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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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All I Need Today is Coffee and Bikini

It’s Monday morning, hot hot hot Monday morning and all I can think of is coffee and bikini:)

It’s been forever since I’ve done a Monday Coffee post and I’m excited to get back to playing with coffee in my sketchbook!!

all i need is coffee and bikini print

But first I wanted to ask you something… These past few years I loved sharing my projects and behind the scene photos here on my blog and Instagram. But I keep asking myself if people still read blogs? Do you guys read blogs and if the answer is NO, what is your favorite platform??? Feels like with all the social media explosion we get overwhelmed with so much information and blogs are not as popular as before. I’m not saying good buy to my blog, because I really love this little creative corner- the idea of creating new posts always pushes me to experiment and share my little steps with you guys, so I’m going to continue adding new fun content here and I also plan something new!

Last month I published my first Skilshare class and I surprisingly loved creating video content so my next step is YouTube, so we’ll see how it goes. Wish me luck:)

This fun coffee print is now available in my Etsy shop
All I need is coffee illustrationfun coffee print for coffee loversI recently found this ink brush pen and I’m in love!!!!! You can make from really thin lines to thick strokes-perfect for outlining illustrations and calligraphy.fashion coffee illustration  INSTAGRAM /  PINTEREST /  ETSY /   SKILLSHARE

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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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Fashion Coloring Book

Happy New Year darlings! I hope you all had a fantastic celebration with your friends and families!

2016 has been a year filled with fun projects with brands that I always dreamed to work with, custom projects on Etsy and amazing collaborations on Instagram. Of course I had up and downs but I’ve learned a lot from my own mistakes. This is the first post of 2017 and I can’t wait to share with you the projects I’m currently working on! coloring book, fashion color book, adult coloring book, coloring page

I’ve been a fan of coloring books for years and today I’m thrilled to tell you that I finally decided to work on my own fashion coloring book! Here is just a sneak peek of one of the pages but I’ll be sharing more on Instagram @dcinstyle.

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