I thought I will give you a look at the step by step evolution of drawing from life sketch to a finished fashion illustration.
Students will benefit, people interested in drawing fashion might also find these insightful.
Image 1 and 2 shows how a gestural structure study from a life model is turned into an elongated, poised croquis (sketch) fashion pose. The croquis is done with structure of the female body in mind, specifically the body turned sideways and the torso and abdomen jutting outwards making the buttocks juts the opposite way. The weight is on the left leg as the right leg extends across the front.
Image 3 shows he croquis used to structure the cropped pantsuits and outlined ready for rendering. The feet rising on a pair of gladiator stilettos. The single breasted suit is fitted, and the pants cropped slightly flared at the bottom.
Image 4 shows I start rendering using Flesh tone Copic Markers.
Image 5 Cropped pantsuits colored in maroon, and the crocodile stilettos rendered (with a red sole, a Louboutin perhaps?)
Image 6 is a rendering of embroidery and lace over the maroon fabrics. A textured of combined process of pen, black and white and grey copic marker to add shades