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
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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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Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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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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Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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How to create a digital Beauty Illustration: MAC Kiss of Stars Lipstick

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


The Wow! Factor: temporary tattoos by Pis Saro

Un post condiviso da Pis Saro🍃 (@pissaro_tattoo) in data:

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I like beautiful drawings on paper as well as on the body (as you can see from my photos).
Tattoos are a huge source of inspiration and, often, I spend hours on Instagram exploring the many profiles I follow.Read more


Travelling & Freelancing Freedom

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Yesterday I took a day off from drawing (but not from inspiration), and I went to Hamburg.
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Beyond the pencil

 

 

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A few days ago I came across into an interesting article (you can find it here) about the history of the pencil.

Did you know that Faber Castle has what it is believed to be the first pencil ever created?Read more


Creation of a Gotcha! Girl

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I moved into the new house: my mind is finally free and I want to experience everything Berlin has to offer. Inspiration is always just around the corner (literally! If you missed, read the post Get inspired by the streets of Berlin) and I have so many ideas in my head. During the past few weeks, I have drawn a lot into my sketchbook, the place where all my Gotcha! Girls are born. With my favorite pencil in one hand, I try to grab the inspiration and fix it on paper. Some of these ideas will remain sketches, others will turn into something else or, perhaps, they will become finished illustrations.

Which of these will be the next Gotcha! Girl?

Those who follow me on Instagram already know ;)


Trasloco finito e pacchi sistemati: finalmente ho la mente libera e sono pronta ad immergermi ancora più nella Vita Berlinese. L'ispirazione è sempre dietro l'angolo (letteralmente! se ve lo siete perso, leggete il post Get inspired by the streets of Berlin) e la mia mente è piena di idee. In questi giorni ho disegnato molto nel mio sketchbook, la culla di tutte le mie Gotcha! Girls. Matita alla mano, è proprio qui che colgo al volo l'ispirazione del momento e la fisso su carta. Alcune di queste idee rimarranno schizzi, altre si trasformeranno e altre ancora diventeranno delle illustrazioni finite.

Quale di queste sarà la prossima Gotcha! Girl?

Chi mi segue su Instagram già lo sa ;)


Wish & Wear 46

Wish & Wear #46: the Print Trousers

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Today's 'Wish & Wear' focuses on a contrast monochrome print trousers crafted in a flowy fabric from MANGO. With the right combinations of accessories, they are perfect for every occasion: wear flat shoes for a comfy look or, as in the illustration I have done, switch to high heels (I choose a pair of black sandals by Saint Laurent) for a more elegant style. The top is simple still chic as well as the clutch and the pin-up style hair band which gives a twist to the look!

Il 'Wish & Wear' di oggi ha come protagonista dei pantaloni dal tessuto morbido e con una stampa monocromatica a contrasto di Mango. Li trovo perfetti per ogni occasione: con scarpe basse per un look più sportivo o, come nell'illustrazione che ho disegnato, con un paio di tacchi alti (io ho scelto dei sandali neri di Saint Laurent) per essere più eleganti. Il top nero è semplice ma chic, così come la clutch e la fascia stile pin-up che da un tocco in più al tutto!


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Wish & Wear #45: the Extra Wide Hat

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I always have been fascinated by the extra wide hat: when you wear it each outfit becomes instantly feminine and elegant. Other then holding an indisputable appeal to those who love a certain affected style, it hides our skin from the sun: I am not a fan of the tan and I am always careful to protect myself from the UVA radiations.

The ideal hat is neutral so you can avoid the circus style and you can mix well with any outfit, like the one I drawn from Sakkas. For a romantic look, I choose a long yellow skirt and a white top from the Australian Finders Keepers The Label. Finally, I added a mustard bag by Mantaray and a pair of high heels white sandals.

Il cappello a tesa larga è un accessorio che mi ha sempre attratta moltissimo: rende femminile in maniera elegante ogni outfit. Oltre ad esercitare un fascino indiscutibile per le amanti di uno stile ricercato, ci protegge dai raggi solari: non sono una fan dell'abbronzatura e sono sempre molto attenta a proteggere la mia pelle dai raggi solari, soprattutto d'estate.

Il cappello ideale è di un colore neutro per evitare un effetto 'circo' e facile da abbinare a outfits differenti, come questo che ho disegnato di Sakkas. Per un look romantico ho scelto una gonna lunga gialla con sopra un top bianco della marca australiana Finders Keepers The Label. La borsa color mostarda è di Mantaray e ai piedi un paio di sandali bianchi con tacco alto.


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Wish & Wear #44: Stars and pois!

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Here we are with your appointment with fashion illustration! Today's outfit it is fun and full of stars and pois! We are going toward the mid-season and for this reason I choose a thin light-blue cashmere to combine with a comfortable still elegant pastel shorts. All is completed with Miu Miu sunglasses, a lovely raffia hat, a brown clutch and high heels nude sandals.

Ecco l'appuntamento con l'illustrazione di moda! L'outfit di oggi è sicuramente molto allegro, pieno di stelle e pois! Visto che andiamo incontro alla mezza stagione ho scelto una maglia molto fine in cashmere azzurro chiaro da abbinare con un paio di pantaloncini dalla vestibilità confortovele ma elegante al tempo stesso. Gli accessori da abbinare a questo look sono un paio di occhiali da sole di Miu Miu, un delizioso cappellino di raffia, una clutch marrone e un paio di sandali dal tacco alto nude.

