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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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”