Fashion illustration is definitely something I'm constantly working on, in an effort to both improve my skills and to find a style that works best for me. I would say that fashion illustration is a very wide field, especially these days. To me this revival of fashion illustration makes perfect sense. When professional photography first became a thing, fashion sketches fell into background of fashion advertising, but today they are having a comeback. Not just in marketing, but in art as well. Many artist are taking to fashion illustration.
There are people doing all kind of things, from doing complex fashion paintings that are closer to art than to sketches of clothes, to doing a very simplistic drawings meant to illustrate only clothes. From sketches of clothes to artistic fashion paintings, there are many ways to approach fashion illustrations. Sometimes fashion illustration is more about aesthetic, sometimes it is all about functionality (like in being an actual sketch of clothes, something fashion designers make for themselves and their clients). You've seen me do all kind of things here on my blog. I don't talk about it non stop, but I'm constantly trying to take my fashion illustration skills to a new level. I'm always trying out new concepts and ideas. I do feel that I'm getting closer to finding a style that would feel completely my own.
Today I'm sharing two of my new fashion illustrations with you. I've been working on a different concept, drawing the girls with ordinary pencil and the clothes with coloured pencil. Perhaps it is my way of focusing on clothes in a different way. Something like when you're having a bad day but your clothes make you feel better. Yellow is a perfect choice for summer, and wearing dresses when it gets hot is a no brainer, so I drew some yellow dresses. Both of these fashion illustrations are featuring a girl wearing a yellow dress and having a book in hand. I was going for a summery feel. The first dress is a slip dress, while the other is a shirt dress. How do you like them?
This is not the first time I drew some bookworms. I love reading, so that's not exactly surprising. A book can be a great fashion accessory as well. If you want to know how to make more time for reading, you can check out my old post (here). When it comes to reading, I'm currently obsessing over Arthur and Boris Strugatsky. These two are the classics of science fiction, but I only discovered them a few days ago. I mean I knew about them, but I never got to reading one of their books before. Right now, I'm close to finishing a novel of theirs titled The Prisoners of Power and it's aaaaaaamazing. Back to the subject of these two fashion illustrations. I've played with some digital effects, to give my illustrations a retro feel. Scroll down to have a look.....And that would be all for today. As always, thank you for reading. Your feedback is always appreciated.
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