dress|
So yes, quite classy and formal, with quite a bit of weight to it... Dugtrio is stuck to the ground so even though many gowns nowadays like to focus on being light and airy, I sort of wanted this one to be, well, grounded. I sketched some simple shoes because I didn't want to overload the design. The skirt itself is pretty intense to look at. Paid homage to the Dugtrio silhouette with the dress shape on the back.
I'm exhausted. I could say more, but I'm tired. And I'm sure you're all bored with this by now anyway.
Have yourselves a good one! Meowth and Persion up next.
Lindsay - 29CentPens