It has been two and a half weeks since the last installment of my self-directed fashion illustration course.
Having introduced various techniques to consider and draw stylised fashion figures using lines and shape outlines, Bil Donovan’s Advanced Fashion Drawing: Lifestyle Illustration book moves on to explore using filled in shapes.
For this lesson, I used one of The Fashion Huntress’s photos from her blog. She has given me permission to include it below.
3.6 Black shapes
Using the techniques covered so far, I started with a figure drawn in 5-7 shapes:
Then I used selection to identify a shape to fill with black (using a piece of charcoal rather than the charcoal pencils I’ve been using so far), and proceeded to fill it starting from the top and working downwards. While doing this, I used mapping to introduce stripes across her top. At the end, I also added a few extra details:
The photo I drew from was shown on the secret agent stripes post, a few days ago. (c) The Fashion Huntress
I very much enjoyed adding solid areas to my illustration. In the next lesson I’ll be using different shades of grey.