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

We recommend watching the lessons, below, in the order shown. Whether your interest is in 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 by mastering our “Female Frontal pose”, “Drawing Female Walking Pose” and “Drawing Female Head: Front, Profile & Three Quarter”. Then move to our “Female Contrapposto pose” lessons.  Next, learn to draw the male figure with “Drawing Male Contrapposto Pose”, “Ink Drawing the Male Fashion Figure” and “Ink Drawing Male Fashion Face”. Finally, learn to draw young people with “Ink Drawing Tween Boy”, “Ink Drawing Tween Girl” and “Drawing Children – Infant & Toddler”. Then you’re ready for our Intermediate section, or even our Computer Assisted Design (CAD) fashion art lessons.

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

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.

How to Create a Designer’s Process Book
Fashion Illustration Using Pastels
Intermediate
Finding Your Sketching Voice – Part 1
Intermediate
Finding Your Sketching Voice – Part 2
Intermediate
Finding Your Sketching Voice – Part 3
Intermediate
Drawing & Illustrating<br> Male Frontal Pose
Intermediate
Drawing & Illustrating<br> Male Back Pose
Intermediate
Drawing Side Pleats
Drawing Side Pleats
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Drawing Ruffle Pleats
Drawing Ruffle Pleats
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Drawing Smocking
Drawing Smocking
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Drawing a Peter Pan Collar
Intermediate
Drawing a Sailor Collar
Intermediate
Drawing a Bow-Tie Collar
Intermediate
Drawing a Notch Collar Lapel
Intermediate
Drawing a Mandarin Collar
Intermediate
Drawing a Cascade Neck Ruffle
Intermediate
Drawing a Cascade Skirt Ruffle
Intermediate
Drawing a Pannier-Cowl
Intermediate
Drawing Accordion Pleats
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
Fashion Illustration Using Watercolors
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: Fashion, Proportion & Movement
Model Drawing: Pant Poses
Advanced
Model Drawing: Evening and Tailored Garments
Model Drawing: Various Poses for Different Silhouettes
Model Drawing: Non-Classic Silhouettes & Poses
Female Side Pose –  Mood Drawing
Advanced
Twin Figures – Mood Drawing
Advanced
Lace Rendering – Mood Drawing
Advanced
Advanced Fashion Illustration Techniques