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Intro Fashion Design for LINGERIE - Fashion Illustration

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Lessons in This Class

13 Lessons (52m)
    • 1. Intro Lingerie1

    • 2. Terminology Bras

    • 3. Parts Bra

    • 4. Terminology panties

    • 5. Lace vs Embroidery

    • 6. Lace - Part 1

    • 7. Lace - Part 2

    • 8. Lace - Interesting Fact

    • 9. Learn to draw lace

    • 10. Learn to draw the flat of a bras - Black floral lace

    • 11. Summery embroidered lingerie illustration

    • 12. Illustration corset final project

    • 13. Final project exp

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About This Class

Hello and welcome to this lingerie fashion illustration class!

Allow me to present myself, I'm a fashion designer that specialized in lingerie and corsetry in Paris.

For all the lace and lingerie lovers, the fierce creators, here is a class for you.

  • In the first Lessons:

-You will learn the basics of lingerie, starting by knowing the various types of bras and bottoms.

- Learn the different pieces that compose a bra, with a colourful and visual way.

  • In the second lessons:

- We enter the world of lace and learn to differentiate them with easy and visual explanations. 

  • In the third lessons: It's time to draw

- Analyze and draw a lace from scratch. (Image reference are given)

- Learn to draw a beautiful transparent floral black lace bra (Image of my original drawing available)

-Learn to do a full body illustration with romantic lingerie set. (Base 9 head illustration given for the base)

- Final project demonstration of a white lace corset on an illustration.

-Final project!  (Photographies of the lingerie piece given for the project)

I hope you will enjoy and feel free to experiment to create your own collection!

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Alexe P


Hello, I'm Alexe, fashion designer specialized in lingerie and corsetry.

