Fashion is the basis for all of my sketches. I position the figures in a way that represents fashion photography. I grew up with fashion magazines around the house and would later try sewing outfits for dolls that resembled those images. As I sketch from day to day, I relied on the feed back of my family who always told me, “not everyone looks the same, so don’t become discouraged if not every person you draw does NOT look identical”. It was a great lesson to learn and has influenced my work heavily.