Fashion illustration with Surface Pro: Pierpaolo Piccioli Haute Couture

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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

If you enjoy this post, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me – @manuela_desimone and I’ll be sure to share it on my Instagram Stories as well.

Any comments/questions?
Write them in the comments below

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


Process video: Aria in Sophia

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As I promised you in the latest post, here's the process video of my fashion illustration 'Aria in Sophia' for the newest Gotcha!ry project.

It took me many hours of work, my beloved Cintiq 13 HD, Clip Studio Paint Pro and liters and liters of green tea :)

I recommend the view in HD; I'm trying to improve the quality of the video, especially the point of view.
I'm experimenting with different approaches, and I can tell you that there will be an impressive improvement from the next one.

I have already started the second illustration for this new series: I am full of ideas and enthusiasm, but above all, I want to continue creating and growing the Gotcha!ry world

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Also, at the end of this post, you can find a preview of the illustration I am working on right now: of course, it's still a work in progress ;)


Come vi avevo promesso nel post precedente, ecco il video che mostra parte del processo di realizzazione della mia ultima illustrazione 'Aria in Sophia' per il mio nuovo progetto Gotcha!ry.

Per realizzarla ci sono volute molte ore di lavoro, la mia adorata Cintiq 13 HD, Clip Studio Paint Pro e litri e litri di tè verde :)

Consigliandovi la visione in HD, vi anticipo che sto cercando di migliorare la qualità dei video, sopratutto per quanto riguarda l'inquadratura.
Sto sperimentando diversi approcci e già dal prossimo video vi prometto un'immagine più chiara.

Infatti, ho già iniziato la seconda illustrazione di questa nuova serie: sono piena di idee e di entusiasmo ma, sopratutto, di continuare a creare e far crescere il mondo di Gotcha!ry

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Vi lascio con un'anteprima dell'illustrazione sulla quale sto lavorando in questi giorni: ovviamente, è ancora un work in progress ;)


The making of “Joy”

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Finally.
As I promised you in my recent post about "Joy", I made a video featuring part of the making process of my latest Gotcha! Girl.

It took me many hours to complete her in Clip Studio Paint Pro alongside with my inseparable Wacom Cintiq.Read more


Helena is wearing roses by Valentino Couture Spring 2017


I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

I'm back!

I am starting to experience day-to-day life in Berlin between new friends, discoveries and inspirations.

She is Helena, born from the roman creativity but refreshed by the one from Berlin (literally, since the temperature is freezing here!).

For her, I was inspired by the magical and dreamy collection of the new artistic director Pierpaolo Piccioli for the eternal Valentino Couture.

Dreamy.

Like me.

Living in this city is filling me with light, enthusiasm and the desire to create.

And thankfully, it's not just a dream.


Io sogno. A volte penso che sia l'unica cosa giusta da fare.

― Haruki Murakami, La ragazza dello Sputnik.

Sono tornata!

Mi sto letteralmente immergendo nella vita berlinese tra nuovi incontri, scoperte e ispirazioni.

Lei è Helena, nata dalla creatività romana ma rinfrescata dall'aria di Berlino (in tutti i sensi, visto le temperature sotto lo zero!).

Per lei, mi sono ispirata alla magica e sognante collezione del nuovo direttore artistico Pierpaolo Piccioli per l'eterno Valentino.

Sognante.

Come me.

Vivere in questa città mi sta riempiendo di luce, entusiasmo e voglia di fare.

E per fortuna, non è solo un sogno.

 


Illustrations from the book Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

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Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

January, 12th.
With the holidays behind, it's time to get back to work.
In the way I like it most: totally efficiently and enthusiastic about everything which is new.

In this very first post of 2017, I am proud to show you the illustrations I've done for The Book Illustration Competition which is a unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society.

The topic is Mansfield Park, that is the always ongoing conflict between appearance and passion.
The competition gave me the chance to read this book, written by one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen.
Quickly, I become interested in Fanny's (the main character) drama, as well as in the beautiful and sparkling Mary Crawford.
Both of them in love with the same man, I've represented them in their essence: Fanny in her excessive moral rigor, with the amber cross, a gift from her beloved brother, held tightly in the hand, and Mary, the passionate, which through the melody of the harp fascinates the contended Edmund.

To complete the picture, my personal representation of Mansfield Park.

What else... remains to wait for the results of the competition... fingers crossed!


Molte persone hanno un’idea sbagliata di ciò che porta alla vera felicità. Essa non si raggiunge attraverso il piacere personale, ma attraverso la fedeltà a un proposito degno.
Helen Keller

12 di Gennaio.
Festività alle spalle, è il momento di tornare a lavoro.
Come piace a me: a pieno ritmo e con l'entusiasmo di scoprire sempre cose nuove.

In questo primo post del 2017, sono veramente orgogliosa di presentarvi le illustrazioni che ho realizzato per il concorso The Book Illustration Competition, indetto in collaborazione tra The Folio Society e House of Illustration.

Il tema è Mansfield Park, ovvero il continuo conflitto tra apparenza e passione.
Il concorso mi ha dato l'occasione di leggere questo romanzo, scritto da una delle mie autrici preferite, Jane Austen.
Mi sono subito appassionata ai drammi della protagonista, Fanny Price, nonché della bella e spumeggiante Mary Crawford.
Entrambe innamorate dello stesso uomo, le ho rappresentate nella loro essenza: Fanny nel suo eccessivo rigore morale, intenta a pregare con la croce regalata dall'amato fratello, e Mary,la passionale, che attraverso il suono dell'arpa affascina il conteso Edmund.
A completare il tutto, una mia personale rappresentazione di Mansfield Park.

Che dire...non rimane altro che aspettare l'esito del concorso... dita incrociate per me! Read more


A flower named Victoria

Fashion Illustration Victoria

*Post in italiano dopo quello in inglese

If 2016 has been the year of rebirth, 2017 will be the one of revolution!

As I wrote many times over the past few months, it is a time of unprecedented change.Read more


Fashion Illustration: Estelle

Fashion Illustration Estelle

It is with great joy and excitement that I show you the fourth illustration from the Gotcha! series: Estelle.Read more


Fashion Illustration and Glamour Portraits

Fashion Portrait

A while ago I wrote a post about the "Portrait Journal" and on how Inktober brought me at this new project.
You won't believe it, but what started as a simple style exercise has evolved into an important activity which I cannot abandon!Read more


Gotcha! Girl: Aria

Aria: fashion illustration

Finally.

It has been like a “creative tsunami” and now I am impatient to realize all the projects that I have in mind.Read more


New fashion illustration: Peach

Peach: fashion illustration

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail. - Pablo Picasso

The adventure continues on the Gatcha! worldRead more


Inktober and Fashion Illustration

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The Inktober challenge is getting closer to the final sprint.Read more


Video of my first INKTOBER! Day #01

Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

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A month of magic with children's illustration

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September is always a particular month for all of us.
A month made by new challenges, ideas, and new tasks.
I've been involved in several projects (one more interesting than the other) that have been pushing myself outside my comfort zone.Read more


Breast Cancer in 10 points

New video about Breast Cancer for Europa Donna

After showing my latest personal project (Charlie) and made the point on my stylistic evolution, today I want to share with you a project that I care about and on which I have worked in the past few days.

It's an animation about a very important topic: the breast cancer.Read more