Developing Your Own Fashion Illustration Style - dummies

Developing Your Own Fashion Illustration Style

By Lisa Arnold, Marianne Egan

Part of Fashion Drawing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you first start drawing fashion illustrations, it’s easiest to imitate someone else’s style. But eventually, you need to develop your own signature look. Try these methods on for drawing style:

  • Experiment with exaggeration and play with proportions. Draw attention with outrageous hair or go for a minimalist look.

  • Specialize in the clothing types you like best.

  • Study other artists’ work. Borrow design elements from them but don’t copy their style.

  • Keep up on the latest fashion trends. Read magazines, visit websites, and scope out styles at department stores, boutiques, and vintage shops. Perfect the art of people-watching. Watch old movies and find inspiration in costumes from film and stage.