I teach a fashion illustration course for young artists (age 9-12). These are 2 little sketches I did for them as demos today. I love the way fashion illustration can say so much with so little–a little black paint and water can go a long way in capturing form, gesture and movement. Working in this manner is very helpful to me when I am painting, this type of practice really forces me to break things down to their basic elements. Doing so creates a sense of spontaneity and reduces the subject to its barest essentials, which is always the primary goal for me when I am painting, regardless of subject or medium.
Fashion Illustration Sketches