Young Designers: At Home – Activity #5
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Today I have another activity inspired by our Young Designers course. This time I have created an activity that’s apt for this unusual time we find ourselves in. With normal life on pause lots of people are keeping journals to keep track of the days and mark the passing of time… I challenge you instead to keep check of your daily outfits recording each one with a fashion illustration.
It will not only fine tune your illustration skills and hone your style, but will also encourage you to look at your wardrobe with a fresh pair of eyes. To ensure you don’t fall back on the same pair of leggings and T-Shirt each day and also to dress up and have fun with your wardrobe.
Whilst you’re not having to wear a uniform or your usual day to day wear it’s a great chance for you to reinvent garments lurking at the back of your closet or put together items you might not normally… Have fun with it and don’t forget to share your creations with us!
What you’ll need:
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To start with you need to keep track of your outfits for a week… You can either do the activity daily or keep track of them (i’d suggest an OOTD selfie or jotting it down somewhere)
When you’re ready to start grab your template (I’ve created on where you can record a whole weeks worth on one page – see below)
Place it under a piece of plain white paper and start sketching using a pencil. Press lightly!!
Draw the clothes first using the template to help you make the clothes look more realistic and accurate. For example how long is your skirt, what does the collar look like wrapping round your neck, what’s the neckline like etc
Once the sketch is done you can add colour… I’d suggest using these Oleep illustration pens (I’ve just got them and they’re brilliant – I’ll link them above) play about with your mark making… you don’t need to fully colour in everything! Once you’re done with the colour you can then add detail and precision with a fineliner illustration pen!
I hope you have fun and don’t forget to share your creations with us!
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