Paper Fashion: Telling a Story through Fashion Illustration

Katie Rodgers, Fashion Illustrator, Artist

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8 Videos (38m)
    • Trailer

    • Introduction

    • Initial Sketch

    • Background Sketch

    • Adding Detail and Shading

    • Painting: First Layer Watercolor

    • Painting: Second Layer Details

    • Painting: Final Touches


About This Class

Fashion Illustration is about storytelling: communicating the experience to be had in the clothing being showcased.

In this 45-minute class, PaperFashion's Katie Rodgers takes her fashion figure illustrations to the next level and puts them in a scene. She selects her favorite couture gown straight off the runway and brings it to life in a full composition, walking through such concepts as depth, space and color. You are challenged to tell your own story through fashion illustration and create a composition of your favorite gown.

This class is great for aspiring illustrators interested in improving their fashion illustration skills and pushing their figures to tell a story. 

If you enjoy this class, check out Katie's first two classes, Paper Fashion: Illustrate Your Favorite Runway Looks with Watercolors and Basic Watercolors: Learn Painting with Paper Fashion.

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What a great class! She explains everything so clearly! Very inspirational too! Thank you!
Great class thank you Katie for sharing !
Katie is a wonderful teacher, great at explaining and demonstrating. Her work is also gorgeous!





Katie Rodgers

Fashion Illustrator, Artist

Katie Rodgers created the site Paper Fashion in 2009 as an outlet to share her fantastical watercolors with the world. It has since taken her on an incredible journey…

Katie grew up in a small country town just outside of Atlanta, GA. Living in the country with three brothers, she would often escape into her own imaginative worlds. Her aunt gifted Katie her first professional set of watercolors before the age of 7, and needless to say, she fell head over heels in love with them. Fashion, whimsy, and nature have forever been lurking inside her mind and onto the blank pages of her watercolor blocks.

Katie currently resides in New York City.

She has been commissioned by the likes of Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Valentino, Swarovski, Clé de Peau, Lancome, Coach, Alicia Keys, Perrier Jouet, Lacoste, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Glamour Magazine among others.