The tutorial for today: Tips to draw better a fashion sketch in 4 minutes.
We start with the construction axes. Don’t over draw them. Just a simple sketch will do.This simple axes will help you and they will be a small guidance for your future costume.Remember that if the shoulder axis goes up, the hip line will balance the figue and it will be sketched in the oposite direction.Use soft lines and the use strong strokes that will create your costume. This is an exercise about composition, accents, balancing the lines in a fashion costume, it is an exercise that will help you be more creative, very fast, As a tip: use a music playlist and depending on the music, you can accelerate your lines, after the beat. There is no use in drawing the details,all you have to do is to have an expressive line, very modulated. For the second fashion sketch start, as previously, with the axes. Then add lines, dots and surfaces to your costume, to make in even more creative and interesting to be watched.
A drawing is perfect when you have multiple line sizes – and these you can obtain when you press softer or harder, when you can add pression to your pencils and control the lines.
Another tip is to keep your eyes half closed to see where you need to put the accents in a fashion sketch. If the sketch has almost the same “color” let’s say, it is time to have areas where the line is stronger or softer, where you have empty spaces or black surfaces. These areas are those where the eye of the viewer stops and reflects, where the eye takes a break.
When drawing more figures on a single paper sheet, try to think of all of them as a unit, as a whole. Each fashion sketch can be treated as an individual composition, but also the full paper should be in harmony, having the perfect composition.
See those black areas that I underline sometimeS? Those are the equilibrium of each composition and they help you create a rythm to your drawings.
At then end, take a look at all my drawings on this page and try to understand which technique I applied and why. The first model is feminine and it has a curved soft line. The scond one has the accents put on the upper side, having big volumes in the shape of a pair of earrings and jewelry for the neck.
The third one is more elastic, nervous and it has a bigger volume the the preivous sketches. Here the contrast between the soft lines and those with accents is bigger. The costume is composed by 3 areas that are round: the two volumes on the shoulders and the lower part- the skirt.
The last one has a more masculine approach. The lines are bold, strong and they tend to have angles. They are more rigid and they look geometric somehow.The last figure is the accent of this composition. The line is crazy and unexpected, compared to the previous strokes.
Try to do this exercise at home, by copying my sketches and then by inventing new ones.