Sketch and paint stylish silhouettes with our fashion illustration tips. Add watercolour to bring your model to life!
You will need:
Micador For Artists Watercolour Disc-24 Brilliant Compact
Roymac Rains Watercolour Paper, DL, Pack of 50
Roymac Purity Brush, Kolinsky Sable
Micador Essential Pencils HB, FSC 100%
Micador 3030 Plastic Eraser
Micador Lotus Palette
Step 1: Sketch a figure
Draw a line vertically down the middle of your page. Divide it equally into 10 horizontal units (ensure your marks go ou to the sides). This will help you draw a balanced silhouette. As a guide: a head equals one unit, the shoulder is 2 head’s width and waist is 4 head’s width.
Step 2: Paint with layers
Prepare with skin tones first and start with light shades. We illustrated a turquoise coat, a grey shirt and vandyke brown trousers for our outfit. Use more water in this step to make it clean and tidy.
Step 3: Continue with shadow layers
Lightly add a small amount of black to detail shadows on each item. At a minimum, the elbow and collar.
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Step 4: Add details to the face
Paint the eyes with skin tones and add a hint of black to underline the shape of the eyes. Add lips and a nose (this might just be a shadow). Don’t forget to add a fashionable hairstyle to finish!