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Fashion Illustration Exposed
edited by Julia Stanescu
First designed in Bucharest, Romania in 2010
by Octav Druta
2010 Julia Stanescu
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Cover illustration by Naja Conrad Hansen
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FashionIllustrationExposedEdited by Julia Stanescu
With contributions by: Ladiga Baiba, Pomme Chan,
Naja Conrad Hansen, David Delin, Brooke Hagel, Jennifer
Lilya, Jessica Murrieta, Maryanne Oliver, Phoks, Peggy Wolf
Instead of IntroductionBy Julia Stanescu
I had the opportunity to learn from many wonderful fashion
illustrators from all around the world. By getting to know them
and by observing their techniques I started to develop my own
fashion illustraton style. I believe that observing various patterns
of expressing ones vision can shape you and your style in the
Observation enables us to learn. Most of the time, when learning,
we need to follow some rules. Then, we start to fully understand
those rules and to gain the freedom to break them. Thats how we
can continuously shape our style: by learning the rules and then
Think of this book as a tool that you can easily use to observe
various practical techniques that some of the most talented illus-
trators employ to express their vision. Whether youre an aspiring
fashion illustrator, a passionate, or in the process of shaping your
style this is a book tailor made for you.
Enjoy it and keep on smiling!
I would like to thank to all the illustrators who contributed
to this book. Thank you for your professionalism, generous
spirit and willing agreement to include examples of your
work in this book.
In alphabetical order, thank you for your cooperation and
open-handedness: Ladiga Baiba, Pomme Chan, Naja
Conrad Hansen, David Delin, Brooke Hagel, Jennifer Lilya,
Jessica Murrieta, Maryanne Oliver, Phoks, Peggy Wolf.
I would also like to thank to Octav Druta for his cooperation
and support to create this book.
Picture Credits: Maryanne Oliver p8-13, Peggy Wolf p14-19
Jennifer Lilya p20-25, Brooke Hagel p26-31, Pomme Chan p32-39,
Naja Conrad Hansen p40-45, Ladiga Baiba p46-49,
Jessica Murrieta p50-55, David Delin p56-59, Phoks p60-65
Table of Contents
MARYANNE OLIVER 8
Illustrating Your Own T-Shirt
PEGGY WOLF 14
Mixed Media Fashion Illustrations
JENNIFER LILYA 20
Adding Colors To Fashion Illustrations
BROOKE HAGEL 26
Illustrating Fabrics: Denim, Silk, Satin And Silk Charmeuse
POMME CHAN 32
Illustrating Fabrics Inspired By Nature
NAJA CONRAD HANSEN 40
Ink And Watercolor Artwork With An Indian Touch
LADIGA BAIBA 46
Drawing Chinese Fashion Illustrations
JESSICA MURRIETA 50
Japanese Fashion Illustrations
DAVID DELIN 56
Where Does The Inspiration Come From?
Mixing Photography and Fashion Illustration
14 PEGGY WOLF - Mixed Media Fashion Illustrations
From London, United Kingdom
Website: www.peggywolf.comShop: www.peggywolfdesign.etsy.com
Sample Clients: Quist Bookstore (Holland), Designforum (Australia), Boxes (Middle Eastern Europe)
I was born in Germany where I have studied Fashion Design for five years. Soon I found out that I was more interested in drawing women and their clothes, rather than designing Fashion.
Two years later, I felt that I needed a change of scenery, people and design. After a short visit in London, I knew this would be my new place. I started to work in a new field - Interior Design - which wasnt planned at all.
I somehow fell in love with it as its a very complex field, where you have to balance and combine so many levels. I mostly liked the wallpaper and fur-nishing fabrics, which have inspired a lot of my digital collages.
All these different experiences, working for com-panies in Art and Interior Design, have helped me to take my work to the current level. My artwork is influenced by Fashion, Art, Graphic and Inte-rior Design, mixed and combined. I believe this is what makes my fashion illustrations so various and interesting.
I have been selling my work worldwide very suc-cessfully using my online shop. I am also trading my art as prints and greeting cards on markets, galleries and art fairs in London.
PEGGY WOLFMixed Media Fashion Illustrations
PEGGY WOLF - Mixed Media Fashion Illustrations 15
Mixed Media Fashion IllustrationsBy Peggy Wolf
180 gms sheet of white paper
Daler Rowley Graphic F pencil
Watercolor (medium light and dark brown)
Orange acrylic, white, green an black gouache
Brown, orange and rose pencils
A small and medium sized brush
Black multi-liners size 0.3 and 0.1
A Nobody-is-Perfect rubber
What Ive used
Find some inspiration
I was inspired by a photo from 1945, which I found on the internet showing a young school girl.
Then I tried to imagine my drawing. I wanted to reinvent her in a new way. How would she dress and look today?
The theme of my artwork is a woman surrounded by animals and
flowers, with a light fashion appeal and a feminine color palette that is
mix matched perfectly. The artwork is made up of hand-drawn illustra-
tions on paper and digital collages produced with Photoshop.
