This evening I felt like drawing some fashion. Clothing folds are something I would like to be better at, as well as drawing people beyond just headshots.
Pinterest is often my go-to for inspiration and references. Interestingly enough, though, the subject today isn’t wearing any of the outfits I found. The end result, as you can see, was a sort of amalgamation of what I saw.
Materials used: Pigma Micron pen, Pigma Brush, white Gelly Roll, Copic Cool Grays
I don’t often draw women with short hairstyles, but I was inspired by some updos and dress/skirt combos. This turned into a character from the 1940’s and ‘50’s. I like to think she’s a down-to-earth, sarcastic journalist or businesswoman. In this image, I imagined she was halfheartedly contemplating a problem in the office.
Her backstory and design were gradual developments, which I think was both good and bad. It was good in that I was able to keep going and finish the illustration without being bogged down by my perfectionism. That said, her proportions are off, since I didn’t really stop to check them while drawing. Oops.