Fashion Faces Tutorial 1: Drawing Front View Female

Today we will dive into how to draw a cool fashion head.
Although the clothes on the figure are the main element in the fashion illustration, the head can give that twist we need to make our illustration stand out.

Find below my process:

  • Begin drawing an oval.
  • Track a vertical line in the middle.
  • Now three lines horizontally:
    the eyes line
    the nose line
    the mouth line
  • Start shaping the face
  • Add ears from the nose line to the eyes line
  • Sketch the eyebrows, the bottom of the nose, the eyes and the mouth
  • Now add some glamours fashion features, thinking about makeup and the feeling you want to obtain. Is she a boss girl? A model? Think about her personality and make it alive.

Now my last, but maybe most important tip: exercise a lot and learn perfectly how to draw fashion heads with a classic style.
Once you master the basics, you will be able to find your personal style

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My Tools:
Clip Studio Paint Ex
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pen


Clip Studio Paint Animation: how to import a sequence of images on the timeline

Hi fashion lovers! In this video, I am going to show you how I create a simple animation importing a series of png. This is also useful if you want to use some images as a reference for your animation.

Before we start I just want to tell you that if you like this video, please, like it and share it on social media. Or make a photo with your phone and put it on your Instagram stories. Don´t forget to tag me so I can share it on my stories as well. And, of course, if you are passionate about fashion illustration or digital illustration, subscribe to my channel to not miss anything! I publish a new video every Thursday!

But let´s start with this animation. First of all, we need to create a new file. On the side where is the Layer window, you can see the folder where I want to import all my images. All you have to do is to drag the images into the folder. Don´t worry: you´ll not see them immediately on the timeline.

Now, go to the timeline and rename the animation folder: I will call it Girl Animation.

Now go to the timeline and right-click on the first frame.
Select the name of the first images that you want to appear and here there is! You can see it :)
Finally, I am going to do the same for all the other images.

Delete the white background and it´s done!

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Clip Studio Paint Ex
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pen
HTC U Ultra


How to draw the Teddy Coat

Must-have of the season? With no doubt the Teddy Coat. Just a few days ago on Cosmopolitan Italia, I was reading an article about it: one of my favorite enveloping fuzzy coat to wear is the one by Bershka. You know that I have a passion for pink, right?

In the video, you can see how I create the coat in Manuela´s style, with the addition of a maxi-scarf (in Berlin we don't mess with the cold!). As always, you will find a list of the tools I use at the end of this post and, below, the description step-by-step:

  • After creating a rough sketch with the pencil tool I want to start with the coat.

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In the past, sometimes I found my illustration out of topic.
I found myself starting with an initial idea (a peace to wear since we are talking about fashion illustration) and I ended up putting the main focus on some other aspects of the drawing (like, for instance, the model, the hair, etc).
I learned that in order to avoid a lack of focus it is always a good idea to start drawing and coloring what should be the main subject!

  • Using the Fluff Fur Brush I start adding color to the coat.
    The brush has not full coverage so, I make more than one brushstroke where I need more color density.
  • Using the G-Pen Brush of Clip Studio Paint I trace the outline of the scarf in black on a vector layer
  • I create a new raster layer and, using the scarf vector layer as a reference layer, I fill it with black.
  • I create a new raster layer for the lights and using the white I start adding them.
  • Now I focus on the face and I start inking with the G-Pen on the vector layer.
  • Then, I start with the flat colors on the lips, the eyes and the hair and I add shadows and lights.
  • Using the black G-Pen I add some rebel hair around her face. As I already mentioned in my previous posts, I love this moment because the face gets an ultra-feminine and sexy look
  • Using the Droplet brush I add ink spots in the background
  • To make it shine, I also use the Sparkle A and Sparkle B brushes on the coat
  • Using the "correct line" tool I increase the size of the outlines where I feel that the figure needs more strength
  • I create a new raster layer and set it as "multiply". This one is for the shadows and using a dark red I start adding them.
  • I add more lines to the vector layer for the fur. I want them to be really free, this is why I put the brush stabilizer to 0.
  • Since I am not satisfied with the eyes I start over again. The same process as I used earlier using the dense watercolor brush, flat color, shadows, and lights. I use the same brush to add some blush and eyeshadow.
  • Final step: some shadows to the face using the violet.