In this collage I played with the brilliant contrast of digital art infused
with colorful vintage accents, to give to my work a bit of an edge and
some quirkiness. Enjoy the process of creating mixed media!
PEGGY WOLF - Mixed Media Fashion Illustrations 19
Final step: Adding a natural element
I also find that this illustration could use some natural element and I decided to add a little flower sitting behind the bow. Voila!
My archive of small animals and flowers drawn by myself, is very helpful to give this little extra to any of my illustrations and collages.
32 POMME CHAN - Illustrating Fabrics Inspired By Nature
From London, UK
Website: www.pommepomme.comBlog: www.pommechan.blogspot.com
Sample Clients: Marc Jacobs, Nike, Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, Sony Playstation 3, Freya, Leo Burnett, Financial Times, Artful Dodger, Graniph (Japan), The Guardian, Yen Magazine (Australia), VV Magazine
I was born and educated in Bangkok. In 2002 I relocated to the UK for a Foundation in Graphic Design and Communication at the London College of Communication. My first forays into professional freelancing led me straight into Londons lifestyle magazine industry as an art director and illustrator. Over the past five years, my drawings have been featured in the Telegraph, IDN, Grafik, Curvy Book and FT magazines. Using my unique felt-tip style, I draw inspiration from nature, fashion, architecture, music and the female form. Recently, Ive begun exploring freehand typographical illustrations, several of which appeared in La Perla Magazine, The New York Times magazine, Little Earth Bags and Cambridge School of Art and Design.
POMME CHANIllustrating Fabrics Inspired By Nature
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Illustrating Fabrics Inspired by NatureBy Pomme Chan
Calligraphy Pen (bought from Japan)
What Ive used?
Hand drawing some elements
I started by drawing flowers and a few other ele-ments that I wanted to see on my fashion illustration pattern.
The piece I decided to draw is something fun, organic, feminine and appealing. Its also quite young and colorful. So I chose to draw a flower, a mushroom, a squirrel and a bird.
This flower pattern for my fashion illustrations is inspired by nature because I wanted to draw something young and colorful.
For this artwork Ive changed from a Uni-ball pen to a Calligraphy pen. The result is quite different from my other works. I assume it must be because of this pen, I got really excited talking about this. Enjoy!
38 POMME CHAN - Illustrating Fabrics Inspired By Nature
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50 JESSICA MURRIETA - Japanese Fashion Illustrations
From Sacramento, California
Blog: www.jessicamurrieta.blogspot.comShop: www.etsy.com/shop/msjessicamurrietaPortfolio: www.flickr.com/jessica-m
I studied oil painting and figure drawing before attending the Art Institute of San Francisco, California where I majored in Fashion Design.
Although my primary medium is watercolor I started to experiment with pen and ink, pastel, charcoal, and pencil, often mixing many mediums together.
My graceful female figures are inspired by the inescapable notion of mortality and the often dark and devious nature of the fashion world.
I love watercolor, simple shapes, and neutral colors.
I create alluring female figures that are in the same time innocent, sensual, and deadly - as complex as the world in which they exist.
JESSICA MURRIETAJapanese Fashion Illustrations
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Japanese Fashion IllustrationsBy Jessica Murrieta
Black India Ink - Higgins Waterproof Drawing Ink
Black Pen - Prismacolor Marker in Black
Higgins Non-Waterproof Drawing Ink in Super White
Colored pencil - Prismacolor Col-Erase
Winsor and Newtons Designers Gouache in Jet Black
Rice Paper - Legion Iyo Glazed Hand Made Japanese Paper, 17x22
White Gouache - Winsor and Newtons Designers Gouache in Permanent White
Size 2 round brush, 1/2 inch flat brush, Size 4 angular shader brush - Princeton Art and Brush Co.
What Ive used
Inspired by sumi-e painting, this artwork mixes beauty with fashion and femininity. Sumi-e is an East Asian style of brush painting with ink, only black ink - the same as the one used in East Asian calligraphy. It is used, in various concentrations.
Explore and get creative!
I love the look of sumi-e painting and I wantto bring the elements of this style to my drawings.
Find the inspiration
JESSICA MURRIETA - Japanese Fashion Illustrations 55
Think of this book as a tool that you can easily
use to observe various techniques that some
of the most talented illustrators employ to
express their vision. Whether youre an aspiring
fashion illustrator, a passionate, or in the
process of shaping your style, this is a book
tailor made for you.
MARYANNE OLIVERIllustrating Your Own T-Shirt
PEGGY WOLFMixed Media Fashion Illustrations
JENNIFER LILYAAdding Colors To Fashion Illustrations
BROOKE HAGELIllustrating Fabrics: Denim, Silk, Satin And Silk Charmeuse
POMME CHANIllustrating Fabrics Inspired By Nature
NAJA CONRAD HANSENInk And Watercolor Artwork With An Indian Touch
LADIGA BAIBADrawing Chinese Fashion Illustrations
JESSICA MURIETAJapanese Fashion Illustrations
DAVID DELINWhere Does The Inspiration Come From?
PHOKSMixing Photography and Fashion Illustration