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fashion illustration diy……lela rose mood board


For those of you not hitting the Black Friday sales today, why not try your hand at a Fashion Illustration mood board? My inspiration today comes from the 2015 Lela Rose Resort Collection…..

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Here’s what you’ll need:

– a couple of images from a designer you like

– a downloadable “croquis

– watercolor paper

– watercolor pencils

– watercolor palette

– fine paintbrush

– #2 lead pencil

– small bowl for clean water

– porcelain plate for mixing paints

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Start by mixing some of the colors you will use on your plate and create a color strip for reference. Then lightly trace the croquis with a flesh colored watercolor pencil to establish your foundation.

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Start to build up light washes of color….

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After the colors have been laid down add finishing details with your pencils including facial features, soft hair strands and embellishments such as lace or embroidery…

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And, lastly, always sign your work!

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Creating Fashion Illustration mood boards is a fun and satisfying project…….If you liked this tutorial feel free to share the top image on Pinterest or FB!

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