I draw daily, which is why I don’t always notice any progress I make.
When I first started fashion illustrating, I was on the verge of giving up. I didn’t have my own style at that time and didn’t know where to begin.
But one day I got the chance to look at some of my old drawings and I was beyond shocked. I never knew that I progressed that much already! That gave me a boost to continue.
I took photos of some illustrations I drew last February:
As you can see, my drawings lack lots of details. That, and the size is much smaller than the ones I draw now! I don’t know why I used to sketch them this small, lol. Perhaps one of the reasons is that the sketchbook I was using is small to begin with.
Gradually, I started progressing. I drew almost every single day just to improve. And instead of the small sketchbook I used, I started purchasing bigger ones to help me draw in a large scale. I mean if I want to sell a print customers wouldn’t want to see a tiny drawn model, lol.
As for the materials, I mainly use copics. I have a set of 72 ciao copics + few sketch + few classic markers. Sadly, I still don’t have all shades but I can certainly work with the current shades I have. As for pencils, I love mechanical pencils. They’re clean and you can refill it easily. Especially when sketching, I love using it because it keeps your sketch clean.
For brushes, I use regular ones from any Stationery or crafts store.
Below is my collection of acrylics and gouache paints.
Before ending this post, do not forget to sign up for my new class on how to draw patterns on fashion illustrations: http://skl.sh/1sM20yL. The free enrollment links will expire on June 30th. So if you want to register for free here is the link: http://skl.sh/28Js5cG.