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I want to sell my fashion sketches

My beloved aspiring designers, Almost every day I receive emails asking me the same question: I give you the email of the right person. You email him your sketches. This famous designer for a big fashion brand appreciates your designs. They buy your drawings and produce the clothes so that you see it in stores and on the runway! Voilà! …

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how to draw fashion design flats in fashion sketches tutorial

Fashion Sketch vs. Fashion Illustration vs. Flats

What is the difference between a fashion sketch and a fashion illustration? As part of the society working and creating in the fashion industry you will encounter both terms quite often and it is likely to get confused which one is which. Let’s talk about how to differentiate them! Every fashion designer draws fashion sketches. They don’t necessarily make fashion …

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Commissioned fashion illustration for blog cover

My process of illustrating: new blog cover

This illustration was created for the stunning model and blogger from Vanity Afro. She contacted me to help her create a new blog cover where she would pose in a beautiful designer dress. She wanted the portrait to communicate both power and tenderness and I couldn’t resist the challenge of drawing this. Here is the first  draft I made. I …

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9 ways to sell your sketches

After publishing the post “The price of your designs” where I talk about properly pricing your work  I received  many emails asking for more info how to make money from your designs.  So let’s talk today about how and where you can sell your fashion ideas. Who are the potential buyers for your talent and why? Before we begin it is …

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For God’s sake be original!

It is okay to have artists and illustrators that you admire and to want to be as good as they are. But this does not equal to try to mimic their creative style. You will never be as good because you have not invented it – you have copied it.

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The meaning of colors

Today I’ve been thinking about color – how do we use it in our fashion sketches to communicate different messages. Is our art becoming limited by working with the same color palette every time? How color changes the meaning of an artwork? I did an experiment coloring the same image in different colors. In all the variations the skin and …

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Why draw the fashion figure well in fashion design sketches

Why we draw the fashion figure?

I want to know why it is necessary to draw perfect model if fashion design is all about designing a dress? Every day I get inspired by all of you, friends that I don’t know but who I believe are among the future top fashion designers. The above question was asked by one of you and I think it might …

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The price of your designs

As an aspiring fashion designer sooner or later you will meet somebody willing to buy and manufacture your designs. This is a turning point for your career: turning your hobby to something that brings you funds. It is a big moment and it is better to be prepared for it. I sold my first painting  the age of 16 at my …

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Horoscope fashion design illustrations for magazine by fashion illustrator Teya Bozhilova

Fashion Sketches: The Zodiac Signs

One of the things that inspired me to a become fashion illustrator  was a horoscope page of a magazine that I saw when I was about 9 years old. So  amazingly beautiful illustrations! I cut them and spent hours trying to find out how they were drawn. Hours and hours….every day for a long time. Since then I ‘ve always …

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The importance of eyebrows in fashion sketches

  Are you a designer or artist who likes to draw his fashion sketches with faces and play with the features and expressions of his muse ? If so this article will give you a fun visual of how much our perception changes because of 2 simple curves in the skech –  the eyebrows. Often times drawing the face in …

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10 tips how to become fashion designer

10 things you’re doing wrong

We all make mistakes. Until we realize there is a better way and we choose to improve. In this post you will find a list of the 10 most common mistakes young fashion designers make. If you find yourself doing any of these things you need to stop right now and take the steps to present your design ideas more professionally. …

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