 

 


Wish & Wear #43: Pink Shorts and MANOUSH Sweatshirt

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Here I am again and with me your appointment with fashion illustration: Wish & Wear. I am ready to draw awesome outfits: today you can see this MANOUSH Sweatshirt with a pair of hot pink shorts. The shoes, comfortable and cool, are from Alice&Oliva.

Eccomi dinuovo qui! L'appuntamento con l'illustrazione di moda è tornato e sono pronta a disegnare meravigliosi outfit! Per il look di oggi ho scelto questa felpa a mezze maniche MANOUSH abbinata a degli shorts fucsia... perchè è estate (anche se in alcune parti del nostro paese non si direbbe) e possiamo osare con dei colori accesi! Le scarpe, comode e molto cool by Alice&Oliva.

 

 


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Wish & Wear #40: Relaxed Shirt, Free People Cascading Petal Short and Converse

Fashion Illustration: Outfit of the day

 

Your daily appointment with fashion illustration is back! Today I wanted to draw a easy to wear outfit, right for the holidays: how many of you are on vacation right now? And if you are not, are you daydreaming about them like me? As you know if you want to be relaxed we have to set up our mind on the 'easy mood' as I call it, and we have to start from what we are wearing. I choose a beautiful easy to wear emerald shirt combined with those beautiful and romantic shorts from Free People. Also the suede tote is from them, while the shoes are from the best casual style brand: Converse!

L'appuntamento quotidiano con l'illustrazione di moda Wish & Wear è finalmente tornato! Oggi ho voluto disegnare un outfit con uno stile vacanziero e rilassato: quante di voi sono al mare in questo momento? E se il momento delle ferie ancora non è arrivato chi è che non sogna di esserlo? Ma il relax è uno stato mentale e ad aiutarci ad entrare in questo mood ci sono senza dubbio i vestiti che decidiamo di indossare. Ho scelto quindi una camicia di un bellissimo color smeraldo e maniche arrotolate da abbinare a degli shorts romantici e femminili di Free People. Sempre di Free People la borsa a sacca in suede mentre le scarpe sono il casual per eccellenza: Converse!


Wish & Wear #40 - Contrast Pink Skirt and Rocker Tee

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After a relaxing weekend spent chilling at the pool I am full of energies and ready to start the week with a colorful and strong look... from the head to the feet! The hair in this illustration are, in fact, pink on their ends: well, yes, I am thinking on trying the combo white blonde/pink which is going to be one of the new season trends... what do you think?

The main character of today's outfit is the gloss pink skirt with contrasting black cave art print from Eggs: you can also find a super soft, jersey tee in an edgy, rocker silhouette by True Religion. To complete the look, I chose a Swarovski black bracelet, the Pull&Bear multi-hole shopper bag and a pair of black platform sandals. This is the second time that I draw a bubble skirt in a few days: do you remember the one from Oscar de la Renta? You can see it in this post.You can see it in this post.

I hope that you like today's outfit and I am looking forward to your comments :)

You can see this outfit on my Polyvore profile.

 

Dopo un fine settimana trascorso a rilassarmi in piscina mi sento totalmente rigenerata! Ho voglia quindi di iniziare questa settimana con un look energico e colorato... dalla testa ai piedi! I capelli di questa illustrazione hanno, infatti, le punte colorate di rosa: ebbene sì... sto pensando di sperimentare gli ombretti per i capelli e l'abbinamento platino/rosa è uno dei nuovi trend di stagione... voi cosa ne pensate?

Protagonista assoluta dell'illustrazione di oggi è la gonna rosa con stampa a contrasto nera di Eggs abbinata ad una t-shirt dalla silhouette rock firmata True Religion. A completare il look, infine, la borsa perforata di Pull&Bear, il bracciale nero di Swarovski e un paio di sandali neri con fibbie La Moda. i rendo conto che è la seconda gonna a tulipano che disegno nel giro di pochi giorni: ricordate quella di Oscar de la Renta? Potete vederla in questo post

Spero che questo look vi piaccia e aspetto i vostri commenti a riguardo :)

Potete vedere l'outfit completo sul mio profilo Polyvore.

 


Wish & Wear #39

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Finalmente è venerdì ed il fine settimana ormai è arrivato! Proprio in vista del weekend ho pensato ad un outfit ideale da indossare in spiaggia e in città: insomma, ovunque voi siate! Ultimamente utilizzo tantissimo le maxi-tshirt abbinate a sandali flat come quell di Zara che ho scelto di disegnare per l'outfit di oggi. Cosa ne pensate? Qual'è il vostro look ideale per queste calde giornate estive?

It is finally Friday and the weekend is here! Today's outfit is thought for the next two days of relaxing and it is ideal both for the city or if you are somewhere on vacation. Lately, I am often wearing maxi t-shirts with flat sandals like these ones by Zara  that I chose to draw for today's outfit. What do you think? Which is your ideal look for these hot summer days?