A beginner’s fashion illustration class – begin or begin again!

by Patsyfox on March 10, 2022


I took a whole year off my live online classes (let’s not speak of 2021) but they are back with a vengeance, after which I will take another spell to work on my fully online school. So get in while you can!

Fashion Illustration Fundamentals is a series of four x 3hr classes covering all the key principles and fundamentals of fashion illustration – What is it? Are there rules? How do I get that figure down on paper simply and easily? What is the S-curve and how to I make the figure Fashion? How do I draw a walking catwalk figure? Then learn how to bring the sketches to life with vibrant colour, including how to use Copic and Tombow marker pens to create artful fashion images.

If this is entirely new to you that’s great – the classes presume no knowledge or experience. However, if you actually do have existing skills that is great too – I will push you from that level and give you more advanced feedback. As with my face-to-face classes, my online classes are kept small so you get all the personal attention you need: class size is capped at 10 people.

Classes run for 3 hours on a Sunday morning from 9am – 12pm.

When: Sundays 9am – 12pm Four weeks from March 20th

Where: Anywhere

Price: $450 inc. gst Includes a full set of notes emailed to you along with picture references for the course and extra (optional) between-class activities and mid-week feedback on this work.

What you will learn:

o   What is fashion illustration? Understand the scope of this wonderful art form.

o   Key principles of fashion illustration.

  • Understanding the fashion figure: Proportions, characteristics, how it is altered from the actual human figure.

o   Pose structure – The balance line and the S-curve in fashion illustration: How to understand this figure pose and sketch it quickly and easily.

  • How to draw the walking catwalk figure.

o   How to draw the face, and then simplify it for fashion sketches.

  • How to apply light and shade to the figure.

o   How to use vibrant colour to bring your sketch to life.

o   How to use marker pens without spending a fortune. The best types of markers for varied effects, including Copic and Tombow markers.

What will you get?

o   A full set of original reference notes, including all reference pictures to be used in the classes, plus extra images to use for (optional) homework tasks – yes, I encourage homework! 

o   Personal one-on-one help and feedback during each class.

  • Homework tasks and ideas for in-between classes. Including for the first time, feedback on your homework mid-week.

o   Access to re-watch the class demonstrations as often as you like for one month after the class finishes.

o   Enjoyment and relaxation – three hours of escape each week into the creative realm.

o   Solid and lasting art skills which you can take forward into a drawing practice either of fashion, or fine art.

o   Inspiration, and an introduction to the world’s best past and current fashion illustrators.

Sound interesting? You can find out more or book a spot here, and see below the types of things you will learn.