How to draw better, faster, stronger Fashion sketches


“Fashion designers don't need to know how to draw”

Said at least two of my bosses in my short stints in local casual Fashion brands, where we'd be copying pieces from Zara, Bershka, Mango and even Primark, and looking up some generic bloggers as research.

Those were boring days, making stuff that no one would remember after the next collection was launched, and the worst part is, if you get comfortable and stay too long in one of those jobs, you might never get a chance at the cool brands that were featured on Vogue and such.

Still, I do get why many seasoned professionals would say that Fashion Design has nothing to do with drawing, because the level of the sketches that most Fashion students and new designers are producing is appalling - and I was no exception. So in my new video I want to show a bit more of how I use my beloved Fashion model templates to draw better, faster and stronger sketches during the Design Development stage.

This is a great drawing hack that will save time drawing your least favourite parts (face and hands, usually), make your designs look more believable - since they're drawn over a real person, not a cartoon -and will solve once and for all the issue of the faceless dummy or the muse with only one eye.

Enjoy the video!

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Did you like this video, aka my first time on camera?

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I'm planning more videos on drawing, as it is one of the most effective tools to help you develop and explain your ideas.

Also good hand drawings are one of the most captivating features you can show on your portfolio or on a project for a client, so stay tuned for more tutorials or book a Mentorship call if you can't wait any longer to become a better illustrator!

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p.s.2: Not sure if the Mentorship call is for you? Start by reading some of my Free ebooks, with in depth content on Fashion sketch and tech packs, or have a look at my previous projects to see if we click.

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