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1. Intro Lingerie1: Hello and welcome to this first part of my professional illustration class, frill injury on a fashion designer and I specialize in rendering course situate in Paris, the subclass for all of luxury and lace lovers. Maybe you want to draw your own collection or you just want to be able to draw something that you have in mind. Well, whatever your goal is, here's the class for you that you need to start. We're going to go ahead and start by seeing all the different types of trust, the different types of buttons. And then we're going to learn all the different pieces that are forming the prop, which is a necessary skill if you want to be able to be a designer and to be able to construct by yourself, your own venture is all the exclusion this class are made in a very visual and colorful way to help delay. And then I'm going to enter the roles of place, learned how to differentiate them. You now have access to many links that's going to make you able to see all the list makers are doing their work. It's almost like a museum experience. And then we're going to have an exercise. So knowing how to toil lace from scratch. Going into the drawing of the Brock fries, can I be with a beautiful black for transparent mesh? Following that, we're going to go for the full buddy illustration with a very romantic some type of injury set. We're going to fold this experience with the final project demonstration. So I chose a beautiful white core set. So with that, you can see how to be able to draw a white place over a white piece of paper. Which can be kind of difficult. But I'm showing you good tricks with that. And we finish with your final project. You have a variety of choice that she can decide to go with and create your own illustration, your own style. So I'm very excited, Sue, I should get is due and welcome to this first part of the illustration for mentoring class. And I hope you enjoyed. 2. Terminology Bras: Hello everyone. So we're going to start this class by seeing the different types of prompts. Let's start by a self-explanatory one, the triangle brush. So this is quite simple. It's made of triangles shapes that are UC Santa monastic. But this explanation could be valid for a ballot as well. And that's the distinction I would do it between abroad and a triangle bra specifically is that the triangle can have an under wire and usually a brawl at wont. So you can have a lot this example, for example, in swimwear, where you have a triangle, you can have an underwear very often for the bundle, it's quite simple. So rectangular shaped tube that goes over the cleavage in a straight line. Sometimes a little bit of variation on this, but it's pretty simple. It's, it's made out of the tube shape. Now let's say that this one is very similar to the bulk unit. This is why it through the Chilean version because he can differentiate it a lot just from the cuts that looks a lot like battles. So if I could see the main difference between the dummy brand, the Balkan, it is that to dummy brought is going to have less coverage, is going to cover about half of the breast. The Balkan and Brock. It acts like a balcony for your breast with a distinctive shape of cups that form a horizontal line for the neck Climb. I find this one bicycle a very firing. And it looks completely different from most of other shapes of browse. So for the course and I went with a more mainstream drawing of a core set because there's so many variation. And then you can talk about the more classic or Victorian types of courses, which is a whole different things and very precise. So I went with this style that is something that you would find in shops and that would be called as a core set. So this specific one has padded phone Cubs and the mornings. So it's really about that when you go into stores, UGA, you can see that if it's called core sets going to be because it goes all the way to the waist at least. And this kind of MPI, some boning for the structure. So that's what I'm going to call it for this specific video, just because that's what you're going to find mostly in stores. Now if you talk about the shelf type of Rights not be something that you're going to wear every day to three a piece of injury that's going to come on their best just to bring some support, like a shelf for the brightest. And now we're going to see the patient broth. So this has to create more lift. It's going to be a padded bras that's going to most likely the most cleavage. And we're gonna see more often, can be made out of some push up and it can be either molded or a can be detachable. There's other variations of products are going to use up their materials to do this. But in my opinion, the ones may not have found out the most comfortable ones, this trackless. So this one is again a more horizontal type of neckline. Usually those ones might need some boning on the side to keep the shape since you don't have any stripes. And they can also be used with a little silicone band to stay in place. The full coverage, this one, the name kind of says it. It covers almost the whole shape of the breast. And it doesn't bring much cleavage, but it brings a lot of support. 3. Parts Bra: Hello everyone. To set its class, I felt that it was super important for you to know the names of the parts of abroad. So let's start with this little animation that I made for you. First we have the lower front cup, then the lower side cup. The upper cup. Then we have the webbing or on the wire you're channeling which holds the under wire, also named the wires, the straps. Then we have the bridge, the front, bend, the back, and the Brock closure. 4. Terminology panties: The different shapes of panties. Here's the base model that I do and you can download it for the exercise purposes. The first one that we're going to see is a thong. And then the string that she keys, which kind of says it. It shows the bottom part of the butt cheeks. So it's arrives about at the middle or at the upper part of the butt. And now we have two shapes that looks a little bit more similar, like the Brazilian and the bikini. But the bikini one is a tad larger. We have here the Boy's shirts, which have larger sizes. They look a bit like a mix between the chickpeas and the boys boxers. For the last ones, we have the hipsters which hugs the hips. It's kind of the regular shape. The second is the high hips, which have an opening that goes all the way to the hips level. And I wanted to finish with the garter belt, which is to hold stockings and place. But sometimes it can be used also just as a decoration piece for the luxury set. 5. Lace vs Embroidery : We're a great start by differentiating what is an embroidery and what is a waste. Soon I'm rotary has the base and then someone is adding an embroidery on top is all woven together. There is laser shot can even have ribbons of feathers, moisture hair, which is from an angora, goats, which is smoother and stronger than how would this is a difference between what is the embroidery and delays. 