Step 1: Draw the outline
After drawing the fashion figure, dress it with the fur garment that you have in mind. Avoid pushing too hard with the pencil, since you are going to erase this outline later.
Step 2: Base: Color spots
Take a soft pastel in a color of your choice and lay down spots all over your design.
Try to make most of the color spots pointing in one direction and place them not too far away from each other.
Step 3: Fur base
Smudge the color spots with your finger. Move your finger from the upper part of the garment towards the bottom. Don’t smudge it in a circular or any other direction.
Fur is a soft fabric, so don’t try to lock it in the boundaries of the clothes you are drawing – it is okay if your finger smudges a little bit outside of your initial outlines.
Erase the pencil outline of the garment.
Step 4: 1st Layer
Fur is a fabric that consists of many layers and separate hairs. Take slightly darker color than the one you used for the base and spread new color spots. If you play with their sizes the fur will eventually look more realistic and eye-catching.
Step 5: 2nd layer
Smudge the color spots from the previous step, keeping the same direction of the hairs and draw the next fur layer. This one should be in even darker color – light or dark grey, sometimes even black could be used.
These hairs should be much smaller and set further away from each other (if compared to the previous steps). Notice that now the direction of the hairs may vary slightly.
Step 6: White
Smudge the spots from the previous step and take a white soft pastel. Adding white hairs will complement the final look and make it three-dimensional.
Be careful with the white because it is tricky – if you overwork it the drawing will look bleached and flat.
Step 7: Final touches
Grab a sharp color pencil in a color several shades darker than the base color of your design.
Go over the initial boundaries using short lines in different sizes. Their direction may vary slightly and sometimes you can join two lines so that they look like a little triangle.
Allow yourself to go bravely over any accessories that are placed over your fur clothes- belts, bags, jewelries.
I hope you liked this quick how to draw fur technique and have a lot of fun creating new collections. Love the animals and design eco fur, friends ! :)