Step by Step Fashion Illustration Tutorial With Famed Fashion Illustrator Alfredo Cabrera - How To Draw Beautiful Fashion Sketches

Sunday, October 20, 2013
I find very inspiring this guest post of Alfredo Cabrera on Fashionistasdaily. So I decided to share it with you!
We’re very lucky today to have the famed Fashion Illustrator Alfredo Cabrera as our contributing editor to show us how to sketch up a beautiful fashion illustrations!  He is a seasoned fashion designer whom had designed for Geoffrey Beene, Polo Ralph Lauren, Victor Alfaro also had lend his talented fashion illustration skills to ad campaigns & window displays to Henri Bendel, Missoni, Gianfranco Ferre, Tommy Hilfiger, Hollister and many more famous fashion houses.  Today, he gave us a step by step tutorial how to draw a beautiful fashion illustration! so now get your pencils and color markers ready!
“A good friend suggested that a “How To” post on drawing M & B would be of interest. The task: Babes sporting one of Marni’s sweet little cocoon suits for fall. I’ll try to go step-by-step.
Step 1: Consider the silhouette and what pose will show it best. In this case, hands in the pockets will emphasize the cocoon shape and knees together will keep the slim skirt slim. Map out the gesture. Be sure she’s standing firmly on the plumb line.
Step 2: You aren’t technically “drawing” yet, so you don’t want to use contour and fashion sketches should be editorial, so SIMPLIFY; block out the masses of the figure with geometric shapes.
(Tip: Once you have a well proportioned figure who’s standing you can create dozens more by simply changing the placement of the arms and leg that isn’t carrying weight. Flip these figures on a Xerox machine and you double the number.)
Step 3: Dress the figure. After you’ve drawn a zillion of these you can skip step 2 and just start blocking clothing shapes on the skeleton. Be mindful of proportion: Where does the jacket hem hit? How many skirt lengths fit into a jacket length? Don’t be afraid to exaggerate a little to get at the “essence” of the look.
Step 4: Using your penciled shapes as a guide, block out the skin, hair and clothing shapes in color. Don’t just “fill in” what you’ve sketched but try to build the masses with color. It’s ok to go outside the lines or not fill them in to the edge.
Step 5: Build shadows and start adding texture in color. Don’t draw in ribs or cables or other texture in pencil, but in color- it’s closer to visual truth.
Step 6: Render the tweed. This beautiful Marni suit is in a great saffron and black, nubby tweed. We’ve already laid down the yellow base color and shadows, now we’ll go in with the side of a black Prisma pencil. My trick is to use a textured surface (shown peeking from beneath the sketch) to get the slubby look.
Step 7: This is the point to create darker shadows, punch up texture and add prints or patterns- BEFORE going in with a highlights and holding line. I used a white gel pen for the pattern on the sweater and a darker brown marker to add dimension to the sunglasses and block out the shoes.
Step 8: Believe it or not, this is where the actual drawing comes in. Some artists like a soft look and may use a soft pencil for a sensitive thick & thin contour line. I like a more graphic look and uses ball point and felt tip pens to get variety of line. Don’t outline everything; you may even want to leave some areas undrawn. (Baby’s hair never has more than a few curls drawn in.)
Finally, add highlights with a white Prisma pencil and a white-out pen, which you can also use to clean up bleeding edges and mistakes. Voila! You now know more about Babes than you have any right to.

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Basically, every certified designer must have a basic skill in designing various kinds of clothes. Those clothes usually require fashion model sketches to make them perfect in real design. That’s why every fashion designer should be able to draw the sketches perfectly. Well, it doesn’t matter if the sketches are drawn simpler actually. But at least those fashion sketches can display the real clothes would look like. There are many designers in the world. Even every area in the world has at least two designers to create many gorgeous fashion styles going to international.
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Based on that fact above, it is clear that fashion model sketches are different from one to another. Sometimes, every fashion designer has her or his typical character to draw all fashion sketches. We can see that clearly in many pictures that spread out in magazine and other media. There are some fashion sketches which are intentionally designed without the model head. On the other hand, there are also some sketches drawn with full color from the top to the bottom. In conclusion, how to draw the sketch is definitely different according to the fashion designer character and typical.
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Generally, fashion sketches are functional for many reasons. It is not only used to inform us about the real dresses would look like, but it is also used to describe the future plan of fashion trend. In additional, this fashion model sketch is also useful to give the fashion details to the tailors who should make the clothes well. Fashion model sketches may include many kinds of clothes such as dress, shirt, skirt, trousers, suits and coat. In this short fashion article, we give you several pictures of fashion model sketch. They display many types of clothes such as formal wear, night wear, casual wear and many more fashionable clothes. Mostly the fashion sketches are drawn completed with a model and a pair of clothes for the top and bottom style. Now wonder that many designers intentionally make their fashion clothes as couple of top and bottom in order to ease the human modeling it in fashion show. But it is different if the clothes are one piece as like dress or jumpsuit.
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