6. Lace - Part 1 : Now let's talk about the different pieces in delays. So you have a part that is called the eyelash. So those are little things at the end of your lease. That's a literary looks like eyelashes for my the names come from and those lesions are usually the indicator of the quality of delays. So the eyelash are created when the lace comes out to dilute it all together. And when you cut it, you get all these little beautiful eyelashes to swing laced is just a band that is cut off. It's usually used for finishing of the neck line or if the definition of the sleeves and now is a term that you should know. If you want to talk about the lace, it's going to be the word coding. Coding is a little contrary. Thicker coat that is on delays. If it's French lays, it's going to be hands-on, then we have the Shantel Elaine, that does not have the coding is the latest that is straight out of the room. For this one, it's very easy to remember when we're talking about dish until you liaise with talking about the thinnest and a soft deaths place. 7. Lace - Part 2: And now they get peer. This brewery does not have a back which may see different frequently used since it can bring a toll different look if it's pushed a little bit to forage in heavy the Bobo effect with that or told different look. So that type of rotary is really interesting because it gives a variety of possible look. 8. Lace - Interesting Fact: I wanted to share with you an interesting factor, both lace, actually, a lot of the beautiful French waste had been named after the part of friends that they were from. So for example, you can think about the shanty Santillana delays or just no one dies from Leon so that we own ways. So it's fun because when you think about it, when you're buying one of those French Lacey kind of bots painting to that part of history and continuing to increase those type of products that have been made for multiple years. 9. Learn to draw lace: Hi everyone. This is our lesson on drawing lays. For this exercise, I prepared a square as 7.2 by 7.2 centimeters. I took a paper with little dots to help you start. And I added the same thing on the latest piece example. Both you can download for the practice and print if you want. So for this examples, we have a practice. The view is to give you a guideline of what to do, but you really need to try to do it on a piece of paper and practice it to see how to do it and see how you can reproduce a piece of ways into a paper and see how you're able to make it look as similar as possible. And that's going to be really practical for you once you want to introduce, laced your illustrations and making them look as realistic as possible. So one thing that I would recommend you to do and encourage you to do is to try it whenever you have a life that you really want to use for inventory piece, for example, you can take that place and do a photocopy of it. So you're going to have a paper with the right scale lays on it. And with that, you can actually trace your pattern pieces on it. And since injury patterns are usually quite small, it fits perfectly. Page size, like A4 type of paper. And with that, you can place exactly where you want to have your lays. In this way, we can make the piece merge perfectly and have those patterns. Like for example, a floor, a floral patterns are a flower. You can have them get exactly the same point, even if you have a seam in the middle. So that's a very good trick. Any can have even better result that your, your pieces are gonna give. Very beautiful. That's a sewing Trek, but I still wanted to integrate it to this class. Just as a little tip. Let's analyze this place before we try it. So here you can see I'm going to show you all different holes that are in that same lays. So as you can see, the machine that did that place was able to do all those different types of holes, which creates those really fun patterns. And now we're going to try to redraw them. So it's really just about a following what we're seeing and trying to do the same type of shapes that are in the lace. That's why it's very practical. Start maybe with the points on the piece of paper because you can have a more official way of finding yourself and where you're at in the legs. So a bit like doing painting with the grid. And now that we have traced the main shapes that are in that place, we can see the main structure of it. You're going to add the colors on the main points. So I'm starting really by the set of it is that there is coding says the court on top. And after that I'm going to start filling it. So the filling parts can be more like the really small holes and also the parts that are more like a mesh minute. But it's actually parts of delays. It's not mesh. It's all stripes. It's the way the fabric I've been made. And then we're gonna go over the weights, the smaller little holes. And life is going to start taking form slowly, but it takes a little bit of time to do that type of drawings that it's a very good practice. So after we have finished the little square example, I hope you practice it and don't be shy to do it more than one time. Take laces that you have at your house, sell on bottom pieces on Browse that you find really pretty so you got to be motivated to redraw them. So once you have practiced that and you feel comfortable, continue on the next lesson and I'll see you at next. 10. Learn to draw the flat of a bras - Black floral lace: So for this example, I'll give you the best as example. And as you can see, I'm going really likely to mark the shape because I don't actually want to keep those shapes after. I don't want to keep those marks. So you can even go with our eraser and just tap it on top because you want it to be just marks for you to follow. So yeah, we're going to start so you can trace that very lightly and then you continue. We're going to start by the first line of the webbing. Since it's going to have the same shape as the already existing curve of the bust. And I'm going about European five millimeters from that line. And then we will jump and trace the difficulty. We're going to leave some space in the center for the bridge. So we're starting this project by doing the square. And now I'm gonna make you do a flat. E flat is the piece with a lot of details. And it's going to help you be really precise and really master the skill of doing a really pretty Lynch R3 illustration. And so I would recommend you to do it in order so two square and then this one. And after that, to go for the illustration, we can then position the straps, make sure to place them after the neck tropism is to continue the web. We're going parallel from the first line, one or two millimeters because the flat is a little bit bigger than illustration. And we can then position the bottom of the bridge and the front. Then if there is one without forgetting the elastic at the bottom, which would be about the same width as the weddings. So those two lines are called darts and there, what allows the Broad have that round shapes, which is going to mimic the shape of the breast. So if the pattern was flat, it would look like this. And when you bring those two parts together and you saw them, you get a shape that looks like this, which is going to allow us to have the Bobo effect. We have here a time-lapse of the scattering of the flowers. So I'm just using an HB pencil to have an idea of the scale and positioning of the flowers. With the marker Prismacolor PM 0100 two. I'm going to do the first layer with the lighter side of the pencil to fill the whole illustration. Trying to pass only one time on the whole thing. Now that the black marker I colored the elastic and the wedding for the pattern delays, we are going to use a fine marker. I will recommend you a 0, 1 or smaller. The brand that I'm using right now is