In an earlier post on Finding Your Sketching Voice, we discussed the importance of developing your sketching style as a means of communication and in a way that is representative of your brand and of your clients. This week, we launch Finding Your Sketching Voice – Part 2 in which we continue to explore how you can make your fashion illustrations “speak” for you.
I recently stumbled upon illustrator Catherine Pearson‘s work. Though she is not a fashion designer, her illustrations are an excellent example of how a unique sketching voice can speak to an audience.
Pearson’s quirky, witty and humorous voice comes through loud and clear in a way that makes you feel as if you are chatting the latest news in fashion over a cappuccino. Consumers value the personal connection they feel with a fashion designer and using your sketching voice is an effective way to give your clients a peek into not only your design process, but your unique design personality as well. In Finding Your Sketching Voice – Part 2, we introduce you to famous fashion illustrators such as Ruben Toledo and Antonio Lopez. We also teach you how to take inspiration from a tear sheet and then map, shade and render an illustration using your unique sketching style.
As with all newly learned skills, “practice makes progress.” Our newest video is one you will revisit time and time again as you work toward developing your own sketching voice.
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