How to Draw Fashion Illustrations
If you like to draw, and you like to design clothing, you may be a prime candidate
for a career in fashion design. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the
median annual wage for fashion designers is $62,860. About 25 percent of fashion
designers are self-employed. They design high-fashion garments and one-of-a-kind
apparel on an individualized or custom basis. Some self-employed fashion designers
have set up their own independent clothing lines, a clothing line that bears their name.
Make a body template to draw on. If you will be drawing a lot of clothes, you won't
want to draw the body every time - just the clothes. But drawing clothes without
the body sometimes results in incorrectly proportioned results.
Draw a body. If you doubt your ability, simply trace one from a book or magazine
or ask a skilled friend to do it for you. Make it the right kind of body - if you'll be
sketching kids' clothes, draw a kid's body. More advanced fashion designers can
draw the same body from different angles. If you want to draw a figure at an angle,
make note that some parts of their body will automatically become bigger or smaller,
and the head or torso may be slanted, so the clothing on the figure may also be
slanted to give the 3D or live effect.