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How to Depict Exaggeration in Fashion Drawing

Once you have your fashion-drawing foundation in place, it’s time to party with your pencil lines! Gesture drawings are the way to go when you want to create a bold and exaggerated style that really emphasizes movement.

1

Show off long lines to create a fashion drawing.

Do a quick drawing of a very exaggerated fashion figure with long, stretched-out legs (one bent and one straight) and the head straight up and down.

Flesh out the legs and arms. Keep the arms long, reaching to about mid-thigh when straight.

Finish with clothing that follows the angles and bends of the body.

2

Draw arms that really stretch.

Sketch the head, neck, and shoulders of a woman with one arm going up and the other going down.

Fill in the arms.

3

Draw a sideways stretch.

Draw a fashion figure in a side pose with the head in profile, one arm outstretched in front, and the other slightly forward and hanging down. Don’t forget the S curve to draw a sexy back.

Outline the shapes of the arms and add clothing on the body and a clutch in the higher hand.

4

Draw two awesome fashion faces.

Sketch the heads, hair, and necks of a male and a female fashion figure. Exaggerate the eyes in shape, size, and shading.

Draw a fashion nose by using one line coming down from the inner corner of one eye. Draw the mouth — the more to the mouth, the better!

5

Draw some unforgettable hair.

Draw the head, face, and long neck of a woman. Use light pencil lines to plot out a large area that the hair is going to cover. Add a few lines on the inside of the hair outline. Keep the lines loose, thick and thin, broken and moving all around the perimeter of your area with a few lines on the inside.

6

Go even wilder with hair.

Draw the face, head, and neck. Draft out the outer lines of your hairstyle. Draw long, curly loops with the tip and side of your pencil for a wild-child look

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