Learn Watercolor Painting for Fashion Illustration Premium class

Katie Rodgers, Fashion Illustrator, Artist

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6 Videos (58m)
    • Introduction

    • Sketching Video Tutorial

    • Applying the Watercolor

    • Q&A Session (Optional)

    • Finishing Touches

    • Bonus Finishing Touches Tips


About This Class

Learn how to illustrate your favorite runway look with watercolor painting! With video lessons, curated resources, and hands-on exercises, this class will give you tools and confidence to bring your fashion dreams to life.

In bite-sized lessons, fashion illustrator and Paper Fashion founder Katie Rodgers shares her process for creating stunning watercolor fashion illustrations in a thoughtful and artistic way — all so you can paint your own. You'll explore:

  • Inspiration (including Katie's go-to sites!)
  • Sketching
  • Applying Watercolors
  • Finishing Touches (including glitter, adding detail with fine tip pens, and more)

Best of all, you can use this class as a creative community and resource. Share your process and final watercolor paintings in the project gallery, and post your work on Instagram with the hashtag #paperfashionclass!

In the world of fashion, most garments only receive praise once they are showcased on runways or featured in magazines. Don't let this standard overlook the most beautiful part of the production process: the fashion illustration! Whether you're a budding beginner or a pro looking for a fun project, use this class as a perfect opportunity to reclaim this moment and create an illustration of beauty!



Sample Fashion Illustrations with Watercolors by Katie Rodgers

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Great class. She is so clear with instruction and encouraging. She helps with many common mistakes and how to troubleshoot. Really love her classes
I've really enjoyed Katie's classes, and I got a lot out of them. I was at first apprehensive about using glitter because art teachers always say it was not a good look. But thanks to Katie I've changed my mind about glitter - I want to use it all the time now. I really recommend her classes to anyone who wants to give their illustrations a touch of elegance. I hope to see more courses by Katie on Skillshare. Would be really cool to see a course where she has more time to give more of an in-depth insight into her techniques.
I love this class because Katie is very clear and makes it easy to follow.





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.