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Making of a fashion illustration / Crtanje modne ilustracije ( Dolce& Gabbana Spring Summer 2017)


Today I'll be sharing with you one of my recent fashion illustration. This one was inspired by Dolce & Gabbana  Spring Summer 2017 runaway look. What did I like about this look? Well, frankly I liked everything about it, from the gladiator vibe to  this gorgeous mustard green colour.  The model was also gorgeous, I don't know her name, but I love her attitude on the runway. Who wouldn't want to draw her? Who wouldn't want to illustrate something like this? Who doesn't like Dolce & Gabbana? 

Danas sa vama dijelim svježu (ili kako bi mi u Dalmaciji rekli "frišku") modnu ilustraciju. Ova je bila nadahnuta revijom Dolce& Gabbana za proljeće i ljeto ove godine. Što mi se svidjelo? Baš sve, od gladiatorskog štiha do ove prekrasne nijanse zelene boje koja me pomalo podsjeća na senf (kada mi senf bio zelen). Manekenka je također jako lijepa, ne znam kako se zove, ali sviđa mi se njen stav na pisti. Tko je ne bi želio nacrtati? Tko ne bi poželio ilustrirati ovako nešto? Tko ne voli Dolce& Gabbana marku?





dolce &gabbana spring summer 2017




 The process of making a fashion illustration like this is pretty simple if you know what you're doing. If you don't know anything about it, there are YouTube tutorials you can watch and books (not to mention courses) that explain it. I opted for YouTube, probably because it is free. Anyhow, I think I already told you that I found an illustrating teacher I like. I've started following  Zoe Hong (here)  recently and hers is still my go to channel. From my own personal experience, fashion illustrating is mostly a matter of practice. Every illustrator I've talked to says it takes a long time to develop one's style and that is...absolutely true. So, practice, practice, practice.  After that, all you need to do is find a look that you like, then draw it in your own style. I'm pretty happy with this one. Naturally, I'm speaking from a perspective of someone who is doing fashion illustrations for the fun of it. It is not like I'm planning to become a fashion illustrator. I'm just (like every women I know) a perfectionist, so even if something is a hobby for me, I want to own it. Plus, I love fashion so having a lot of fashion inspired paintings, illustrations and drawings is a win win in my book.

Sam proces izrade modne ilustracije je poprilično jednostavan ako znate što radite. Ako ne znate, postoje youtube tutoriali koje možete gledati, knjige koje možete čitati, a i tečajevi koje možete pohađati. Ja sam odabrala YouTube- vjerojatno jer je besplatan. Zoe Hong sam nedavno počela pratiti i već sam je spomenula na blogu, još uvijek pratim njen kanal i mogu ga preporučiti još jednom (ovdje). Iz nekoga osobnoga iskustva, modne ilustracije su većinom stvar prakse. Svaki ilustrator s kojim sam pričala kaže da treba puno vremena da bi se razvio vlastiti stil i to je...stvarno istina. Tako da, vježba, vježba i vježba. Nakon puno prakse preostaje vam samo pronaći neku kreaciju koja vam se sviđa i nacrtati je u svom stilu. Dosta sam zadovoljna s ovom. Naravno govorim iz perspektive nekoga tko radi modne ilustracije za svoju dušu. Nije da se planiram baviti modnom ilustracijom. Po prirodi sam perfekcionist (kao i svaka žena valjda) pa želim da sve što radim bude što bolje, čak i kada je neki hobby u pitanju. Osim toga, volim modu i nekakav scenarij u kojem završim s hrpom crteža, ilustracija i slika nadahnutih modom je svakako pozitivan.
 watercolour


 fashion illustration

The medium of this one is watercolour on paper. When you're working with watercolours, you can sketch with a pencil first. You can always delete the pencil later. This will depend on the effect you're going for, I sometimes do it and sometimes I do not. One trick that I learned from watching tutorials from Zoe is that you should try out your watercolours before you apply them. Make a stroke and see if it is what you want. If not adjust the colour and your tool (in this case a brush). Typically,  I do these test moves on the bottom of the sheet of paper I'm painting on because I figured I can always cut them out..or even leave them be. However, if you want a really clean look then best to do these tests on another sheet (but it has to be the same kind of paper as the sheet of paper you're using for painting). 

