A croquis drawing is a fast and scribbled sketch of a live model. In fashion, the word refers to a rapid sketch of a person (usually nine heads tall because this is the accepted dimensions for fashion illustration) with a rough depiction of the garments being developed. The term comes from the French word for pencil, crayon.
In advertising, a croquis is a quick, hand-drawn sketch used by artists to test ideas before committing to a full painting or piece of graphic design. The term originates from the French word for pencil, crayon.
Stylized croquis are those where the artist has taken some artistic license in order to make the image more interesting or appealing. These can be done by changing the position of limbs or altering the face shape for example. Often, parts will be omitted too; for example, if there's room on the page, an eye will often be left out of the portrait.
They are useful tools for artists to test different options without spending time completing detailed drawings. Sometimes, stylized croquis are used as presentation pieces or even as part of ad campaigns themselves.
There are several methods used by artists when creating stylized croquis, such as using reference photos as a guide, but many also create them quickly using only their imagination.
The Cro-Magnons used a variety of painting methods that evolved over time. They painted on cave walls with crude crayons or drew on them with brushes made from tufts of animal hair or shredded plant stalks. They sometimes paint with their fingertips. When they wanted to color in an image with a more precise brush, they'd use red ochre or black stone powder.
They also used colored feathers or bits of shell to decorate their clothes and weapons. These decorations were often attached using natural gum found in trees or plants. The glue was soft when fresh and hardened into a rock-hard material that could last for thousands of years.
Cro-Magnon artists had a unique style that was well developed. They used bright colors and created images that show knowledge of anatomy. For example, they often depicted horses with elongated necks and legs to indicate that they were proud animals. They also showed scenes from daily life in the caves they lived in. These paintings are now in museums all over the world.
There's not much evidence that Cro-Magnons wrote anything down, but they may have done so in caves elsewhere in Europe. Some archaeologists think they may have used sticks with holes drilled in them to mark important places in their drawings.
It's hard to say what ideas were going through the heads of these ancient people as they painted their pictures.
Figurative drawing, often known as life drawing, is a type of creative method that focuses on depicting the human figure. It ranges from extremely precise and anatomically exact renditions of the human body to looser, more abstract depictions of the human figure. Figurative artists use any medium they choose to create their images; common materials include pencil, charcoal, ink, and paint. Artists often work from photographs or live models.
The term "body sketch" is commonly used to describe a figurative drawing. Body sketches are usually very detailed and accurate, focusing on specific anatomical features. They are useful for gaining an understanding of proportion and anatomy without making a full-size copy of the subject's figure. Body sketches can also be used as a basis for creating a more finished painting or sculpture.
Croquet, on the other hand, is probably definitely of French origin, being a variant of "crochet," which derives from "croc," which means "a crook," the original shape of the stick before the more frequent mallets arrived. The English language lost its "c" sound centuries ago, so there is no real way to know for sure how it originally began.
That said, there are several theories as to how crochet came to be used in reference to playing games. One theory is that it was based on the sound of the crocket, a small box worn by priests during the Middle Ages as an ornamentation. Another theory is that it was derived from a German word for "hook," which would make sense since that's what you use to crochet things together.
Either way, croquet as we know it today was first brought to England in the early 1800s and has been popular ever since.
In conclusion, crochet comes from French or French-German (or even Ancient Arabic) while croquet is simply another name for a game played with a croquet set. There are other games that can be played with a croquet set, such as chukker and polo. However, because croquet is most associated with tennis, we will focus on that game here.