Fashion Design Sketching ?

79 comments · save · last comment by Kirk M. over 6 years ago

Douglas Lewis

Douglas L.

United States

184 posts

im REALLY new to designing & i have a sketchbook but i don't know how to draw any good designs. they all look like crap & i just get frustrated. can somebody please tell me how to draw clothes: tips, upcoming trends i can start sketching, any tips about fashion design would be awesome. thanks you guys. [:

10 years ago

Marie Jensen

Marie J.


609 posts

damn you're good! I suck at sketching too, but you're amazing!

0 · April 11, 2011

Trine Hansen

Trine H.


60 posts

i dont think theres a tip for learning to draw a specific thing - other than classes, its just training, training and training.

0 · April 13, 2011

Cornelia S.

Cornelia S.


301 posts

At the beginning I started to learn from a book that was teaching proportions first and then I was just copying the silhouettes and poses from the pages in there, and someday I started to make my own thing. It's a process, and you have to exercise a lot. Don't give up :)

0 · August 6, 2011

B3lur M3duza

B3lur M.


326 posts

i started that way in high school, one day i went to the internet to lear how to draw manga( cause i was too poor to buy a book) n i started that way, and lots of practice. I can make awesome clothes n people but i suck drawing anything else

0 · August 8, 2011

Christina Ann

Christina A.

United States

602 posts

oh my god I love your stuff! do you use copics? those are REALLY beautiful (: I totally envy you

0 · August 8, 2011

Mireille M

Mireille M.


60 posts

Try getting one of this sketchbooks or download the templates on this page
I think is great for quick sketching ! The sketchbook is combined with intensive fashion information and blended figure templates. They have both men and women sketchbooks.

I personally love it!

0 · August 8, 2011

Selle M

Selle M.


331 posts

Practice and sketching from life whenever possible. I'm not a fashion illustrator but I do illustrate mainly people and I think sketching from observation(just the people,enviroment around me) has really helped with my sense of proportions and anatomy as well as develope a sense of style. I think before you clothe a body it is important to understand how it looks and moves underneath the fabric,then you know how cloth would drape above it and what shapes would work. I hope this helps.

0 · August 8, 2011

Louie Baton

Louie B.

United States

7 posts

Have you ever looked into taking classes online to become a fashion designer?

0 · December 13, 2011

Yak Man T.

Yak Man T.


147 posts

aaaah, you've got so much talent! :O Love it!

0 · December 14, 2011

R04370 R04370

R04370 R.


3 posts

0 · March 19, 2012

Dominic Peach

Dominic P.


487 posts

I cheat a little - I use figures from the internet- after all, I am mainly interested in the clothes, not figure drawing. It's a good way to get a sketch down superfast if you're worried you'll forget it. They can also be great practice, just google search fashion pose outlines/sketches and you'll get tons of things to practice with.
I have poses and fabric studies stuck all over my roof, it helps to look at them when I get stuck drawing.

0 · March 19, 2012

R04370 R04370

R04370 R.


3 posts

Trong đời mỗi một người phụ nữ chỉ có một ngày trọng đại duy nhất, ngày mà mình được trở thành cô dâu và sánh vai với vị hôn phu mà mình yêu thương nhất, đầu gối tay ắp. Ngày mà mọi cảm xúc như trào dâng với những điều khó tả, ngày mà trong tất cả khan phòng như nín thở chờ đợi, đợi một cô dâu xinh đẹp và nổi bật nhất……Đó là bạn.

Màu sắc: Trắng, nue

Chất liệu vải: Taffeta cắt kỹ thuật 3D, vải ren tạo điểm nhấn và satanh.

0 · April 27, 2012

Peter D.

Peter D.


282 posts

well since ur starting (and so am I) you can use templates, if you dont know how to draw body figures yet. (I cheat too) read this:

I have link there, a site where you can download some Croquis templates.

I basically trace the body, and draw in the dress/outfit. But Im still practicing on sketching the figures free-hand. Have fun! :)

0 · April 28, 2012

Tim Nguyen

Tim N.

United States

15 posts

I'm a fashion design student and I have a lot of fashion sketches, use templates, look at magazines, and just PRACTICE!!

I draw mainly with marker and pencil, and I'm also a fashion design student. Check it out and let mw know what you guys think! Either shoot me a message here or follow me on tumblr!

thanks everyone!

0 · April 30, 2012

Dulcie H

Dulcie H.

United Kingdom

144 posts

Try collage, cut up models from magazines or use sillhouettes from the internet - layer either other clothes, or pictures (for example natural shapes like flowers, whatever is inspiring you) or just draw over, or layer tracing paper. Makes it a lot easier if figure drawing isn't your thing at the moment. Just one of the ways we learnt to make design easier at college. To be honest though practice is the key! Have the patience! xxx

0 · April 30, 2012

Jane Bearden

Jane B.

United States

231 posts

@Douglas L.

This topic was posted in 2009... So how are you doing now?? Any progress?

0 · May 2, 2012

Jane Kallrin

Jane K.


2 posts

so love it very much ,haha

0 · February 21, 2013

Jen L

Jen L.

United States

66 posts

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practice makes perfect! the 9 heads method is pretty easy to follow. and the thing with fashion sketches is that everyone has their own style--some really famous designers do really simple and abstract representations of the models while others do very realistic ones, but both work well in their own ways :)

0 · April 12, 2013


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