Medij je akvarel na papiru. Kada crtate s vodenim bojama uvijek si možete prvo skicirati s olovkom. Uvijek možete kasnije izbrisati olovkom. Ovo će ovisiti o efektu koji želite postići, npr. ja to nekad radim, a nekad i ne. Jedan trik koji sam naučila gledajući tutoriale je da trebate isprobati vodene boje prije nego što ih stavite na papir. Napravite pokusni potez i vidite je li to ono što želite. Ako ne, prilagodite boju i alat (u ovom slučaju kist). Ja uobičajeno radim te poteze na istom komadu papiru na kojem slikam (pri dnu) jer računam da ih uvijek mogu odrezati  ili ih čak tako ostaviti. Naravno, ako želite postići uredan izgledan onda je najbolje da napravite taj test na drugom papiru, ali mora biti iste vrste kao onaj komad papira koji koristite za crtanje).


modna ilustracija



What do you think about this illustration? Do you like it? What do you think about the outfit itself? I do really like this collection. In fact, I sketched another runaway look from this D&G collection. I'm not sure when I will find the time to colour it, but as soon as I do, I will post that one too. P.S. I'm trying to come up with a new blogging schedule, I still haven't worked it out. All I can tell you for now is that I probably won't post as often as I used to.

Što vam se čini od ove ilustracije? Sviđa li vam se? Kakav je dizajn? Meni se stvarno sviđa ova kolekcija. Zapravo sam već skicirala još jednu kombinaciju s piste iz ove D&G kolekcije. Nisam sigurna kada ću je stići obojiti, ali čim je obojim, objavit ću i tu. P.S. Pokušavam napraviti neki novi raspored objavljivanja, nisam još sve smislila, zasada vam samo mogu reći da vjerojatno neću objavljivati onako često kao nekad.


Comments

  1. I love your drawings <3

    Take care,
    Rizuna from A Well-dressed Nerd

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  2. Wonderful post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  3. very pretty! nice illustration and a gorgeous pick of clothes!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. I'm your newest follower! I'd be sooo happy if you could check out my blog as well!

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  4. I love this illustration and I love this outfit too. I would like to wear this little dress, but I suppose, it more suitable for a pretty young girl ;-)
    Beside watching the You Tube tutorials and practice, practice, practice I think you have a lot of talent, dear Ivana!

    xxxxx Nadine

    http://nadinecd.blogspot.co.at

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    1. thank you dear Nadine:)
      I think one is never too old to wear what one likes.

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  5. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

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  6. I really like this illustration Ivana! I think you captured her dress really well! :) xx

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  7. Oh very cute darling
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  8. Nice!

    http://caritrini.blogspot.com.es

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  9. aw well, it's very pretty, congrats :D
    keep going
    http://diannetho.es/castillo-drachenburg/

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  10. Great post,photos are amaizing!
    If you want that we follow each other,let me know :)
    Also can you please click on links at the end of my last post :)
    http://beautyshapes3.blogspot.hr

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  11. Very useful post my dear!! You are doing great job :-)

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  12. Ivana drag,a svaka čast, zaista sam oduševljena tvojim radom! Vrlo si kreativna i vrlo profesionalna.

    Gotičarka

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  13. It's a fun collection and you chose a great look to illustrate! I like the pinafore effect of the dress.

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  14. Da, ko ne voli D&G! :) Razumem potpuno zbog čega te je baš ta kreacija inspirisala kao i činjenicu da te podseća na senf iako je zelene boje :) Ne razumem se u modne ilustracije, ali tvoja verzija meni izgleda prelepo i prosto ne znam da je zamislim u nekoj drugoj varijanti. Tako podseća na proleće, na leto, na nešto pozitivno i veselo :) Isprobavanje boje svakako ima smisla. Uz tvoje instrukcije ću se možda i ja okušati jednog dana :) Divno je što te to ispunjava. Razumem taj često nepotrebni perfekcionizam. Ja mislim da sam sve komplikovanija po tom pitanju, umesto da bude obrnuto. Ali da, ženama je teško da se reše komplikovanosti. Što se objavljivanja tiče, nadam se da ćeš naći sistem koji ti odgovara. Ja sam ranije objavljivala 3 puta nedeljno, a sad jedva stignem i dva puta. Ali najvažnije da nas ovo ne sputava previše jer i ovako traži toliko truda i vremena...

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    1. hvala ti...mi smo žene nekakvo sve podložne tom perfekcionizmu, nekad nam to dobro i dođe, a nekad nam samo smeta.

      Slažem je da je bitno da nas ne sputava previše jer onda gubimo motivaciju za baviti se blogom.

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  16. You did a beautiful job Ivana! I love Dolce & Gabbana! I always look forward to their runway show. I hope you do more in runway designs in the future.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  17. You've done a fantastic job of this drawing :) and I love the collection. Dolce & Gabbana - very inspiring. Kisses - Margot :)

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  18. Wow you are very talented, Ivana, I must say...becoz of the way you draw those fashion illustrations....are just brilliant. Never stop doing them.

    xo
    www.thepositivewindow.com

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  19. Fantastic job dear. I love this outfit and your work <3

    Kisses :**

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  20. I rather like the outfit! It has a fun gladiator meets a pinafore feel to it!

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