Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fashion Drawing Made Easy

Many of you know I was a fashion designer for most of my career.  I loved it, but working with fabric just wasn't enough for me.  I wanted to work with wood, paper, paint, glitter, and whatever else I could get my hands on.  Even though I left fashion long ago, I still sketch dresses whenever I have some down time.  Today I thought I'd share with you just how easy fashion sketching is if you have a croqui and some good supplies.  I'm using Marabu's Graphix Aqua Pens which turn into watercolor if you wet them.  This is a terrific way to get an awesome fashion illustration worthy of your wall!  To start, you'll want to print out my fashion croqui below.  This croqui is the key to a terrific sketch every time!  A little practice and you'll be the next Valentino or Chanel, I just know it!  Remember, practice makes perfect and never forget to Make Your Mark!
 A few framed sketches!  LIKE the Marabue FB page and you're entered to win one!
Ready to frame!

Watch how easy it is to fashion sketch here!
STUFF I USED
Watercolor paper
Round brushes
TO FRAME
Sewing pattern paper
Dollar store frames
 HERE'S HOW
1. - 3.  Place watercolor paper over the croqui and with pencil, sketch your dream dress using the body as a guide
*Look at fashion magazines to see how fabric falls if you're stuck
4. & 5.  Fill in the dress with the Graphix Aqua Pens leaving lots of white space and concentrating on the creases and outline
6.  Using a clean brush with water, spread the lines inward to color the sketch
7. - 9.  Repeat on the 2nd dress and hair
10.  Add details on the face like eye shadow and lipstick
11.  Trace over the pencil lines with a black Graphix Fine Liner
TO FRAME
12. Cut an old sewing pattern into 3" x 4" pieces
13.  Decoupage on the frame back with Americana Decoupage
14. & 15.  Cut and glue a measuring tape around the edge on top of the decoupage pattern paper
16.  Tape your fashion sketch in the middle and snap the frame together
Print out on 8 1/2" x 11" copy paper

Make sure to LIKE the Marabu FB to be entered to win an original sketch!

3 comments:

  1. lov,,,e loveeeee this project ....! thank you..!!,,,

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  2. Love how you framed your designs I should try it with one of mine.. you rock Mark!

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  3. thanks again for all your talents - looking forward to working with you more!! xoxo

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