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A few months ago I was approached by a representative of Prophetik Showroom (www.prophetik.com) who asked me to create some fashion sketches based on photographs of fashion designs and concepts. He said they needed the drawings as inspiration pieces for the new season. What I saw on their photographs reminded me 19th century fashion with all those chic corsets and magnificent dresses.

Here are the sketches which I drew using Pentel brushes.

19th-century-fashion

Fashion photos provided by Prophetik reminded me 19th century fashion in Europe

nineteenth century fashion

19th century dresses look amazing

19th century fashion inspiration

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Here is another fashion illustration I have created. This time this is a serious fashion illustration of a model wearing clothing with a number of small details such as collar, pocket, belt, buttons etc. I prefer realistic, cool-looking fashion illustrations, that is why I do not only thoroughly draw each folder and button on a dress which is, no doubt, the most important element of illustration, but also draw a realistic, although somewhat simplified model. My personal thinking is that model must look like a real woman and have real woman’s forms. Frankly speaking, I do not like those fashion illustrations and sketches depicting exaggerated skinny figures. I understand that those sketches are purposed to focus all attention on clothing design, but I think that seeing the same elaborated design on a model that looks like a female is supposed to look like gives more chances to a fashion designer to represent the design in more advantageous light which is likely to lead to marketing success. However, it’s just my personal opinion which is unlikely to be supported by a lot of people as it seems that abstract, non-realistic fashion illustrations are predominant today.

Here I showed again (as in my previous stage) the drawing stages to demonstrate how I draw fashion sketches and high quality illustrations. Unlike last time, I have drawn this illustration directly on my PC using a Wacom Intuos 4 graphic tablet. I used Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software to create the drawing. Look how I gradually dress the model. Drawing a naked model helps to “put on” a dress on her which will naturally fits the model’s body and impart realistic look to an illustration. All you should do is to erase unnecessary lines after you have drawn the cloths. Unfortunately, not a lot of fashion designers can draw well despite they are very talented in creating amazing fashion designs. I personally would be happy to help fashion designers to embody their ideas and assist in creating attractive fashion illustrations in order to turn technical sketches of fashion designers into decent graphic art.

Fashion sketch by Igor Lukyanov

Realistic fashion illustration

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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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