I like making fashion illustrations like this one, those in which I include both a full body and a close up. These take a bit more time to make, but they are worth it. I like the idea of being able to illustrate the hair do and make up as well. The girls I illustrate don't wear that much make up (mostly just a lipstick, blush and mascara) but I like the idea of make up being a part of an outfit. I'm not exactly the most creative person when it comes to make up, but I don't avoid it in my illustrations. Anyhow, when you're doing a typical fashion illustration, you don't really get to show that much detail. I suppose it all depends on what one wants to convey. A lot of time fashion illustrators don't even paint faces and that's fine. As I said, it all depends on the purpose behind the illustration itself. Considering that I draw and paint fashion illustrations for myself, I don't have to follow any rules and I can focus on the details if that is what makes me happy. For example, the girl on this illustration wars a dark pink nail-polish. I like to illustrate details like that one. The medium is watercolour on paper.
What follows bellow is another illustrated outfit proposal that I shared recently. I will include it here as well because it is relevant to the theme of this post. This fashion illustration is a bit different, because I used more pencil (I didn't originally even plan to colour it with watercolours but I changed my mind). Anyhow, here I illustrated a girl wearing a green skirt. The colour scheme is also different, more toned down (blue and black paired with green) so if you're not into colourful looks, you might try wearing something like this. It is all about finding in what you feel most comfortable in. I personally really like this green trend. I feel like embracing it in every way possible, opting for tones ranging from olive green to neon green. Truth be told, green has been a part of my wardrobe for a long time, so naturally it is a lot of fun to see it become a trend. When something becomes a trend, it is always fascinating to observe it evolve, don't you think?
A few more words about this illustrated outfit. Here we have a girl wearing a bright green coat with dark green details. I really like this trend of coats in all colours. It's great that we don't have to stick with traditional black anymore, not unless we really want to. So, why not try out a green coat? Yesterday I showed you my new dark pink coat (here). I don't own a green coat yet, but I'm tempted to get one. The rest of the outfit is all about layering. A purple turtleneck paired with a pink vest and a pink skirt, finished off with a pair of purple high heels. I know that's a lot of colour, but some people (like yours truly ) do love colour. I don't know if you can tell but the blonde on this illustration is also wearing tights. I always wear tights in Winter. I'm not one of those brave souls who don't wear tights or socks even in Winter. I mean kudos to you, if you can pull it out but it's not for me. Where I live it doesn't even get that cold and this Winter, in particular, has been quite warm but I do usually pair my skirts and dresses with tights and/or leggings.