Fashion Illustration: How To Draw The Body

Morgan Swank, Illustrator

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10 Videos (48m)
    • Introduction

    • Supply List

    • Picking Magazine Images

    • Tracing the Body

    • Copying The Figure Onto Marker Paper

    • Drawing Clothes

    • Inking Your Illustration

    • Coloring The Body

    • Coloring Your Outfit

    • BONUS Material


About This Class

In this class we will be focusing on the basic building block of fashion illustration - the body (or croquis). The more you grown in your understanding of the human form the more lifelike your illustrations look!

Many beginning illustrators skip straight to drawing clothes, without fully understanding that the base of your illustration (the body) is a main factor in the success of the final result.

This class is for everyone - from absolute beginners, to more advanced students wanting to have a refresh on the basics.

Due to the importance of this step, we will add a simple outfit on to our body at the end, but will not be focusing on clothing in this first step - this is purely about form.

By the end of this class you will:

- Have a better understanding of how the human body is connected

- Learn how to start drawing accurate figures 

- Know the process by which you can draw fashion figures anytime and anywhere!

16 of 18 students recommendSee All

Loved the class very easy to follow, thank you very much !
A good basic class in fashion illustration, it's a great place to start for a beginner.
Mira Metzler

Mixed Media Artist





Morgan Swank



Hi! I'm Morgan Swank and I am an accessories designer and freelance illustrator! I live in Richmond, VA with my corgi Ginger. 

I first fell in love with drawing as a little girl and have never lost my passion to create. I began developing my skills as a portrait artist and my work has continued to evolve as I explore a variety of subjects in pencil and marker.

Want to keep up with the latest illustrations?  Check out my Instagram, and let's b...

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