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Fashion Illustration Class

fashion illustration class, watercolor illustration, art by Elena FayHey fellow artists! I’m so excited to share amazing news with you!!!! Last month I published my very first Fashion Illustration class on Skillshare and I was amazed by the response and support from you guys!!! I couldn’t even imagine that so many of you want to learn fashion illustration! I’m already working on new classes and by the time you stumble upon this blog post, maybe it’s already there, so check out my page and I would love to see you in my creative squad!

If you never heard of Skillshare, you should definitely check it out right now!! It’s an online learning community where you can find thousands of amazing courses. The classes are video based and you can do them entirely at your own pace.
fashion illustration, watercolor illustration, art by Elena FayMy Fashion Illustration Class includes short video lessons where you can learn the basics of fashion figure drawing, face drawing, fun and easy to follow tutorials that will help you to create beautiful fashion illustrations. fashion illustration, watercolor illustration, art by Elena Fay

If you crave learning new things, whether it’s how to learn social media marketing, how to make money blogging, learn to cook/ draw or design- Skillshare is the perfect place! I can go on and on about this platform because it’s really awesome!

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Sweet Friday/ Nursery Decor

purple and gold nursery decorHappy Friday everyone! A few days ago I updated my Etsy shop with some fun paintings that are perfect as a nursery or office decor. I love how these sets of 2 butterflies and a heart turned out. Adding some gold splatters was my favorite part. purple wall art, nursery decorunique nursery decorpink butterfly paintingpink and gold nursery art

Here are the art supplies that I used:

Canvas  12×12

Paints: Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint, I bought it here and Winsor & Newton Acrylic Paint

If you would like to see the whole collection, all the items are available in my Etsy shop.

Have a beautiful weekend!

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Sweet Family Portrait

Every time I get a chance to work on a sweet family portrait like this one, I get really excited! Knowing that this custom watercolor artwork will be hanging in this sweet girl’s room and will be cherished for many years, makes me really happy.custom watercolor portrait by Elena Fayfashion illustration of mom and a babycustom fashion portrait watercolor family portrait

custom artwork by Elena Fay

Here are the art supplies that I used:

Paper: I used Fluid Hot Press Watercolor Paper, 300g, the paper is very smooth and perfect for custom projects. You can find it here .  Here is a similar one

Watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors, I bought it here

I hope your week is as beautiful as this project turned out to be!

Thank you so much to all of you who supports my work by purchasing something in my Etsy shop, it really means a lot!!

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How to Draw Fashion Illustration: Fashion Figure 101

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Today, I’m excited to bring you some easy step-by-step instructions to creating a fashion figure.  As soon as you know the basics, creating a fashion illustration will be so much easier. Hope you’ll find it fun and helpful! And if you love fashion illustration as much as I do, check out my  Fashion Illustration class on Skillshare where I share all the basics about drawing a figure, finding great poses and painting illustration with watercolor.

There is no THE RIGHT WAY nor THE ONLY WAY to draw a fashion figure. Every artist has his/her own particular style so don’t be intimidated by the variety of tutorials and different techniques. All you need is to learn the basics and choose the technique that works for you.

It’s important to first understand the human body, how it moves, and how it is shaped so you can create realistic looking sketches.

There is a big difference between real human body proportions and fashion illustration proportions. If you measure a figure in heads, an average female figure will be 8 heads tall (example below). In fashion illustration we change the proportions to make the figure look taller and it can become 8-10 heads. Every illustrator adds their own style. Some artists exaggerate proportions to make their sketches stand up and be recognizable. fashion illustration template, fashion figurefashion sketching 101, how to draw fashion illustration, fashion illustration techniques, fashion illustration tutorialfashion sketching 101, how to draw fashion illustration, fashion illustration techniques

Here is a simple formula that I use to draw a fashion illustration

Tools:

Paper, Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser, Colored pencils or markers

Step 1

Draw 9 inch vertical line -so it’s easy to divide it into 9 parts – it will be the balance line

Step 2:

Divide the line into 9 equal parts (each part will be the size of the head)

At the beginning you can use a ruler but after some practice you will feel pretty confident and will draw without ithow to draw fashion figureStep 3

At the top (part1) draw a head (egg/oval shape)

Step 4

Now lets find the lines for the neck, bust, waist, hips, crotch, knees and ankles.

1 1/3 heads -the neck and shoulder line

2 1/4 heads -bust line

3 heads – waist and elbow line

4 heads- hips line

4 1/4 -crotch line

6 heads-knees

8 heads -ankles

Step 5

Shoulders will be about 1 1/2 -2 heads wide

The waist is 1 head wide

Hips -1 1/4 heads wide

Draw the figure, don’t pay attention to rough lines, when the proportions are correct, make the lines smooth.

Step 6

Draw the legs and leave the last part for the feet.

The thighs (from hips to knee) and the calves (from knee to ankle) are the same length

Step 7

Draw the arms-elbows are at the waist line (3 heads)

Hand starts at the crotch area and ends a little above the mark 5

fashion sketching 101, how to draw fashion illustration, fashion illustration techniques, fashion tutorialHope this tutorial was helpful, please let me know if you have any questions and what would you like to learn in my next post and check out my Fashion Illustration class on Skillshare 

Love

Elena

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