Today, I was able to complete half of the next planned lesson of my self-directed fashion illustration course. I covered 3.2 and 3.3 of Bil Donovan’s excellent Advanced Fashion Drawing: Lifestyle Illustration. As I didn’t finish what I had originally planned for this lesson, I will extend the course by another lesson to accommodate 3.4 and 3.5 next week. This brings the total duration to 12 lessons, of which today was the 4th.
Parts 3.2 and 3.3 continue to cover shape in fashion illustration, building on the previous two chapters about line. For both of these, I drew the Fashion Huntress, based on the first photo in her not wavering in wind post of a couple of days ago.
3.2 Drawing the figure in five shapes
In 3.1 in the last lesson, I had tried breaking down a figure into 3 pieces. This time, I tried the same but using 5 shapes instead. I produced 2 versions of the same figure:
3.3 Mapping the figure
With this I continued the theme of breaking the figure into component shapes, but could take it as deep as I wanted – using contrasting areas of shape break-downs.
Here on the left, I show my initial version of the figure using 7 shapes. Then on the right is my completed figure using many more shapes.
Do you like it?
Hopefully parts 3.4 and 3.5 are coming up next Wednesday, but I might have to postpone them a little.