Fashion Art

How to Draw, Render & Illustrate Fashion

Our online fashion drawing, rendering and illustration video lessons will help you realize your designs on paper and make an artist out of you! Being able to communicate your design ideas to others is a critical step toward becoming a successful fashion designer Click on any lesson picture, below, to learn more! Note: You'll learn the most from these lessons by doing exactly what the teachers are doing, using your own materials

Beginner

Whether your interest is designing for women men, tweens, infants, toddlers or older children, it all starts with learning how to draw the fashion croquis. A fashion croquis is a rough sketch used as the foundation in fashion drawing and presents a slightly elongated figure compared to real life body proportions.

Start learning by mastering our “Female Frontal pose” and “Female Contrapposto pose” lessons.  Next, try to draw the “Female Walking Pose” and the Female Side Back Pose.”. Then, move on to our “Female Relaxed Standing Pose” and “Female Head, Hands & Feet” lessons. Finally, choose and finish 4 other Beginner lessons that interest you, or that seem challenging, before moving to our Intermediate section.

Once you’re feeling comfortable with your hand drawing skills, feel free to move on to our Computer Assisted Design (CAD) lessons. You’ll find them in our CAD discipline section. We’ve laid out our CAD lessons in the order in which you should watch them. Start with the first lesson, then do the second lesson, etc.

 

Female Contrapposto Back Pose
Beginner
Drawing Female Frontal Figure Template
Ink Drawing Tween Boy Figure
Beginner
Drawing Female Feet: Profile/Three Quarter View
Drawing Female Hands
Drawing Female Hands
Fashion Art
Beginner
Ink Drawing Plus Size Female Figure
Ink Drawing The Male Fashion Figure
Ink Drawing The Female Front-Back Three Quarter Pose
Ink Drawing- Female Fashion Face
Beginner
Ink Drawing Male Fashion Face
Beginner
Creating a Professional Fashion Design Portfolio
Female Frontal Pose Front & Back
Beginner
Female Contrapposto Pose
Beginner
Female Walking Pose
Female Walking Pose
Fashion Art
Beginner
Female Side Back Pose
Female Side Back Pose
Fashion Art Free Lesson
Beginner
Female Relaxed Standing Pose
Beginner
Female Head, Hands & Feet
Beginner
Ink Drawing Tween Girl Figure
Beginner
Portfolio Tips for Fashion College Admissions
Male Standing Pose
Male Standing Pose
Fashion Art
Beginner
Male Head, Hands & Feet
Beginner
Male Contrapposto Pose
Beginner
Drawing Children – Infant &Toddlers
Beginner
Tween Boy & Girl Pose
Tween Boy & Girl Pose
Fashion Art
Beginner

Intermediate

Our Intermediate Art lessons will teach you to hand render your designs. Each lesson comes with a free downloadable croquis template and swatch so that so that you can follow along with the instructor. We will also teach you how to find your own sketching style. Your sketching style “brands” you and sets you apart from other designers. After mastering at least 6 of our  Intermediate lessons, move on to our Advanced lessons.

Finding Your Sketching Voice – Part 1
Intermediate
Finding Your Sketching Voice – Part 2
Intermediate
Finding Your Sketching Voice – Part 3
Intermediate
Side Pleats
Side Pleats
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Ruffle Pleats
Ruffle Pleats
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Smocking
Smocking
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Peter Pan Collar
Peter Pan Collar
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Sailor Collar
Sailor Collar
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Bow-Tie Collar
Bow-Tie Collar
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Notch Collar Lapel
Notch Collar Lapel
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Mandarin Collar
Mandarin Collar
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Cascade Neck Ruffle
Cascade Neck Ruffle
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Cascade Skirt Ruffle
Cascade Skirt Ruffle
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Pannier-Cowl
Pannier-Cowl
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Accordion Pleats
Accordion Pleats
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Leopard
Rendering Leopard
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Zebra
Rendering Zebra
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Velvet
Rendering Velvet
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Stripe
Rendering Stripe
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Shine
Rendering Shine
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Sheer Pattern
Intermediate
Rendering Sequins
Rendering Sequins
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Floral Print
Intermediate
Rendering Plaid
Rendering Plaid
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Leather
Rendering Leather
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Lace
Rendering Lace
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Houndstooth
Rendering Houndstooth
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Herringbone
Rendering Herringbone
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Faux Fur
Rendering Faux Fur
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Dots
Rendering Dots
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Crocodile
Rendering Crocodile
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Checks
Rendering Checks
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Camouflage
Rendering Camouflage
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Drawing & Illustrating<br> Male Frontal Pose
Intermediate
Drawing & Illustrating<br> Male Back Pose
Intermediate

Advanced

Our Advanced Art lessons will teach how to illustrate your designs in gouache (“water paint” or “splash” in Italian). Download our Free fashion croquis for these lessons and follow along with your instructor to perfect the techniques we introduce here.

Model Drawing-Non-Classic Silhouettes & Poses
Model Drawing: Fashion, Proportion & Movement
Advanced Fashion Illustration Techniques
Female Side Pose –  Mood Drawing
Advanced
Twin Figures – Mood Drawing
Advanced
Lace Rendering – Mood Drawing
Advanced