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WONDERFUL: Tayasui Sketches Number 1 desktop app for Fashion Illustration (video post)

After resisting digital art supplies for decades, since 2015 I’ve been shouting from the rooftops that Tayasui Sketches is my favorite app for fashion design illustration and sketching….. HANDS DOWN! And I usually use it on my ipad. But ometimes I have a student or client who doesn’t have an iPad. (I first used Tayasui …

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Instagram for fashion, design, and business- It’s a visual party! COME

INSTAGRAM for FASHION -LOVE! ( My instagram for fashion feed is embedded here  at the bottom of the page using an awesome “instagram feed” plugin!) Scroll down to see my recent posts right here! My video loaded with everything I learned while I tripled my instagram following in a month while euphorically harnessing the many tricks and tools that beginners …

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Fashion Illustration Techniques: Textures and Contours

MY LOVES!!! LET’S TALK about the role of CONTOURS in FASHION ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES! …..Edges, curves, textures, and lines.  “Contours” are turning, winding edges. CONTOURS are something I refer to A LOT.  Once you get into discussing visual arts and drawings, it is a vital word.  Specifically, CONTOUR refers to outlines, and edges. For fashion design …

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Breathe more LIFE and MOVEMENT into your fashion illustrations

How do you breathe more LIFE and MOVEMENT into your fashion illustrations? Everybody asks “how do I get the stiffness out of my drawings?”. I’ve got 10 FABULOUS TIPS for you. Let me know in the comments below if you have any game-changers from this list! HELLO TRIBE! I’m definitely biased towards lively, moving drawings….. …

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Illustrating fashion in Gouache: a walk-through

 Illustrating fashion designs in gouache: Do YOU GET NERVOUS approaching the blank page? That’s normal. I thought I’d share a few photos step by step of myself illustrating fashion design from a photo/model/dress/design/fabric  that I just loved by KachiDesigns, (who I discovered through AfricaFashionWeek (AFW) and follow on Instagram). My remedy for “blank page freeze-up” is …

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