Illustrating Sheers & Lace

Marker & Colored Pencil by Justine

This is part of my continuing series on FASHION ILLUSTRATION TIPS. 

1 Pencil underdrawing on tracing paper

These drawings were part of a class demo this week at my class at Mt San Antonio College in Walnut, CA.  My students at Art Center College of Design also can benefit from these demos even though most of them are working on Photoshop.

I am using marker paper, Copic brush tip markers and Prismacolor pencils.  The lace is drawn on last with white gel pen.  In the case of black lace, I use black fine point marker such as Pilot razor point.

Work from – the inside out – putting skintones  with shading on first, then building up transparent layers of fabric.  Use pencil to shade fabric as needed.  Black pencil last for accents only.

2 Marker Skintone - repeat layers with same color to make darkerMarker-add suit color and shadow, then add transparent coat layers over the top


Add colored pencil shading, white gel pen for lace, black pencil for accents

Marker & colored pencil Lace - pink & white gel pen, black pilot razor point


About Justine Limpus Parish

Associate Professor - Art Center College of Design apparel design - Product Design Dept. costume design - Entertainment Design Dept Fashion Instructor: Mt San Antonio College Workshop instructor: Disney Consumer Products
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