Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sketch or first draft; a study.

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  • noun art A quick and sketchy drawing, often of a live model. Croquis drawings are usually made in a few minutes, after which the model changes pose and another croquis is drawn.

Etymologies

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From French

Examples

  • WV: croquis: When your beloved pet croquis, you can turn him into a science project.

    Blame Decopac

  • Ferez-vous des croquis de chevaux s'il vous plait merci

    North Africa Trek

  • For the last commenter, I suggest creating a croquis the Threads magazine website has instructions!

    Trappings: Stories of Women, Power, and Clothing - A Dress A Day

  • Every picture tells a story, and a picture is worth ten thousand words, and "Un bon croquis vaut mieux qu'un long discours," as Napoleon once said to Josephine. enough! we get it! ed.

    It's called "zeitgeist," have you heard of it?

  • I love these vintage patterns even though I don't have an 18 waist like the croquis.

    This is only a test. - A Dress A Day

  • December 24th, 2006 at 2: 23 am fashion invades Teh Geekosphere ™ « verbal croquis

    Women. Clothes. Style. Ugh.

  • The most interesting sites were recommended to M. Lacaze, whose portfolio was soon filled with about two hundred illustrations, in oil and water-colours, pencil croquis and “sun-pictures.”

    The Land of Midian

  • M. Lacaze brought back several Alpine plants, a small Helix which he had found near the summit, and copious scrawls for future croquis — his studies of the “Pins” and the

    The Land of Midian

  • The sight delighted us; and M. Lacaze here made one of his most effective croquis, showing the explorers reduced to the size of ants.

    The Land of Midian

  • Amongst them was a little exhibition of mineralogy and archaeology, maps and plans, sketches and croquis, at the Hippodrome.

    The Land of Midian

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