This is a speed drawing video recording of one of my recent illustrations. My client Jazmin wanted to make a surprise gift for her girlfriend’s birthday and commissioned me to draw a fashion-style portrait of her friend. She had specific floral dress, bag and shoes in mind which I recreated. I have always said that it is crucial to know what you want when you commission a fashion illustrator -send a nice brief, send picture references ect. And of course since this client was very specific what she wanted, the illustration turned out as expected making her girlfriend happy!
As usual I am working with my favorite drawing software Clip Studio Paint. For the flowers pattern I used a tool only found in it. It is super easy to create any pattern – draw just a couple of the pattern elements and the program will do the rest. Magic!
I also work on a graphic tablet by Wacom. My tablet is Cintiq 13HD.
It took me about 3 hours to finalize the portrait taking it from initial sketch to final full colored illustration. Here it is: