Fashion portrait. Step-by-step guide for everyone.
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Fashion portrait. Step-by-step guide for everyone.

From framework to color composition
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Last updated 10/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • learn theory and practice of female face composition laws
  • learn to hatch and create volume with hatchwork
  • stylize the portrait in the mood of fashion illustration
  • paint hair and hairstyle that often determine the whole effect of fashion illustration; figure out the composition of hair – from its mass to separate locks and curls; you’ll be able to successfully use your knowledge in future work
  • use watercolor to develop colorful image, and ink glazing to underline its details
  • learn a lot of useful nuances about graphics on watercolor-toned paperdo careful hatching with graphite pencil
  • during this course students will use pencil and ink to create a spectacular female image. From now on you’ll know how to turn into reality your own portraits: imaginary characters or real people
  • together with Julia you’ll eventually create at least one complete work, and as maximum – you’ll get vast knowledge on using graphics to create female images, and a platform for self-improvement in fashion illustration and other techniques
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Requirements
  • Brushes (squirrel, kolinsky stable) №2,
  • watercolors,
  • black ink,
  • paper – “Linen” for watercolor, stretched to the board,
  • graphite pencils of different characteristics,
  • copy paper (for sketching),
  • 2 hours to complete the work.
Description

This course is the foundation for the good start in the world of fashion imagery. To master it one will only need graphite pencils, watercolor, ink, and paper. With this you’ll have the knowledge to create any kind of female image inspired by fashion illustration. 

You’ll learn the difference between realistic portrait drawn from nature and the “fashion” portrait made from photo. Indeed, the ratio, lines, junctures, drawing schemes, - everything could be the same, with the only difference in the stylization of an image in line with current trends of fashion and beauty. 

You will differentiate between recognizability and grotesque, and keep the right proportion between the fashion demands and everlasting beauty canons.

Who is the target audience?
  • Тhose who keep up with the times, take interest in fashion industry, and expand the horizons of personal knowledge and skills.
  • Those who prefer human image in the art.
  • Those who want to learn the art of realistic portrait, and those who is not ready to paint from life, but wants to create proper unique images.
  • Those who want try hand in fashion illustration, and create extremely fashionable and modern images, that are so popular in our times.
  • Those who are fond of pencil drawing and watercolor.
  • No training required.
  • For children above 12.
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
02:09:49
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The author of the course is Julia Logvinenko
1 Lecture 00:44

The author of the course is Julia Logvinenko, illustrator and designer who works in fashion industry. This course is the foundation for the good start in the world of fashion imagery. To master it one will only need graphite pencils, watercolor, ink, and paper. With this you’ll have the knowledge to create any kind of female image inspired by fashion illustration. You’ll learn the difference between realistic portrait drawn from nature and the “fashion” portrait made from photo. Indeed, the ratio, lines, junctures, drawing schemes, - everything could be the same, with the only difference in the stylization of an image in line with current trends of fashion and beauty. Julia will help you differentiate between recognizability and grotesque, and keep the right proportion between the fashion demands and everlasting beauty canons.

Preview 00:44
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1. Drawing a portrait in pencil
10 Lectures 59:13

This topic reminds us of geometrical problem. Julia teaches:

  • how to calculate right face proportions for an average person
  • how to position the outer eyebrows angle, knowing where the inner angle is; how to outline the mouth line, taking eyes as initial point
  • how to compose the face and the head of a person in a simple and correct way

You’ll learn the logic of the composition of the face, that is:

  • a certain proportion system, characteristic for an average face
  • how to use the pencil to outline main face lines
  • how to divide face into sectors, that help to position the details correctly: eyes, nose, lips, hairline, and ears
  • how to outline the composition on the paper to leave some space for future “growth” of the image
  • together with the teacher you’ll drill down the position of every detail on the face; you’ll learn how to “plant” eyes on the face, how to outline eyebrows and nose line, how to compose facial contours and mark hairline, how to create ears of the right size, etc. If you see someone not so handsome on your first sketch, just follow the teacher’s lead, and soon enough you’ll transform the scheme in the real face.
Preview 09:14

This is another big topic of the course.

You’ll learn what is stylization and what role it plays in fashion illustration. Julia tells about the most essential parameters in today’s fashion that rules not only clothes, but also facial lines and contours. Did you think that fashion is only about clothes and presenting models? Julia will explain you everything about fashionable nose, fashionable mouth, and fashionable eyebrows.

You’ll learn:

  • exactly what kind of present trends one needs to reflect in illustration to make it really “fashionable”, even if fashionable trends bring disproportion
  • how to make facial scheme more specific, add necessary details and stylize them
  • how to “settle” the pupil and avoid its floating in the deep og the eye
  • how to measure the level of stylizing, and what happen if we neglect it
  • is it possible to break the rules while drawing; whet it is unacceptable, and when it should be done on a reason.
1.2. Styling of the model in the spirit of fashion illustration
08:09

This topic might seem boring and too “academic”, but it is fundamental for the creation of visual volume of any object, be it cylinder or human face.

This lesson is dedicated to the analysis of the main concepts of dimensional construction of any object. Through the example of the model Julia explains such important concepts as light-and-shade, fleck and overtone, half-tone and half-shade, their meaning and their importance for the painter.

Preview 02:39

Another very important theme that influences the success of the whole work. Depending on the position of the source of light we’ll learn to set the light-and-shade composition of the face.

Preview 01:54

This part is about mastering the art of hatchwork. The teacher gives advice on the choice of pencil for every stage of the work. You’ll learn the importance of the direction of the stroke, and will get many useful advices of hatchwork. Julia explains how to show the depth of eye-pits, how to draw in the inside of the eyes, how to work with eyebrows, and show the volume of the nose and lips.

