fashion illustration exposed preview

Download Fashion Illustration Exposed Preview

Post on 10-Mar-2016




3 download

Embed Size (px)


Are you an aspiring fashion illustrator? Maybe just a passionate? Looking to improve your skills of illustrating fashion? "Fashion Illustration Exposed" is a book tailor made for you! Discover insights on designing fashion illustrations from some of the most talented illustrators. Get the Full Book:


  • Fashion Illustration Exposed

    edited by Julia Stanescu

    First designed in Bucharest, Romania in 2010

    by Octav Druta

    2010 Julia Stanescu

    All images are copyrighted by their respective authors

    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,

    stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means,

    electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise,

    without permission of the copyright holder.

    Cover illustration by Naja Conrad Hansen

    All reasonable attempts have been made to trace, clear and credit the

    copyright holders of the images reproduced in this book. However, if

    any credits have been inadvertently omitted, the publisher will

    endeavour to incorporate amendments in future editions.

  • 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

    same time.

    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

    breaking them.

    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!

  • Acknowledgements

    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


    Illustrating Your Own T-Shirt


    Mixed Media Fashion Illustrations


    Adding Colors To Fashion Illustrations


    Illustrating Fabrics: Denim, Silk, Satin And Silk Charmeuse


    Illustrating Fabrics Inspired By Nature


    Ink And Watercolor Artwork With An Indian Touch


    Drawing Chinese Fashion Illustrations


    Japanese Fashion Illustrations


    Where Does The Inspiration Come From?

    PHOKS 60

    Mixing Photography and Fashion Illustration

  • 14 PEGGY WOLF - Mixed Media Fashion Illustrations

    From London, United Kingdom

    About myself

    Website: www.peggywolf.comShop:

    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

    About myself

    Website: www.pommepomme.comBlog:

    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

  • POMME CHAN - Illustrating Fabrics Inspired By Nature 33

    Illustrating Fabrics Inspired by NatureBy Pomme Chan

    Calligraphy Pen (bought from Japan)


    Adobe Photoshop

    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

  • POMME CHAN - Illustrating Fabrics Inspired By Nature 39

  • 50 JESSICA MURRIETA - Japanese Fashion Illustrations

    From Sacramento, California

    About myself

    Blog: www.jessicamurrieta.blogspot.comShop:

    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 i