Rendering Lace

Rendering Lace

Rendering Lace

Learn how to hand render a Chantilly lace on a long evening gown, using a combination of markers and pencils. Once you have downloaded the reference swatch and the fashion croquis supplied with this lesson, print the fashion croquis to use as your canvas. We will teach you how to use your pencil to map the lace pattern and then what tools and techniques to use to create the lace netting effect. As an added bonus you will learn a trick of the trade on how to give your lace illustration more dimension! The result is a glamorous floor length lace evening dress to add to your portfolio.

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Module Description Step
1 Mapping Lace Pattern 1-4
2 Rendering Flowers 1-2
3 Rendering Lace Grid 1-6
4 Accentuating Lace Pattern 1-10
5 Finishing Touches 1-4
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Step Description
1 Start by downloading the fashion croquis and the reference swatch supplied with this lesson. Print the fashion croquis to use as your canvas.
2 With a second piece of paper under your croquis and your swatch nearby for reference, tilt the croquis so that it is in the most comfortable position for rendering.
3 We will begin by mapping the lace motif onto the right shoulder of the dress. The concept here is to lay in the all over floral pattern with lines connecting the flowers, mimicking the swatch. Notice the variations in the shape of the flowers and that they are not all alike. We are mapping the right-side of the dress only.
4 Now move to the skirt and map the gesture of the lace, from waist to the knee. Notice, how we are drawing the flowers with a combination of loose and tight hand, to give the pattern a more even look and to add a bit more structure to the lace.


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