FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: D&G SS 2020 COLLECTION
Hello there! I'm back with my regular feature Fashion Illustration Friday. As regular readers of my blog probably know, this is a feature devoted to my fashion illustrations. I don't necessarily post my fashion illustrations weekly, but I try to devote at least one Friday a month to my fashion illustrations. I try to keep up this fashion illustrating hobby of mine and you guys seems to enjoy it, so why not share my sketches? Today I have a couple of fashion illustrations based on Dolce and Gabbana SS 2020 woman collection to share with you. The medium is mixed- mostly ballpoint pen plus digital retouching.
BUT FIRST, LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT THE SUMMER AND SPRING 2020 COLLECTION!
One of the things I like about D&G duo is that they have a signature style. When it comes to their collections for ladies, there are a few things you can count on. In terms of cuts, there is that classical tailored look that is a part of any collection. In terms of length, this may vary a bit depending on the season but midi dresses and skirts are almost always present in their collections. When it comes to patterns, you can always count on floral and animal print to make the cut. So, how does D&G Spring and Summer 2020 differ from their other collections? Were they true to their style? Were there any new trends they embraced? Were there any surprises? The first thing that strikes me about Spring and Summer 2020 collection is the presence of two colours: khaki and green. In particular, I was surprised by the amount of khaki looks present on their SS 2020 runaway. In a way, it makes sense because khaki pairs with leopard perfectly and animal print is one of D&G signature patterns. Still, from a brand that simultaneously embraces vivid colours and black, a collection dominated by khaki was not what I expected. The presence of green was less of a surprise as it is a very trendy colour at the moment. Moreover, green was quite present in their collections up to now, especially in connection with floral prints and patterns. Speaking of which, there were a lot of tropical floral patterns present in D&G 2020 collection. It makes sense seeing that it is spring and summer collection. Now, when it comes to cuts and designs themselves, there weren't any surprises. Suits are still trending and D&G take on it is a logical development from their last collection. In terms of cuts, they're true to their somewhat classical Mediterranean style. No surprises there!
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION OF A BLACK MIDI DRESS
To make this illustration I used one of my old watercolour designs (this one) and coloured it digitally in a program called Paint 3D. I'm not really sure I know what I'm doing to be honest, but that is alright because you don't have to have it all figured out. I started playing with this program back in April and that is what I use to make my digital fashion illustrations. I know very little about digital illustration, I'm learning as I go and I'm trying to have fun in the process. As I said on my blog before, I haven't really been able to buy any new art supplies since this coronavirus thing started. If you remember, I moved for work about eight months ago and haven't really been on a hunt for new art supplies at first because it wasn't a priority and then all this chaos happened. In the last few months, I pretty much settled to drawing sketches with a ball point pen and colouring them using a computer program. I wrote about my experiences with digital art here. Anyhow, it was fun illustrating this sexy midi dress. I had a bit of a deja vu feeling as I already illustrated a D&G black midi dress in the past.
FASHION ILLUSTRATION LINKS THAT YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL IF YOU'RE INTO ART:
If you like this fashion illustration and would like to see more, you have a look these similar posts: DIGITAL RETOUCHING WITH PAINT 3D, LADY IN A LILAC DRESS and BALL PAINT FASHION ILLUSTRATION. Moreover, you're more than welcome welcome to visit my previous Friday Fashion Illustration Posts:- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: WATERCOLOUR PENCILS -IVANA'S FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: INSPIRED BY COLOURS OF AUTUMN- A GIRL IN A RED GOWN: FASHION ILLUSTRATION OF THE DAY-CUSTOMIZING A NOTEBOOK WITH A FASHION ILLUSTRATION- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: ILLUSTRATING A BLACK DRESS FROM DOLCE & GABBANA COLLECTION- 10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR FASHION ILLUSTRATION SKILLS- HOW TO CREATE A 3D FASHION ILLUSTRATION DRESS WITH DRY FLOWERS?- FRIDAY FASHION ILLUSTRATION: HAT OBSESSED -FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY INSPIRED BY SUMMER STYLE- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: SUMMER TO AUTUMN TRANSITION- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: ILLUSTRATED TOTE BAGS-FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: HAT OBSESSED - FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: NEW AUTUMN INSPIRED ART
HOW TO COLOUR A BALLPOINT PEN FASHION ILLUSTRATION DIGITALLY?
Besides collages with my art, I prepared a step by step collages to show you how I paint digitally. I wrote about ballpoint pen illustration in the past so not much to add there. It is hard to dark cover up ballpoint pen lines but you can make them lighter digitally. Personally, I just love to leave them as they are because I like that ballpoint pen look. What I typically do is to use a watercolour brush in Paint 3D program. I adjust the transparency for different effects and layering. This tool also allows me to layer colour. I don't know, I feel like it isn't that hard to paint on ballpoint sketches. I can see how a pencil sketch would work just fine. I suppose it depends on what you want. Ballpoint pen is a good medium to opt for as it is easily accessible. It is quite easy to carry a pen with you, most of us do it anyway. In addition, the combination of ballpoint pen and digital can work well you're pressed for time or financially challenged. It is an interesting medium for both beginners and advanced artists. It is also educating to be able to see every line. In short, ballpoint pen is used by many, for various reasons. Bellow you can see a ballpoint pen sketch followed by digital art collage. I have used Paint 3D computer program to manually colour the fashion illustration on the collage you can see bellow as well as for other illustrations.