Drawing a Swimsuit Block Template in Illustrator

Drawing a Swimsuit Block Template in Illustrator

Drawing a Swimsuit Block Template in Illustrator

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to draw a swimsuit block in Illustrator using accurate proportions, stitches, and templates. Once you have downloaded our swimwear template, we will teach you how to draw a basic swimsuit block that will become the foundation for many of your future swimsuit designs.

Note: You will need access to Adobe Illustrator software in order to do this lesson.

Module Description Step
1 Swimwear Template 1-3
2 Swimwear Brushes 1-5
3 Creating Your Workspace 1-5
4 Sketching the Front 1-21
5 Sketching the Back 1-14
6 Adding Stitches 1-12
7 Saving Your Sketches 1-4
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MODULE 1 • Swimwear Template

Step Description
1 To start off, I’m going to walk you through the template that you’ll be using. It’s accessible in your files, and it’s called “Swimwear Sketch Template”. In there, you’ll see that you have this one pager that has the croquis on the top and the bottom. And here, you’ll be able to indicate your brand name, the season and the style number.
2 The croquis is downloadable from the University of Fashion. So, what I simply did here was I took these images and dropped them into this artboard so that way we would just be working with the torso. Typically, in swimwear because you’re only sketching one-pieces, and two-pieces you really only need the torso of the woman’s body to draw these.


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