Sleeveless Velvet Dress

By | March 27, 2017

How to Draw Silk Satin Velvet Flying Dress TITANIC Fashion Illustration Fashion ARTventures

Hello! I'm Michaela and today I'm going to show you how to beautifully mess up your illustration! .like a pro! Tip number one is, take your brush fully loadedwith ink and drop it on your illustration. If this is your first time watching my tutorials,hey I'm Michaela and normally I'm careful with my illustrations but today the brushwas to heavy or my hand gone numb I don't know what was going on… If you're working on a project or drawingfor a client, you'll have to start over again

with a clean illustration. But for the sakeof the tutorial, cause I'm trying hard to keep up with my uploads schedule, I decided to go on with the drawing and at the end of this tutorial I'll show you how I tried to save it. This is my seventh dress in the series fromthe movie Titanic. If you're curious about my illustrations onRose's gowns, you can check them out here. I decided to use drawing inks, because I hadthe perfect matching colors for this costume. The special thing about this illustrationis that I'm mainly working from dark to light. My first approach was to lay down the midtones and then add the shadows and highlights.

The velvet jacket and the silk skirt are indeep blue shade. I used ultramarine blue and completely filled them in. For the purplishblue satin accents and thecuffs of sleeves I picked out a violet shade for the midtones. In my second step I used black maker for theshadows of the velvet jacket as the ultramarine ink was quite dark. For the violet satin I used blue marker forthe shadows to soften the purplish tint. For the reflections in the velvet fabric I'vechosen a light blue pencil, cause it's best

suited for the grainy texture of velvet highlights. For the satin I used opaque white paint. If you see that there need to be more contrastin certain areas, you can always go back with the dark color and deepen the shadows. For the shawl I used Copic markers and coloredpencils in light beige, ocherbrown and tan colors. The inks I have are by Winsor Newton theyare drawing inks which are fastdrying, transparent and can be mixed with eachother. The problem in my case of dropping the brushon the paper was that they dry water resistant.

Let's go back to the fabrics! The flying dress is a blue silk satin and velvetdress with quot;kimonoquot; style sleeves and the classic Edwardian hobble skirt. Velvet is soft and rather absorbs light thanto reflects it. If there is a reflection it should be verysubtle and always on the edges of the fabric. Silk satin on the other hand reflects a goodamount of light and has deep shadows. Velvet is dull with less contrast betweenthe shadows and highlights, whereas satin is shiny with strong contrasts and highlightsappearing pure white.

The last step is to add the details on thedress like pearls, beads and embroidery. I bought two dotting tools in different sizeswhich I thought is very useful in cases of adding pearls and floral embroideries. And now I'll just speed up the process. At the end I applied masking fluid on theedges of the figure, to protect the colors of the dress and added a lot of randomly placeddots to the background. My intention was to use the dotting tool toadd ink drops to the background and use spray bottle with water to make them bleed.

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