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How to draw sequins

This is a step by step tutorial for those designers who are inspired by the fabulous sequins fabrics and want to create some beautiful designs for the holidays! Using this easy technique you will make your fashion sketches more realistic and fun…enjoy!

 

Step 1: Base color

Start by laying down a flat color all over your design. You don’t need to make the color appear perfectly flat, just cover the whole area you are planning to draw the sequins.How to draw sequins fabric for fashion illustrations and fashion sketches

Step 2 Drawing the sequins rows

Next draw the sequins. Find a pen in a little bit darker shade and cover like 1/2 of the fabric with interceding circles. Notice that the rows of sequins are not from the top of the dress to it’s hemline. Sequins are drawn here and there just to hint the impression of such fabric.

How to draw sequins fabric for fashion illustrations and fashion sketches

Step 3 Adding highlights

Now add with white gel pen (or gouache) the highlights. Use the same technique of building the sequins row as in the previous step.
Cover no more than 1/4 of the fabric with white sequins or it will look very unrealistic in the end.

Tip: Even if you are drawing a black sequins dress I would still recommend you to draw the highlights in pure white. Sequins have high contrast and using the pure white helps you represent it.

How to draw sequins fabric for fashion illustrations and fashion sketches

Step 4 Brighter!

Fill some of the white sequins. Maybe the first one or two of each row.
You can also draw some glittering stars to make the impressions of sequins fabric even stronger.

How to draw sequins fabric for fashion illustrations and fashion sketches

Step 5 Blend it

Using a white pencil try to blend some of the sequins rows. Pick rows that are already close to each other and concentrate only on one of the sides of the dress. Again – you don’t want to overwork it!

How to draw sequins fabric for fashion illustrations and fashion sketches

Step 6 Draw the shadows

Finally take a pencil that is a few tones darker than your base color and mark some random darker rows.
You can also use it to add volume to your design (e.g. under the breast and in the deepest folds usually)

How to draw sequins fabric for fashion illustrations and fashion sketches

I hope you liked this how to draw sequins tutorial and that many gorgeous party dresses are about to appear in your sketchbook!
Don’t forget to check the “How to draw stockings” and “How to draw fishnet” tutorials for lovely additions to the styling of your model.
Drawing Sequins fabric

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  8. what materials do you use????? i dont think i have the right stuff :-* :o :sad: :sigh:

  9. Which are the colours pens that you use? Can you please share….

  10. amazin’ i do lik ur website but i can’t till
    draw clothes with models that’s a bit difficult for me ,can u giv a piec of advice please

  11. I’m only 12 years old, but I love this site! It’s really simple to follow steps and they’re well explained. I was drawing clothes very bad (even for my age), but I’m really good now! Thanks! :D

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  14. [quote name=”rhian”]I find your website really cool and helps me a lot. :lol:
    btw what kind of coloring tool do you use?is it ok to use faber castell’s color pencil? thanks! :-) :-) :-)[/quote]

    Thank you for the comment !
    I use markers for my illustrations. Thebrand is Copic. Color pencils are a great media for fashion sketches, but very few people know how to work with them. And this causes sometimes good sketches to look wrong.
    You need to bring the gaps to minimum when using color pencils and this takes a lot of time and patience.

    There will be a tutorial on the site for coloring :)

  15. I find your website really cool and helps me a lot. :lol:
    btw what kind of coloring tool do you use?is it ok to use faber castell’s color pencil? thanks! :-) :-) :-)

  16. cool but its hard caause the shades are hard to do :-|

  17. How would I do this if i’m trying to use water colored pencil? I’m using water though.

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  20. [quote name=”ME!!”]wow !!! im just getting started in the drawing thing, and doing my first i guess sketch or whatever!! this site is UBER helpful, but you need to add more clothes :oops: its really neat though!!! :D[/quote]
    Thank you :) I’m really happy you like it! I am constantly updating it, so soon we’ll have more of everything

  21. wow !!! im just getting started in the drawing thing, and doing my first i guess sketch or whatever!! this site is UBER helpful, but you need to add more clothes :oops: its really neat though!!! :D

  22. :lol: This looks so easy and beautiful !!! I’m going to try it :P :-)

  23. This is very helpful, thank u)

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