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My Tools:
Clip Studio Paint Ex
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pen
HTC U Ultra


Fashion illustration with Surface Pro: Pierpaolo Piccioli Haute Couture

https://youtu.be/VTfoJ4xYs-E

In today´s post, you´ll discover how I create a fashion illustration using the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Clip Studio Paint Ex.

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Here is my process:

  • Using the G-Pen Brush of Clip Studio Paint I trace the outline in black on a vector layer
  • I create a new raster layer and, using the vector layer as a reference layer, I start adding flat colors.
  • I create a new raster layer and set it as "multiply". This one is for the shadows and using a dark red I start adding them.
  • Using the Spray brush first and the Droplet than (in white) I add the glitter effect to the dress.
  • To make it shine, I also use the Sparkle A and Sparkle B brushes
  • I create a new raster layer for the lights and using the white I start adding them.
  • I add some shadow also to the gloves using a magenta color.
  • Now I focus on the face and I start coloring the eyes. I want them to be hazel/gold. I start with the flat color and I start adding shadows with a dark brown and lights with a light yellow (almost white)
  • I use the same process for the lips but using a dark red for the shadows and white for the lights
  • Using the black G-Pen I add some rebel hair around her face. I love this moment because the face gets an ultra-feminine and sexy look
  • Using the "correct line" tool I increase the size of the outlines where I feel that the figure needs more strength
  • Using the Droplet brush I add ink spots in the background
  • Using the Rough Wash brush I add the red color splash on her cheeks and then I use the blending brush to smooth them
  • Last touch: some shadows on her eyelids for an intense look!

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My Tools:
Clip Studio Paint Ex
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pen
HTC U Ultra


Digital Illustration with Surface Pro: My Desk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSTP8KaLn_I&t=1s

Today we're going to dive into how I create a digital illustration using the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Clip Studio Paint Ex.

But first don't forget to sign up for the newsletter (on the right side of this article) to do not miss anything!

Here is my process:

  • Using the G-Pen Brush of Clip Studio Paint I trace the outline in black on a vector layer
  • I create a new raster layer and, using the vector layer as a reference layer, I start adding flat colors.
  • I create a new raster layer for the lights and using the white I start adding them.
  • I create a new raster layer and set it as "multiply". This one is for the shadows and using a violet dark tone I start adding them.
  • I add some white elements with the G-Pen.
  • Using the Rough Wash brush I add the red color splash around the illustration
  • I add on top of all the layers the paper texture in overlay

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My Tools:
Clip Studio Paint Ex
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pen
HTC U Ultra


How to create a digital Beauty Illustration: MAC Kiss of Stars Lipstick

https://youtu.be/XDPtGup_3fU

Today we're going to dive into how I create a beauty illustration using the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Clip Studio Paint Ex.

Many of you ask me about my creative process and I thought that it could be useful to add a written step-by-step- guide to this video here on my Blog. So don´t forget to sign up for the newsletter (on the right side of this article) to do not miss anything!

Here is my process:

  • Look for reference images. In this case, I already knew that I wanted to illustrate the MAC Kiss of Stars Lipstick so I just had to find a really clear image of it.
  • Using the G-Pen Brush of Clip Studio Paint I trace the outline in black on a vector layer
  • I create a new raster layer and, using the vector layer as a reference layer, I start adding flat colors.
  • I create a new raster layer for the lights and using the white I start adding them.
  • I create a new raster layer and set it as "multiply". This one is for the shadows and using a violet dark tone I start adding them.
  • I create the stars using the Star brush. Locking the transparent pixel, I color the stars. I add some details with the G-Pen.
  • On a new layer, I add some sparkles with the Glitter Circle Cross brush.
  • Using the Bloodstain brush I add the black color splash on the background

Et voilà. The illustration is done!

