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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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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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Awesome! Pencil for Fashion Design and Illustration

( go deeper! –MODEL MAGIC ONLINE MODEL DRAWING BOOTCAMP SIGNUP CLICK HERE–) Today: 7 key tips Ode to the pencil for fashion design and illustration: psssss…JOIN MODEL MAGIC ONLINE BOOTCAMP NOW ENROLLMENT IS OPEN Yes! I love those felt tip pens! Oh, the china marker!  Charcoal! Colored pencils! Watercolor pencils!  Design markers, felt-tip india ink, …

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Designing fashion with fashion flat sketches

Designing fashion with fashion flat sketches Hi!  first off I just released a Craftsy.com class all about designing fashion thru flat sketches–designing them, sketching them, from beginner to more advanced. techniques. I’m so proud of it and I adored this experience of working with their brilliant team and filming in their beautiful studios!!!  Really and …

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Childrenswear Fashion Illustrations and Design- 2 fun templates for sketching now!

Childrenswear Fashion Illustrations and TEMPLATES for FASHION DESIGN (Yes, my last two year old was very chubby :0) and she’s the reason I’ve started my own business-and her brother and sister.) I hope using these templates will help YOU start YOUR own business too, so you can have more time with your family or doing …

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Tween and Pre-teen Fashion Croquis Templates

TWEEN FASHION CROQUIS TEMPLATES- I have another resource page here including women’s and men’s templates that you can use to trace garments and illustrations onto, as well as flat sketches (technical drawings). What are “croquis templates” used for in fashion design?  I call them “paper dolls” sometimes, or “flats templates”, but whatever you call them, if …

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