Photoshop tutorial: Smarten up your fashion drawings
You may have toyed with sketches of haute couture models – now it’s time to give them a touch of class, as Abby Wright explains
on December 14, 2011
Abby Wright has always loved creating true-to-life representations of people, and this, along with a love of pattern and texture, has led her into a blossoming career as a fashion illustrator.
Abby was recently asked to produce a set of illustrations for a Company magazine feature on Autumn/Winter high-street trends. Each illustration was to represent either a general trend or something specific from a designer’s collection. She produced eight in total, ranging from mid-body images to full-length illustrations.
Here Abby shows you how one of these illustrations was created, taking you through how the finer, defining details were executed as well as how she created the background. She worked with numerous reference photographs, especially to help create a strong face – which she says is a key feature that draws attention to an image. Abby worked in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet.