Paper Fashion: Illustrate Your Favorite Runway Looks with Watercolors Premium class

Katie Rodgers, Fashion Illustrator, Artist

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6 Videos (58m)
    • Trailer

    • Sketching Video Tutorial

    • Applying the Watercolor

    • Q&A Session (Optional)

    • Finishing Touches

    • Bonus Finishing Touches Tips


About This Class

In the world of fashion, most garments only receive praise once they are showcased on runways or featured in magazines. Unfortunately, this standard often overlooks the most beautiful part of the production process: the fashion illustration. Whether you're a budding beginner or just looking to improve your skills, this class will provide you with easy to follow steps and tools to bring your art to life! 

Through video tutorials, curated resources, and hands on exercises, I will take you through the process of creating stunning fashion illustrations in a thoughtfully artistic way.  

What You'll Learn

  • Finding Inspiration and Initial Sketches. We will go over ways to find inspiration and check out some of the fashion websites and resources I use on a day to day basis to drive my work. We will also create a sketch based on a fashion image that we find inspiring.
  • Applying the Watercolor. We'll cover how to take our pen and paper sketches into the watercolor phase
  • Finishing Touches. We'll experiement with different ways to complete your illustrations, from adding glitter to defining details with fine tip pens.

What You'll Make

You'll share your process and final sketches with your classmates and receive feedback from your peers. I will not directly be leaving feedback on your work- but please post your work on instagram with the tag #paperfashionclass and I'll check it occassionaly :). By the end of this course you sill have a stunning fashion illustration of your favorite runway look.

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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.
it'a just perfect !
Ann Krier

Art for Everyone !





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.