Fashion Illustration – Art Challenge 48

This is a new area for me and I wasn’t sure whether I would like fashion drawing as I have strong anti-consumer feel is when it comes to brands, labels and the marketing behind encouraging people to buy and covet things that they often cannot afford and frankly do not need.

For me clothes have to be functional and fit for purpose first and foremost, secondly comfort is key, soft fabrics, cosiness and then it must be something that expresses you and makes you feel good to wear it.

Annyyyway these art challenges are about pushing my boundaries so I kept an open mind and was pleasantly surprised with the results.

When I was maybe 7 or 8 I had a fashion rubbing set which enabled you to choose different heads, then different top section of body clothes and then skirts or trousers with shoes. The task was to piece together the lady and then taking a rubbing of the constructed person to create a picture. When I was fashion drawing it reminded me of that and for some of the time I was 7 again.


These first two drawings were created with marker pens, then one of the drawings was edited in Photoshop on top of a patterned background I had made. Marker Girl 1 completed

Fashion illustration
Fire and Frozen

Blue – ink and white acrylic on a base coat of PVA gave a lovely shine and tactile feel to this illustration. 

I wanted to round my fashion illustration by drawing a male design. This piece is Dark Angel using collage, inks and acrylics.
Kim Plastic Girl
This piece is the white dress design enhanced on Photoshop with my photograph as a background. I like the plastic wrap effect and overall end result of this piece.

Thank you for
taking a look at this Art Challenge, here are related challenges.

The Art of Skating
Life Drawing – my first experience
Creating Smiling Characters
Manga Character

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