Fashion Illustration : How to draw a flare skirt

Hello everyone!! this is Dheeraj again with a tutorial on Fashion illustration ,this will be a  step-by-step tutorial, where you will learn how to draw a flare  skirt .

What you need for this task :

  1. Pencils
  2. Markers
  3. Watercolours thats it

Step 1: Create straight length

Let’s start by drawing a the waistband and mark the length you want .have you  noticed that both the waistband and the bottom hem are curved. yes, because this will add realism and life to your illustration.

Step 2: Let’s create the outlines of the skirt 

we need to add  the skirt outlines connecting the waist to the bottom hem. Important: lines should not completely straight. the outline pops out close to the waistband to add volume to the skirt.

Step 3: Let’s create hemlines now

As hemline is composed of multiple layers there won’t be much symmetry in the hem. So simply follow the hemline direction and make it uneven.

Step 4: Put Flat Colour on skirt

Let’s start colouring the skirt , first start with a flat colour of your choice (make sure colouring should not be patchy if you using water colours )

Step 5: Let’s create skirt texture now 

pick a slightly darker colour and draw some lines from the belt down. Notice that not all of them reach the bottom and that they vary in weight. There are a few shorter lines starting from the bottom up. They come in different length. Make sure the final result is not too busy.

Step 6: This  is the masterstroke now

To create the illusion of transparency in your fashion sketch is quite easy. Simply get a lighter colour than your base and outline the bottom shape. The outline should not be exact. In fact, the more you vary – the better, especially in the bottom hemline.

Step 7: Now let’s add the  top layer

Use the same lighter colour for  shading very similar to the darker on you did before. Start from the waist down. Then make some lines from the hemline up. Check how there is some blank space left between this new layer and the solid one.

Step 8: highlights time

To finish up get a white gel pen or a white pencil and draw a few lines to strengthen the shapes. You don’t want to draw the hemline from end to end. Be picky in this step. Less is more.

And we are ready to put this illustration in our showreel . i hope you enjoyed this tutorial if “yes” please hit  like button and support me to put more content like this in future ,at the end here is a variation of same illustration

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9 Comments

  1. Karan 2 weeks ago at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Why fashion illustration is different than other illustration is there any theory behind it

  2. Kavita 2 weeks ago at 11:10 am - Reply

    Very 👍🏻 nice sir put more tutorials like this

  3. Seema 2 weeks ago at 11:15 am - Reply

    Pencils ✏️ which one HB 2B ? Please sir make tutorial more detailed 😒

  4. Kritika 2 weeks ago at 4:13 am - Reply

    Sir ! Aap book liko sab karidege 🙂

  5. Naresh 2 weeks ago at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Bohot accha laga

  6. Ravi 2 weeks ago at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Great information

  7. Ashok 2 weeks ago at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Well done sir

  8. Anu 2 weeks ago at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Nice please make video as well I already requested you this please.

  9. Harshit 2 weeks ago at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Sir can we use oil Color in place of water Color is it a good idea or not at all please help I am not friendly with watercolours but o want to learn please help

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