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Proportions in Fashion Drawing

Long and lean is the overall motto of fashion design for women! Legs, arms, and torsos on female bodies are drawn at unrealistic lengths and widths. Male and children’s bodies are drawn a little more realistically [more…]

Basic Shapes for Drawing Torsos in Fashion Figures

The basic torso is simply two trapezoids drawn one above the other. The upper trapezoid is upside-down, and the lower one is right side up. Both male and female torsos have these shapes, but each has a [more…]

Add Attitude to Fashion Drawings by Bending Figures at the Waist

The way the lines of the shoulders play off the angle of the hips can make your fashion drawing really fierce! The angles you choose for the shoulders, hips, and waist can convey totally different attitudes [more…]

How to Draw Fashionable Ears

You don’t want to draw anything other than a graceful ear in your fashion illustrations. Fashion ears shouldn’t be big and floppy, and they shouldn’t stick out on your fashion head. Fashion ears are often [more…]

How to Draw the Side View of Fashion Figure Torsos

Drawing figures from the same perspective all the time is way boring, so master the different views from the beginning. You don’t want to get in a front-view rut. Drawing from a side view lets you vary [more…]

How to Draw Three-Quarter Views of Fashion Figure Torsos

Three-quarter views of the torso show mood and subtle action in your fashion drawings. The partial side view brings your figure to life because you avoid that straight-on stiff soldier look. Plus, this [more…]

How to Draw Back Views of Fashion Figure Torsos

Although you won’t draw a fashion design from the back every day, you’ll use the back view occasionally. A woman’s back in fashion illustration is quite beautiful, with sleek lines and shoulder blades [more…]

How to Style a Fashion Figure with Arms

Creating great arm attitude is tough enough to do in person, and you, as a fashion illustrator, have the extra challenge of capturing those same attitudes on paper. Fashion models practice moving their [more…]

How to Draw Arms with Attitude on Your Fashion Figures

The powerful stance is in, and arms can convey such a powerful feel in fashion drawing. The popular hands-on-the-waist look really brings out the fierceness of a pose. [more…]

How to Raise Arms away from Your Fashion Figure Bodies

Arms can go any which way in fashion drawing. A few fun options include bringing one or both arms above the head or having them cross the body.

Take a look at fashion magazines to get some ideas for arm [more…]

How to Sculpt Arms for Male Fashion Figures

When you’re drawing a dude’s arms, don’t aim for Muscle Beach in fashion drawing. Male arms can look toned and terrific without making people’s heads swivel in disbelief at their size and shape. Keep in [more…]

How to Draw Fashion Eyes with Different Angles and Expressions

You’ll often draw eyes from different angles, depending on the look that you’re going for. Each angle involves a different technique. Sometimes you can add flair simply by drawing eyelids and lashes. [more…]

How to Draw Fashion Figure Noses

Keep noses under control in a fashion illustration. The idea is to create a great-looking nose without going overboard with too many shapes and shadows. You’re not illustrating an anatomy textbook, and [more…]

How to Draw Mouths on Your Fashion Figures

You can often read a person’s mood just from the set of her mouth, and the same is true in fashion illustration. Certain mouth shapes are in style at different times; for example, full lips are popular [more…]

How to Draw Feet and Shoes on Fashion Figures

A mini golden rule is that you must know what a foot looks like before you can even begin to draw a shoe. After you know the basic shape of a foot, you can draw everything from classic sandals and loafers [more…]

Choose the Right View for Your Fashion Figure Faces

Before you can start drawing a fashion face, you first have to draw a head with a face grid. When you’re ready for your face, you can adjust the guide lines on the face grid to reflect various views of [more…]

Keep Children's Arms Simple in Fashion Drawings

Kids’ arms are short and rounded, and they’re always purely functional looking in fashion drawings. No kid frets about how his arms look the way teens and adults do. Kids’ arms are meant for climbing, [more…]

How to Draw Hands on Your Fashion Figures

You can really have fun with hands in fashion illustration. Gone are the days of always hiding them behind a fashion figure’s back or slipping them into pockets. Instead, try some fluid and playful styles [more…]

How to Draw Fashion-Ready Legs

Legs can make or break a great fashion pose. They add so much personality and attitude. Long legs can turn women into supermodels whose bodies go on forever. For men, legs define masculinity even in the [more…]

How to Draw Eyes on Your Fashion Figures

Eyes really are the windows to the soul. The expression in the eyes is the first thing that people look at in real life as well as in fashion illustration. Eyes instantly express a person’s mood and can [more…]

How to Draw Pockets on Fashion Pants

Pockets play a key role when you’re drawing pants. Some are easy to see from the outside (usually in jeans), and others are sort of hidden in the side seams [more…]

How to Draw Different Types of Fashion Hair

Even though hair isn’t the main focus of a fashion illustration, it adds to the overall look and can portray a certain style. However, you don’t have to follow any specific hair rules. If you prefer wild-looking [more…]

How to Draw Various Hairstyles on Female Fashion Figures

To make the most of your female fashion figures, you need to be able to draw short hair, long hair, simple hair, fancy hair, and everything in between. No matter what hairstyle you choose when drawing [more…]

How to Draw Hairstyles for Male Fashion Figures

Although men usually have fewer choices in hairstyling than women, you still have to master the main male hairstyles. Keep in mind that men also have another hairy area to consider: the face. You can hair [more…]

How to Draw Hairstyles for Fashionable Children

You rarely see a kid with a fantastic ’do. When you draw fashions for children, make sure your figures have simple hairstyles. In real life, you rarely see a kid with a fantastic [more…]


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