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My Tools:
Clip Studio Paint Ex
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pen
HTC U Ultra

M.A.C. Kiss of Stars Lipstick Limited Edition


Bridal fashion illustration the Making of

*post in italiano dopo quello inglese

In my last post, I showed you my newest fashion illustration inspired by a wonderful wedding dress by Yaniv Persy.
Today I would like to share with you the video of the making of.

I am a big fan of experimentation and having fun during the creation process of a new image, and it is essential always to be surprised by ourselves to define our own unique and recognizable style.

Each artist has a personal creative process, but I believe that sharing can be an encouragement or an inspiration to experiment new creative ways.

I intended to create not only an ethereal and dreamy atmosphere but also to tell a story.
It is possible to do this by adding just a few details like the flowers in the background, a certain position of the hand and a particular expression of the bride.

The planning phase is fundamental in the creation process, as well as the indispensable basis for the clarity of the message and the harmony of the composition.

First, I make the drawing on an A4 paper sheet with a micro-pencil HB.
Then, I scan and import it in Clip Studio Paint: I adjust brightness and contrast to create marked and defined lines. I clean it up with the digital erase and I start painting with my inseparable Wacom Cintiq 13 HD.

The video you see at the end of this post shows this second phase of the realization: digital painting.

Enjoy!

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Nel mio ultimo post vi ho mostrato la mia più recente illustrazione di moda ispirata ad un meraviglioso abito da sposa del designer Yaniv Persy.
Oggi vorrei condividere con voi il video del making of.

Sono una grande fan della sperimentazione e del divertimento nella realizzazione di una nuova immagine ed è fondamentale lasciarsi sorprendere sempre da se stessi per definire il proprio stile unico e riconoscibile.

Ogni artista ha il suo personale processo creativo, ma ritengo che la condivisione possa essere d'incoraggiamento o d'ispirazione a sperimentare nuove strade creative.

La mia intenzione era di creare non solo un'atmosfera eterea e sognante, ma anche di raccontare una storia.
Per farlo basta aggiungere pochi dettagli come i fiori sullo sfondo, una particolare posizione della mano, l'espressione della sposa.

La fase della progettazione è fondamentale nel processo di creazione, nonchè la base indispensabile per la chiarezza del messaggio e l'armonia della composizione.

Per prima cosa realizzo il disegno a matita su un foglio A4 con una matita a micromina HB.
Una volta scansionato il disegno lo importo in Clip Studio Paint: aggiusto luminosità e contrasto in modo da creare delle linee marcate e definite. Pulisco e inizio a dipingere con la mia inseparabile Wacom Cintiq 13 HD.

Il video che vedete alla fine di questo post mostra la seconda fase della realizzazione.

Buona visione!

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The making of "Libertè d'amour"

*post in italano dopo quello inglese

Here we are!
Finally it's ready!
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What am I talking about?!
But, of course, of the making of "Liberté d'Amour", my most recent illustration of the Gotcha! Collection.

In the last few weeks, I have been busy with the reopening of my online store, putting aside other activities such as in fact the update of my YouTube channel.

Due to the icy weather and my big eighth-month pregnancy belly, I spent the weekend at home cuddled by my beloved fiancè and wrapped by cats and blankets, editing this new video.

You can find Limited Edition Prints of 25 here, don't miss yours!

xoxo


Ci siamo!
Finalmente è pronto!
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.
Di cosa parlo?!
Ma, naturalmente, del making of de Liberté d'Amour, la mia più recente illustrazione della Gotcha! Collection.

Nelle ultime settimane sono stata impegnatissima con la riapertura del negozio online, trascurando altre attività come, per l'appunto, l'aggiornamento del mio canale YouTube.

Complice il tempo glaciale del weekend e la mia pancia da ottavo mese di gravidanza, ho trascorso il fine settimana a casa viziata dal mio amorevole compagno e avvolta tra gatti e coperte, completamente dedicata all'editing di questo nuovo video.