1.5. Giving volume to the details of the face
08:16

At this stage we continue adding depth and relief by means of hatching We work with lips.

1.6. Continuation
03:18

1.7. Showing facial contours with hatching
06:49

Positioning of light. shadow, and overtone on the forehead and other parts of the face. Learning to express more volume, and create the perfect “expansion” of the color.

1.9. Adding color to face cavities
05:51

Shadow’s characteristics, and its creation with pencils of various softness. Creating the volume of the neck.

1.8. Forming the falling shadow of the face
04:02

Adding nuances and highlights.

1.10 Finishing the work on the face
09:01
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2. Learning to paint the hair
6 Lectures 44:57
  • Ways to create expressive and textured hair.
  • The teacher leads you through interesting and unusual exercise.
  • You’ll learn to paint proper light and shadow on hair both on object and on separate locks.
  • Ways to draw separate locks and hairs.
  • Complicated topic: fleck, light, half-light, half-tone, shadow, overtone, What are these and how to manage them on hair.
2.1. Composition of the hair
10:09

Hatching with pencils of different softness. Recommendations of how to choose pencils and when to whittle them. Ways to paint whole locks, curls, ends of hair, and separate hairs.

2.2. Exercise (continuation)
09:50

Painting the hairstyle of the model. You’ll learn:

  • How to paint some hairstyle elements and outline separate locks and curls.
  • How to form the general composition, given the painted hairstyle.
  • How to “specify” the logic of the growth and the positioning of curls in the hairstyle.
  • How to “shape” the parting.
2.3. Work with hair in the illustration
03:55

The teacher explains:

  • How to localize the source of the light and shady parts of the hairstyle.
  • How to hatch separate curls, and show separate hairs.
2.4. Hatching of the main hairstyle elements
07:43

In this part of the lesson you’ll learn:

  • How to demonstrate the mass of the hair and its structure.
  • Where and how to show the “transition” of the shady part to the light.
  • How the logic of the hair growth influences the division between shadow and light.
  • How is the hatching at the hair roots different from the one at the end of the curl.
  • How to demonstrate the structure of the hair, avoiding fragmentation in hatchwork.
2.5. Creating the volume of the hair
03:29

  • In this lesson Julia explains how use hatching of the hair to “move” the face to the foreground.
  • What type of pencil is better for various goals.
  • What is better to avoid in composition.
  • What is a visual “irritant” in the work.
  • Why it is better to whittle pencils.
  • How to shape the end of the lock.
  • How to draw a spectacular curl.
  • What pencil to use on light and dark parts of the hair. Julia sees this work as understanding of the algorithm, logic, and constant analysis. You’ll learn how important inspiration and analysis are for the good drawing and right space and light-and-shadow solutions. 
2.6. The lock
09:51
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3. Fashion portrait in color
3 Lectures 24:55

During this huge lesson you’ll learn:

  • How to make wet base for a colorful ground.
  • How to mix colors on the work itself.
  • How to get a spectacular color elaboration from seemingly careless blots.

You’ll see bold and dynamic method to add deliberate carelessness to your work (try to repeat that), and after the demonstration and explanations from the teacher you’ll learn:

  • How to suggest clothes without painting it in details.
  • How to remove “excessive” paint where it isn’t needed in accordance with the idea of the author.
3.1. Watercolor work
06:39

In this lesson Julia will teach you how to work in glazing technique, gradually gaining color from lighter to darker:

  • decide the position of light and shade
  • create the volume of the hairstyle, draw the contour of the face, set the position of shadows.
  • How to use various shades of ink, gradually intensifying the volume of the image.
  • How to gradually draw every detail on the face: eyes, nose, lips, ears, hand below the face, locks.
  • How to use black ink to create a fleck on the hair.
  • How to draw volume and separate curls.
  • How to show shadow below the hair.

Julia tells:

  • How to use various shades of ink, gradually intensifying the volume of the image.
  • How to gradually draw every detail on the face: eyes, nose, lips, ears, hand below the face, locks.
  • How to use black ink to create a fleck on the hair.
  • How to draw volume and separate curls.
  • How to show shadow below the hair.
3.2. Watercolor work
08:32

The teacher demonstrates:

  • How to add some careless curls.
  • The technique of specifying the facial contours with a thin brush, the contour’s dependence from the source of light.
  • How to show the pupil gradually, add consciousness to the look, and how to paint eyebrows with the black ink.
  • How to use light glazing to add tone to the cheekbones, and to make face more sculptured.
  • Which method will help you to “move” the face to the front. Is it possible to turn the board during work, and more.
3.3. Working on the details
09:44
About the Instructor
Tatiana Knyazhitskaya
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Artist, publisher. Art Historian, PhD.

I specialize in the promotion of contemporary art.

I graduated from the Faculty of History, St. Petersburg State University and I am PhD in Art History. Author of books in the field of history of art and stained glass history. I has published over 100 articles in popular and scientific magazines. Member of international conferences in the field of art.
The organizer and leader of the largest specialized web resource on the history of stained glass art.

I organize exhibitions, workshops and art conferences. Here I present created under my leadership training video tutorials.


We work with the best artists and mentors to convey their knowledge to mankind.

Yulia Logvinenko
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Fashion-illustrator, fashion designer, working in the fashion industry. Yulia graduated from St. Petersburg State University with a degree in Technology and Design "Costume Design". For a long time Yulia worked in the fashion house of Janis Chamalidy. Then she provide trainings in a private school of design.