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In this blog post I want to show you stages of my fashion model drawing. This will give you idea about how I create my fashion illustrations as I know that a lot of people wonder how to draw a fashion illustration, how to build a figure, poses, and eventually how to put clothing on a drawn model. Of course, my example here below is not very informative but I hope it will be useful for many people who are interested in fashion art and illustrations. As a rule, I make fashion illustrations in five stages which are shown on pictures below, beginning from figure building and pencil sketching to a fully colored illustration. This is, however, a little bit scrupulous approach to creating illustrations, a lot of professional illustrators would draw the below illustrations “a la prima”, i.e. without preliminary figure building. But this post is definitely created not for professional illustrators, but rather for those who start learning how to draw a model with clothes on. I personally like studying such drawing schemes and stages made by other artists and illustrators. I consider them to be rather useful for training illustrating skills.

I am not a fashion designer as many people seem to think about me. I am illustrator and some fashion designers as well as fashion and style magazines use me to represent their fashion designs or not yet implemented concepts and ideas by means of illustrations which is an unusual, attention-catching and unhackneyed way to show fashion to the world.

In this post I deliberately do not use illustrations of super-duper fashion models in luxury dresses as it is a New Year’s night and I want to make something down-to-earth and bring in a little fun. I think glamorous maids will be good models here to demonstrate process of illustrating fashion by Igor Lukyanov as I am myself a down-to-earth person whose heard is open to all good people regardless of whether they are simple “maids” or well known super models (I am using metaphor here 😉 ).

I wish you, guys, Happy New Year!!! I hope you enjoyed this post and it will be a little pleasant gift for you. And, of course, I hope some of the visitors of my blog will become my clients in this New Year. Cheers!!!

fashion illustrations by Igor Lukyanov

Illustration Stages Pic. 1

fashion illustrations by Igor Lukyanov

Illustration Stages Pic. 2

fashion illustrations by Igor Lukyanov

Illustration Stages Pic. 3

fashion illustrations by Igor Lukyanov

Full Color Illustrations by Igor Lukyanov

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It is advisable to draw preliminary fashion sketches to determine which posture of a model demonstrates clothing best. When drawing fashion sketches many fashion illustrators do not care about body proportions and any other anatomy peculiarities. My personal thinking is that such fashion sketches make the image ugly and since I am a big fan of realistic portraiture and illustration I try to draw even preliminary fashion sketches close to how a real human being looks like.

fashion sketch by Igor Lukyanov

Sketching models' postures

fashion sketches by Igor Lukyanov

Sketching a walking model

fashion sketches

Sketches for men fashion, women fashion and children fashion

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New faces for future fashion illustrations

New faces for future fashion illustrations

 

Clamorous red head

Clamorous red head

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Experimenting with style

Experimenting with style

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Another fashion illustration

Another fashion illustration

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Illustrating more body

Illustrating more body

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fashion illustration by Igor Lukyanov

Another cute fashion illustration to attract clients

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