FRIDAY FASHION ILLUSTRATION: REFERENCE IS IMPORTANT!
Hello darlings! It's Friday and that means one thing- more fashion illustration talk and work. Read my last post in this category here. Today I have two new fashion illustrations to share with you. I drew both of them using photographs of myself (taken by my husband) as a reference. The medium is once again watercolour pencils (Staedtler brand) on paper. If you have followed my blog recently, you might have noticed that I often use these pencils for fashion illustration.
As you can see, there are two outfits that I illustrated. One is a winter outfit I wore couple of years ago for a visit to Međugorje and the other is a spring outfit I wore for a visit to historical (MEDIEVAL) fair in Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina (READ MORE HERE).
SHOULD YOU USE A REFRENCE WHEN PRACTISING FASHION ILLUSTRATION?
Is reference important? Should I drew with a reference or from imagination? My answer would be that you should do both. When I wrote about ten ways to improve your fashion illustration skills, both drawing with and without reference made my list of tips. I said that drawing with reference is important because it not only teaches you how to draw what you see but it also teaches you to look and pay attention to details. Similarly, drawing without a reference is important because it teaches you to see with your mind's eye. Both is important to challenge yourself. Sometimes you can combine both, as I did with the illustration bellow. I used different colours then in the original photograph, but the inspiration is still visible.
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 FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: MY INSPIRATIONS
I actually already illustrated this outfit before, but this was the first time I did it in colour. Scroll bellow to see work in progress photographs as well as the digital version of this illustration that I uploaded to my redbubble shop.
This watercolour pencil illustration is quite photograph accurate when it comes to clothes, but the face is more stylized.
THE GYPSY INSPIRED OUTFIT AND THE DIY BROOCH
Bellow is a few more photographs of my gypsy inspired outfit accompanied with a photograph of a DIY brooch I made myself. I sewed this brooch from vintage fabric as a gift for a friend. Isn't it cute? I actually made a few of them, I can't wait to show them all to you.
SOME LINKS IN CASE YOU WANT TO CHECK MORE OF MY ART:
ANOTHER ART UPDATE HERE: MARKER ILLUSTRATIONS AND DIGITAL
BEFORE THAT: FIVE WATERCOLOUR PORTRAITS
BEFORE THAT: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, BLIDINJE MOUNTAIN CHURCH
INSPIRED BY MICA, SHEILA AND BLAIR + my previous INSPIRED BY POSTS starting with the most recent ones:
INSPIRED BY VIX (COLOURED PENCILS)
As always, thank you for visit. Many of my paintings and illustrations are available as prints on redbubble and arthaus, but if you have any inquiries about buying originals you may send me an email.