Potete trovare le stampe in Edizione Limitata di 25 qui, approfittatene!

xoxo


Making of "Moschino Boy & Girl"

In this video, I show you part of the making process of my illustration inspired by Moschino 2018 collection.

Medium:

  • Wacom Cintiq 13 HD
  • Clip Studio Paint Ex

Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!


In questo video vi mostro parte del processo di creazione della mia illustrazione ispirata alla collezione 2018 di Moschino.

Per realizzarla ho usato:

  • Wacom Cintiq 13 HD
  • Clip Studio Paint Ex

Buona visione e non dimenticatevi di iscrivervi al mio canale YouTube!


How I paint Skin with Clip Studio Paint

If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen a preview of this video.

Well, this is the extended version where I shaw you how I paint Skin with Clip Studio Paint Ex and my Wacom Cintiq 13 HD.

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Se mi seguite su Instagram, avete visto una preview di questo filmato la scorsa settimana.

Bene, questa è la versione estesa nella quale vi mostro come dipingo la pelle utilizzando Clip Studio Paint Ex e la mia Wacom Cintiq 13 HD.

Non dimenticatevi di iscrivervi al mio canale YouTube!

 

 


Painting eyes Process Video


*post in italiano dopo quello inglese

New video on my YouTube channel!

In this video, I show you my technique to paint the eyes.
I use my inseparable Wacom Cintiq 13HD and Clip Studio Paint Ex.Read more


Summer Fashion Illustration Process Video

August, the 1st: we are officially in the hottest month of the summer.
The perfect look for this season?
Find out by watching the "making of" of the latest illustration I made for Sketchary!

Two clues:

  • Flirting bathing suit
  • Chiara Ferragni

xo

Ps: Are you looking for a more detailed tutorial?
Read the post Process Video: Valentino Fall 2017 Couture and find a step-by-step guide on my working process!


1 di Agosto: siamo ufficialmente nel mese più hot dell'estate.
Il costume perfetto per questa stagione?
Scopritelo guardando il making of dell'ultima illustrazione che ho realizzato per Sketchary!

Due indizi:

  • Flirting bathing suit
  • Chiara Ferragni

xo

ps: cercate un tutorial più dettagliato?

Nel post Process Video: Valentino Fall 2017 Couture trovate una guida step-by-step sulla mia tecnica d'illustrazione!


Process Video: Valentino Fall 2017 Couture

*post in italiano dopo quello inglese

Do you remember the post about Valentino Fall 2017 couture collection?

Today, I share with you the process video, and I am going to explain how I create the illustration.Read more


Fashion Illustration Process Video: Peach Playing in Zanotti & Lanvin

*post in italiano dopo quello inglese

During these days, summer seems to have left Berlin for a rainy and colder climate: I still have to get used to this new and unpredictable weather... don't forget that I come from the hot Rome!

With this autumnal more than summer mood, I was happy to spend the weekend at home creating in my studio.
Result?
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I have been back to my sketchbook (abandoned for a while, I admit it), continued to work on the third illustration for Gotcha!Ry project, updated my Bio and finished editing the video "Peach Playing in Zanotti and Lanvin. "
A productive weekend, isn't it? ;)

Enjoy!

xo


In questi giorni l'estate sembra aver abbandonato Berlino per lasciare posto alla pioggia e ad una temperatura più mite: ancora devo abituarmi a questo nuovo e imprevedibile clima per me, abituata alla calda Roma.

Assecondando questo mood più autunnale che estivo, ho trascorso volentieri il fine settimana a casa creando nel mio studio.
Risultato?
Se mi seguite su Instagram saprete già che ho ripreso in mano il mio sketchbook (abbandonato da un po', lo ammetto), continuato a lavorare sulla terza illustrazione per Gotcha!ry, aggiornato la mia Bio e finito di editare il video di “Peach playing in Zanotti e Lanvin”.
Un fine settimana produttivo, non trovate? ;)

Buona visione!

xo