Time for another fashion illustration of mine. This time I illustrated by a catwalk look. As I told you, recently I finally got the change to catch up with some of the collections I wanted to see. Last Saturday I have spent an entire day watching fashion shows and illustrating looks that caught my eye the most. Now, it's time to show you some of them and why not start with this one? This look was worn by Kaia Gerber in Chanel Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 Ready To Wear Collection.
It is a wonderful design to illustrate. The dress itself is very elegant and classical. Black lace dress is always a nice choice. The accessories for this look are very interesting, an oversize rose pink bag with a print and long gloves in a hot pink shade. Do you like it? Have you had the chance to see this collection yet? If yes, how did you like it?
The medium for this one is pencil and watercolour on paper. I'm not sure will I keep the outline I made with the pencil or I will delete it. I'm also considering filling in the outline with a marker or a coloured pencil in a shade of the skin. So many ideas, so little time! Maybe I will add some finishing touches to this illustration, maybe not. I'll keep you posted. I did enjoy illustrating this look. This LBD is absolutely beautiful. I used two layers of watercolour on the additional (peplum) lace layer of the dress because when lace is layered on lace, there is always a darkening effect. I tried to make the lace details visible, but not too detailed.
Illustrating fashion is always an interesting experience. There are so many different styles when it comes to fashion illustrations. Some are more true to body's proportions (anatomical), some are more stylized (idolized). After tackling fashion illustration for a few years I seem to have developed a preference for elongated necks and legs. Maybe I could even call it my style. Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!
|pencil + watercolour on paper|