How to illustrate shiny fabrics

BY admin on January 27, 2017

If you haven’t heard of Zoe Hong yet, you’re in for a real treat. A talented fashion illustrator, Zoe is the host of her own YouTube channel, where she shares in-depth videos about everything related to fashion and style drawing.

With over one million views on YouTube alone, Zoe also offers supplemental practice packs for her fashion illustration tutorials through Etsy. Many of her fans truly love work, and they have noted that her detailed instructions are extremely helpful when learning about fashion illustration.

Latex, vinyl and PVC have a sleek quality that’s filled with shine. Although the thought of trying out some fashion illustrations featuring the shiny fabrics might seem daunting, Zoe Hong shows us how it’s done. Using an array of markers, Zoe breaks down every detail in her super awesome fashion illustration tutorial video for shiny fabrics.

Zoe explains how important it is to create a halo for the garment, such as an area of white space to represent the sleek quality of the fabric. In her video, she sketched out a few garments, including a form fitting pencil skirt.

Before this tutorial, we literally had no clue how you could achieve anything close to life-like when it comes to drawing out shiny materials like latex, vinyl and PVC. Check out this simple and easy to follow do it yourself tutorial about fashion illustration for shiny fabrics.

Written by Jade Nicolette


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