A Guide to Fashion Designing – perfecting your model’s face

 

This aspect of fashion designing I’m going to take you through, is the more artistic side of perfecting your model or template — the face.
In my early days of designing, I left my designs faceless because I hated drawing faces. Now it’s the part I enjoy drawing most; being able to create different looks, deciding whether your model is fierce or cute, with high cheekbones or just a chubby round face, does she have nappy hair or straight hair, and every thing related to creating a person.

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A Guide to Fashion Designing – drawing female model templates

 

I’ve taken you through an easy way to draw a template using the triangle and oval technique, I’ve taught on frills, and drawing male templates, even on motivation before you start. Today’s post is on the more technical way — as I like to call it — of drawing female model templates. It’s quite easy. Make sure you check the male model templates tutorial where I first introduced this technique. The female version is alike, with a few differences.

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A Guide to Fashion Designing – Motivation before you start

 

I should have done this as my first Fashion Designing post, but it’s better late than never.

I’ve had a lot of people commend me on my drawing, saying how good it is and how they can’t draw like that. Let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time, I could draw, and that was during my childhood. I stopped drawing for a period of about 6 years and it was like I couldn’t draw to save my life. I left drawing for so long and drawing left me. Continue reading “A Guide to Fashion Designing – Motivation before you start”

A Guide to Fashion Designing – Drawing Male Model Templates

 

Hello from this side of fashion. How are my aspiring designers and their fashion adventures?
It feels like ages since I put up a post in designing… but I still got you. I’m going to try to do two fashion designing posts in a month, and try to increase that with time. This is on how to draw male models. I’m showing you a technical way I learnt from idrawfashion here, but if you’re badass, you can ditch the technicalities and just draw freely.

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Ankara Style Inspiration #1: The Bell Sleeves — A subtle bit of extra

 

African materials (Ankara) never run out of trend, considering it’s level of versatility. Just like the denim, it ain’t going nowhere.

I made a decision to start wearing my designs and not just draw them. If no one would wear, I would. I have to start with myself. Continue reading “Ankara Style Inspiration #1: The Bell Sleeves — A subtle bit of extra”

A Guide to Fashion Designing : drawing frills

 

In fashion designing, one may come to find out that drawing a template or a model might be the easiest thing. The next stage is getting your design on paper in a way that has some level of realism, and can be easily identified as what it is. From representing a collar on your design, to drawing a button up shirt, how to draw sequins, colouring your design, frills, pleats, and much more.
In my previous fashion designing posts,

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Pageantry – My Experience

 

Beauty pageants have been going on far back as 19th century. Women all over gather together for the purpose of representing their places of origin, institution, corporation, or place of work in pageants. Participating in this contest, I had to come to the understanding of the essence of beauty pageants Continue reading “Pageantry – My Experience”

A Guide to Fashion Designing; How and Why I Decided to Venture into Fashion Designing

 

So, this is like a follow-up post to my previous post on fashion designing. I got a comment from a reader asking ” How did you realise you wanted to have a career in fashion illustration? How did you start?” when my answer started becoming longer than intended, i decided to make this a post. Continue reading “A Guide to Fashion Designing; How and Why I Decided to Venture into Fashion Designing”

DIY Envelope + A Guide to Fashion Designing – Sketching model/templates

 

I’m going to be sharing an easy-to-do DIY with you all. I believe if you can’t get it, make it.
I’m pursuing my fashion designing career and for now, I post on my instagram, I’ve not done my portfolio. I’m saving up money for that cos I don’t want it to be just any kind of portfolio, I want someone to see it and not just see a designer, but also an artist. Planning to put a lot of thought into it. So for now, without a portfolio, I don’t have a specific place I keep my sketches, so I decided to make an envelope. I didn’t just want any envelop, I knew going out to buy won’t give me what I want, so I made this one. Continue reading “DIY Envelope + A Guide to Fashion Designing – Sketching model/templates”