Fashion Illustration: Digital Drawing with Attitude

Danielle Meder, Fashion Illustrator

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11 Videos (53m)
    • Introduction

    • My Approach to Fashion Illustration

    • Digital Tools

    • Starting Your Figure Draft

    • Checking Your Proportions

    • Fleshing Out Your Figure Draft

    • Coloring Tools

    • Designing Your Outfit

    • Outfit Tips

    • Conclusion

    • Bonus: Watercolor Demo


About This Class

Drawing fashion is now easier than ever! This 53-minute class with renowned fashion illustrator Danielle Meder will open up a whole new world of drawing the human form and give new meaning to "illustration style."

Through step-by-step videos, Danielle walks through the fundamentals:

  • Sketching your figure draft 
  • Checking your proportions 
  • Mastering the gesture line 
  • Fleshing out your figure draft 
  • Designing and coloring your outfit 

By the end, you’ll be able to apply these concepts to your own work, infusing emotion into your illustrations and discovering confidence in your own style.

Throughout the class, Danielle uses Paper and Pencil by FiftyThree, the iPad Pro, and the Apple Pencil, but you're welcome to use your tool of choice!


FiftyThree builds mobile creation tools that help users to sketch, write, draw, outline, and color on the iPad.

Curious to learn more from FiftyThree? Check out their curated track of classes.

146 of 147 students recommendSee All

Best fashion illustration teacher i have seen
very inspiring and informative especially for beginners who wants to study fashion illustration.
Very helpful, fun class and Danielle has a lovely teaching style. Thank you x





Danielle Meder

Fashion Illustrator

I am a fashion artist and writer. As an illustrator, I specialize in sketching live at fashion shows, creating complex layered paper dolls, and helping fashion designers communicate their ideas. The theme of my writing is the ephemeral nature of fashion, beauty and fame. I am a regular contributor to the Style section of Canada’s national newspaper The Globe and Mail. My first book, Draw Fashion Now, is published by Quarto.

I am available for fashion illustration commissions, writing and consulting work. As I have a unique ability to perform fashion illustration while talking, I’m also keen on speaking and teaching.

I am fortunate to live a location independent life, and I divide most of my time among my four favourite cities: Toronto, New York, London and Paris.

Heartfelt thanks for visiting, and please feel free to get in touch.