Cutting Edge Fashion Illustration: Step-by-step Contemporary Fashion Illustration--Traditional, Digital and Mixed Media

Cutting Edge Fashion Illustration: Step-by-step Contemporary Fashion Illustration--Traditional, Digital and Mixed Media

Erica Sharp

Language: English

Pages: 213

ISBN: 2:00285528

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Cutting-Edge Fashion Illustration is the go-to resource and inspiration if you're a budding fashion designer, fashion illustrator or just simply want to learn more illustration techniques.

Covers all key areas of illustration using traditional, digital and mixed media methods, offering clear advice on how to manage color, textures, patterns and how to create your own fashion portfolio.

Easy to follow step-by-step tutorials demonstrate each of the techniques, followed by a gallery of inspirational images show how to use each technique in your own illustrations.

Erica is a fashion illustrator working with key fashion publications in London, UK, one of the world's leading cities of fashion, so her style is very commercial and current!

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gradient (see Create and apply colour gradients). The colour was quite strong, so I adjusted the Opacity at the top of the Layers palette. With a soft-edged brush, add a layer of bright blue around the eyes to create the impression of strong eye make-up. When complete, transfer to a hard-edged Eraser tool and rub out the blue areas inside and below the eyes. Use the Brush tool to add soft pinks to the model’s lips. Tip I find it useful to create a bank of inky brush marks and textures,

spreads, where photographers and illustrators collaborate to create interesting results. I decided to make my illustration bright pink to stand out against the black and white photograph. Remove the white background (see Create layers to apply colours with the Brush tool) and fill the illustration with colour. However instead of filling the selection with black, I chose a pink from the Foreground Color options and filled the area using the Paint Bucket tool. Now go to Select > All, then

comparison to the model’s blouse, so delete the layer. In the next step, we’ll return to our original pattern tile to adjust its size. To make the required adjustment, open the pattern tile that you created earlier, then go to Image > Image Size and halve the image’s existing size. Choose Select > All then Edit > Define Pattern, where you will have the option to name your resized pattern. I would name it something other than your original pattern name; for example, if you named your first

scanned artwork appeared rather weak, so the Levels needed adjusting to make the drawing more visible against the background. In addition, you can click on Adjustment Layers and choose Color Balance to adjust the red and yellow dials if your work looks too cool, or the blue or green dials if your work looks too warm. This is not an essential step; the colour of my work looked a little warm, so I adjusted the blue dial a fraction. Here there are a few areas with scruffy pencil lines and a

my final major project. I created screen-printed illustrations on fabric, which I then pieced together for appliqué and embellishment. This style developed into fashion illustration, and after graduating I purchased my first Apple Mac computer. Having no prior knowledge of Photoshop meant that I had to teach myself, but this was good for me as it meant becoming very experimental and unconventional in my approach. Following my university degree, I became very proactive in entering competitions,

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