Jewelry & Fashion | 21 December 2016Fashion Sketch and Go: Standing Pose Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Trends in fashion move quickly, and sometimes you’ve got to do the same to sketch the amazing street style you see while out and about. Sketch and Go: 5-Minute Fashion Illustration gives you all the tips and tricks you need to learn to quickly draw a standing pose. Ready to strike a pose? When drawing fashion figures in different positions – standing, sitting, or in motion – you can use the same step-by-step guide you’ve learned, but with a little twist. You need to learn to visualize how the limbs of the body move so that you can keep your sketch believable. When you’re just beginning, the easiest way to learn how to sketch any pose – from the simplest stance to the most elaborate contortions – is to sketch from a reference image. Sketching from a photo or real-life figure helps you see how the arms and legs are positioned. 1. Using a pencil, lightly sketch the figure’s outline. Also notice that I have already drawn the arch of the foot and decided how high of a heel this figure will have right from the start. 2. Draw the external garments first, such as the jacket. Then work your way inward. In quick sketches, this keeps you from having to draw the entire inner shirt and then the jacket, which partially obscures the shirt. Also add in the leg garments (be it skirt, dress, or pants) and shoes. I’ve also drawn in guidelines (center line, eye line, nose line, and lip line) for the placement of my facial features. 3. Draw the hair, the purse, and the outline of the arms and hands. Further define the jacket, taking these elements into account. 4. Draw in any last details of the garments and accessories, including the shirt, purse, and skirt details. Draw in the face. If you are going to be doing full color on this, you don’t need to outline every little crease in the fabric. Instead, you can show the creases in the fabric with shading and marker. 5. You’ll notice the subject here has a fur coat, and so I finished it with a little fuzzy outline. Erase the guidelines (if you included them) to give your figure a polished look. I suggest finishing black and white pen-only drawings with some shading to make them feel more complete. 6. I am going to color this in, so I used a light box to add marker on a new paper over my pencil lines. Add a wash of color, first in the lightest shade, going back over with the same color to darken the necessary areas. 7. Now, add ink lines and trace over your original pencil lines from the first sheet of paper. 8. Add in any necessary highlights or darker areas to complete your illustration. Buy from an Online Retailer US: From the suburbs to the subway, Sketch and Go: 5 Minute Fashion Illustration shows you how to capture fashion anywhere and everywhere. Fashion is fast and furious, and fashion illustrators need to work the same way to keep up with the latest trends. Part technique, part sketchbook, Sketch and Go: 5 Minute Fashion Illustration is ideal for beginners looking to learn tips and tricks for sketching fashion illustrations, both quickly and on the go. First, you’ll learn basic fashion illustration skills and practical techniques for inspired “live fashion sketching”. Once you’ve conquered the basics, you can sketch your own collection on the 500 pre-printed model templates. Featuring a variety of different poses, these templates allow you to get down to business and sketch your designs right away, without worrying about drawing models. The sketchpad pages are specially designed so that they can be photocopied without the templates, leaving just the fashion sketch! In need of inspiration? Don’t worry! You’ll also find an inspirational gallery of four-color illustrations from fashion designer and illustrator, Emily Brickel Edelson. So what are you waiting for? Get sketching! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.