Fashion illustration basics
What you'll learn
- Basics of fashion illustration
- Building a figure in proportions of 10 heads
- How to draw eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, eyelashes
- How to draw a fashion figure - basic, walking and relaxed poses
- How to depict clothes on a figure
- How to work with a reference photo
- Facial proportions
- Creating templates for drawing poses
- Availability of materials for drawing - a simple pencil, colored pencil or markers, drawing paper.
If you're in love with fashion, want to learn how to draw fashion sketches but don't have an art education or drawing experience, this course will help you get started and give you basic knowledge that you can develop and deepen in the future.
In this author's course, I will introduce you to the basics of fashion illustration, share my knowledge, techniques and tricks that, I hope, will help you on the path of learning.
We will delve into the construction of the face - eyes, lips, nose, eyebrows, eyelashes and more. Let's create a face chart, and then get acquainted with the features of the construction legs, and move on to building a figure in the proportion of 10 heads.
We will also create our own custom templates for fashion figures - in motion, in a static pose, in a relaxed pose. We will learn how to depict clothes on a figure and draw a female costume and dress.
In this course special attention is paid to the face, so the course will also be of interest to those who want to learn how to draw beauty portraits.
I hope this concise course will shorten your learning curve and give you in-depth practical skills in drawing fashion illustrations.
Who this course is for:
- Fashion students
- Fashion students
- Make-up artists
- Everyone who loves fashion and wants to learn fashion illustration
- Everyone who has no experience in drawing fashion illustration
My name is Alina Grinpauka and I have been professionally engaged in fashion illustration since 2015.
I prefer traditional methods of illustration to digital. Watercolor and ink are my favorite materials.
My philosophy and research approach stems from my education. In 2014 I received a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from the Latvian Academy of Arts. After working as a freelancer in New York, I returned to Latvia with a growing portfolio of works and collaborations with brands such as Valentino, Dior, Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti, Dom Perignon, Kempinski Hotel, Taschen, etc.
For over two years now I have been teaching fashion illustration and organizing masterclasses.
Fashion Illustration for me is a synthesis of style, tale, emotion, and moment. A human story, personal yet shared, the story that I can rewrite with every painting.