This fashion illustration template will show you how to draw fashion sketches. In no time, you will be able to master fashion drawing. Fashion illustrations can be stunning and, for me, even more, magical than the final article of clothing.
Fashion illustration templates are meant to capture the mood and style of an outfit or garment. They can also be used as inspiration for the dressmaker, designer, or draft person involved in its creation. Fashion drawings are appealing to the public and offer a lot of enticement.
Fashion illustrations were used in periodicals before the advent of photography to encourage readers to purchase new fashions. The rapid improvement in digital equipment and specialization in fashion photography led to faster image creation speeds, almost threatening the future of fashion illustrations. Fashion illustration is a subject that can be rediscovered with the help of cycles.
If you have any doubts about its usefulness in print editorial, just flip through any magazine to see at least one illustration. Fashion illustrators today are just as famous as fashion photographers. I created this project to help you create your fashion sketches and illustrations.
How to Make a Fashion Illustration Template
When illustrating, the best materials are not necessarily what others recommend, but what you feel most comfortable using. I love to use a calligraphy pen for my line art. My favorite canvas is watercolor paper and Chinese paper. This combination is great if you don’t already have a preference. If you have your preferred material and tools, this combination is for you.
Fashion Sketch Template
1. Print the template page at 100 percent on printed cardstock
2. Take out any body parts.
3. The upper leg pieces should be cut in straight lines.
4. Use a pin to push through the dots. When drilling the holes, you can place a piece of cork behind them (I used a wine cork, but it is also possible to use a corkboard span.
5. Place the neck hole at the top of the bust. Fold the top of your bust in front of the neck hole with a split pin.
6. Place the lower stomach hole in front of the upper one. Fold the folded sideways with a split pin.
7. Place the upper stomach hole in front of the lower pelvis hole. Fold the folded sideways with a split pin.
8. Place the three-arm pieces (upper, lower, and hand) in the front. Fold in split pins. Repeat the process with the second arm.
9. Place the three leg pieces (upper, lower, and foot) in the front. Fold in split pins. Repeat the process with the second leg.
10. Place the legs and arms behind the body section. Line up the joining holes. Fold in half and insert split pins.
11. You can position the fashion template in many different forward-facing positions. The template can be made to look like she is walking in mid-walk (one leg raised) by elevating the knee joint of the upper leg. For inspiration, you can either look at fashion sketch template or create your pose.
12. You can place the template on a piece of watercolor paper. Then, lightly outline the posed template.
13. The template should be moved aside. Fill in the details of your facial and hands. Smoothen some lines.
14. Think about what outfit you would like to draw. You might already have an idea or you could choose the one you see in a magazine. Over the template, draw a light outline for the outfit.
15. You can make permanent marks on the clothing. You don’t have to include every detail when adding ink or paint line art. This will create an identifiable image. When drawing line art, I prefer to use wish-and-flinch motion. To make it easier to move around the image, I draw each section in shorter bursts. This results in a more smooth illustration.
16. You can erase pencil marks.
17. Use a thicker pen to loosely draw the clothing and hair outlines.
18. Use VecFashion motion to add color to the illustration. To suggest highlights, leave areas of white.
19. Use a watercolor brush to splatter the pages.
20. Once your fashion figure drawing has been completed, sign it and add the date.