Sunday, May 10, 2015

Woodland Fairytale


Once upon a time, there was a beautiful woodland area...

I did these illustrations for my final project in the figure drawing for fashion illustration class I took at SAIC this quarter. The prompt was to draw a set of 5 figures and demonstrate perspective, texture, and pattern in the clothing. My initial inspiration was based on mori girl fashion, particularly with neutral and pastel colors and layers galore, hence the woodland setting. However, as I was sketching, the aesthetic that emerged in the end was less neutrals and light layers, but somewhat more structured and with more vivid colors. To me they feel like real-life versions of what characters in a fairytale might wear, and I went with that in the final versions. I wanted to introduce some variety and force myself to draw male figures as well as female, so I chose to do 2 men's looks, 2 women's looks, and 1 child look.

All drawings in this set were done using Copic pens and markers on marker paper.