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.
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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