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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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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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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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


Sketchary! - Oscar de la Renta

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Which is the main characteristic of my sketchbook?
It is an explicit representation of my dreams closet.

Among the designers who have made my fantasy travel over the years, there is surely Oscar de la Renta.

Today's illustration is inspired by the Spring 2018 collection, on the catwalk of the New York Fashion Week a few days ago.

Peculiarità del mio sketchbook?
Essere una chiara rappresentazione del mio armadio dei sogni.

Tra gli stilisti che più hanno fatto viaggiare la mia fantasia nel corso degli anni, c'è sicuramente Oscar de la Renta.

L'illustrazione di oggi è ispirata alla collezione Primavera 2018, sfilata sulle passerelle della New York Fashion Week qualche giorno fa.


Sketchary! - A warm winter with Zara

In Berlin, summer is already a memory, and you have to prepare for the cold winter.

Looking around, I fell in love with a pale pink synthetic fur coat by Zara.

Perfect to make cool even the simplest outfit ;)

xo


A Berlino l'estate è già un ricordo e bisogna iniziare a prepararsi alle temperature rigide dell'inverno.

Scorrendo le novità della stagione, mi sono innamorata di questo cappotto rosa pallido di pelliccia sintetica con collo a revers classici e maniche lunghe di Zara.

Perfetto per rendere cool anche il più semplice degli outfit 😉

xo


Sketchary! - Viktor & Rolf Couture AW17

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After three weeks of vacation spent in Sardinia, I'm back in Berlin with my laptop, a new illustration and so many things that I would like to share with you.Read more


Sketchary! - Carolina Herrera Resort 2018

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Today's illustration is inspired by Carolina Herrera's Resort 2018 collection.
If you're not quite familiar with the meaning of the term Resort (and we're not talking about holidays), it is a Pre-Collection that anticipates the Spring-Summer of the following year.

Today fashion is not just one step ahead, but much more!


L'illustrazione di oggi è ispirata alla collezione Resort 2018 di Carolina Herrera.
A chi non fosse del tutto chiaro cosa si intende con Resort (e non parliamo di vacanze), si tratta di una Pre-Collezione che anticipa quella della Primavera-Estate dell'anno successivo.

Ormai la moda anticipa l'anticipo dei tempi sempre di più!


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!


Sketchary! - Summer time with #CFFLIRTING

15 degree and constant rain: more than 27th of July it seems to be the 27th October.
But this autumn weather will soon leave the place for the warm sun of Sardinia.

In August Corrado and I will come back to his native land, and I can not wait to feel the sand under my feet and read a book under the shadow of a beach umbrella: raise my eyes and enjoy one of the most beautiful seascapes in the world.

Today, Sketchary! is dedicated to the desire of sea and holiday, with the "flirting" bathing suit by Chiara Ferragni.

xo


15° e pioggia incessante: più che il 27 di luglio sembra essere il 27 di Ottobre.
Ma questo clima autunnale lascerà presto il posto al caldo sole della Sardegna.

In Agosto io e Corrado torneremo nella sua terra d'origine e già non vedo l'ora di sentire la sabbia sotto i piedi e leggere un libro all'ombra di un ombrellone: alzare gli occhi e godere di uno dei mari più belli del mondo.

Lo Sketchary! di oggi è dedicato alla voglia di mare e di vacanza, con un ammiccante costume da bagno di Chiara Ferragni.

xo


Process Video: Valentino Fall 2017 Couture

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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

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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


Process video: Cannes 2017

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A few days ago, I wrote a post featuring my latest illustration inspired by the amazing outfit worn by Nicole Kidman on Red Carpet at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
The queen of elegance wears a black silk bustier and a gorgeous white silk skirt designed by Raf Simons for Calvin Klein by Appointment.

For the occasion, I made a process video of the illustration. ;)

It took me about an hour and a half to complete it (don't worry: the video is only 4 minutes!).
Creating what my mind do in just a few seconds requires a certain amount of time. I have to admit that I am a perfectionist, from the first step to the final touches. Since my upgrade to the Cintiq, my productivity has increased dramatically: drawing directly on the screen is a pretty good time-saving! Also, its versatility allows me to experiment with brushes and textures.

With the traditional technique, I probably would be needed twice the time.

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Qualche giorno fa ho pubblicato un post in cui vi mostravo la mia ultima illustrazione ispirata al meraviglioso outfit indossato da Nicole Kidman sul Red Carpet della 70° edizione di Cannes Film Festival.
La regina dell'eleganza indossa un bustier di seta nera e una splendida gonna di seta bianca disegnata da Raf Simons per Calvin Klein by Appointment.

Per l'occasione ho girato un video mentre realizzo l'illustrazione. ;)

Ho impiegato all'incirca 1 ora e mezza per completarla (non vi preoccupate: il video dura solamente 4 minuti!).
Creare ciò la mia mente ha già realizzato in un istante richiede un certo dispendio di tempo. Devo ammettere che sono una perfezionista, dalla progettazione agli ultimi ritocchi. Da quando utilizzo la Cintiq la mia produttività è decisamente aumentata: poter disegnare direttamente su schermo è un bel guadagno in termini di tempo! Inoltre, la sua versatilità mi permette di sperimentare con pennelli e texture.

Con la tecnica tradizionale probabilmente avrei impiegato il doppio del tempo.

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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


Get inspired by the streets of Berlin

 

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I have traveled a lot but not as much as I wanted.

After Singapore, Bali, Perth and London, my home is Berlin now.

Rome is always in my heart, but it's time to aim higher: and not only geographically speaking!Read more