Pigma Micron. And they're really good. And I would definitely recommend them. When you draw something like this. And you're going to use a bandwidth ink. I was preferred start from the opposite side from my writing hand. And I write with my right hand. Therefore, I searched from the left side just to avoid the possibility of smudging the adjusted, bypassing my hand over it. Size. You can see for this, I'm really just retracing the lines that we already do with the HB pencil. Say, it's very easy, we just go to the pan. We don't want to put too much pressure. We want our hand to have a fluid movement and we just follow those lines. So we're getting a very nice result. If you want to go even further and finishing of your illustration, you can always take an HB pencil and add some shadow in the bottom of the cops. Say can I get for you the three-dimensional that to me circle. And it can do very nice result. But again, I would recommend if you're using that technique to go very lightly because you don't want to have some harsh delimitation between the bias that you already painted with markers and a pencil. So now we have beautiful finished illustration of a brow. And obviously again, use the same base model to do any type of other drawing of abroad and all that. And it's a really practical exercises. So I hope you enjoy it and I'll see you in the next lesson. 11. Summery embroidered lingerie illustration: Hi, everyone. Started. I'm going to do a little fast-forward for the retracing of the base model that I drew. Then we've barely any pressure on my pen. I'm tracing the front band, then the webbing about 0.5 millimeters. For the difficulty. We don't want a straight line. So we're going to do a curve to demonstrate the dimension of the breast. The strap start at a site of the wedding, all the way to the middle of the shoulder and the neck. So that brought is a balcony Brock. After the main shape being drawn, we're going to use the marker for the skin color. I choose this car most of the time if I want to go fast and I've been using it for years. I would recommend it for people starting because it's very easy to use since the pigments are not too dark, which leaves more room for errors. So this car is from the brand Prismacolor and it's named brick badge for the skin. We finish it by adding some dimensions, the collarbones, the breast, and the other points of shadow on the body. For the redhead color, I chose the marker from the company printmaker that in the color apricots. And I think it's a color that's really easy to use and the pigmentation is really nice. I really like it. So if that's the look you're going for. Now we're starting to add some cards, a little injuries that I start by filling the whole thing, piece-by-piece, passing only once, so I can create a beautiful merging shadow with the second layer. Don't forget if you want a shadow that doesn't cut past fast. So the ink is still wet. For the second layer. For the parts that I want to be actually done dead, like the weddings, I will come back later once the ink has dried. And this way the darker shade of pink are going to look more crisp and bumping. And then I'd like to finish and adding even more shadow with a similar color of wood pencil because it can go very gradually with light pressure, which is going to merge very well with the ink of the marker. Flowers. We're going with a little floral black embroidery. It's very small fenestration. But we still want to be able to have a very good idea of what type of floral design that it is. And since I need to have a very fine point to do that type of work, I'm going to use a wood pencil that I am going to sharpen with an X-Acto. And also because I think that a fine point marker for this specific example would look to separated from the rest of the lace. And now we're at the part that I would do, the fine Margaret contraints. I'm just using a fine marker point. You say I'm going to use a 0.5 to be able to do that work. And I just want to have a nice contour of my illustration. It's something that for most of the time we're gonna do for fashion illustrations. And now for the hair, I just use a marker and I feel the full thing. Not very much more details that after that, I wanted to create more highlight and also some sparkles on the injury. So for that I just use a white gel pen and I created little dots everywhere. And for the hair, I just created lines on the parts that I would assume the light would be casting on. To finish my illustration and add some details to the daisies. So I just did a contour and edit it a little bit of color in the middle. And after that, it's pretty much it. The illustration is done. And we have a final illustration. 12. Illustration corset final project: All right, so you're at the final project section. So for this one, I would invite you to follow me along the way if you want to. Otherwise, I think is just going to be really interesting because we got to see how to draw a core set and how to draw a weight lays over a white sheet of paper. First ID, I liked it with my base silhouette on their page and then trace with very fine line, the contour it, which I end up erasing most of it. To give myself a good idea of the proportion, I start by the cups. Then the other wire. I look a lot at your original core set to make it look as close as possible. I'm passing the eraser gently just to lighten my marks. And then I'm interesting general shape. So the ways that he quality energy currency placing in front. So of course that means usually bony. And in this case we have some warnings that are very flexible. Therefore, whenever you have a cut, most likely there's going to be a boning. So I tried to be as parallel as possible to trace another line around half a millimeter away of, for example, the triangle in front is going to be two mornings in, on the lateral as well. When we're tracing the list is the same thing that we did at the practice of this square. You have to look a lot at the reference to make sure that the pattern is to scale and fitting to the curves of the body. I want to explain for every flowers gets the idea is the same. But it's basically you need to practice. These are the flowers before, so it matches the small ones after. So this fabric is actually a mesh with an embroidery on top. So you have this beautiful petals that are with large mentioned Sita is very squared. It's really nice. And then you have those fluid little lines that are coming out of it. So it's almost like the little teaser of the flowers that are coming out. And you want to have varied, that. You want to have a lot of curves in them. And so if you need to have a little bit more of precised pictures, I give a lot of pictures that you can no longer open to see. More in details delays to be able to reproduce it and practice it in square of U12, like the example we did previously. For the markers, we have the Prismacolor French grade 20 percent for the core set. The color marker design, DM, WHE, five for the skin. But if you don't have it, a good substitute for the skin color would be the Prismacolor bring badge, which is the usual one I go for because it's so easy to use. Once we're done, we add the color of their skin. And here is going to be an important part because we are going to need to play some of that color in the crusade to transfer the idea of the transparency. I'm starting by filling the sides of the cups for the cats. I'm passing twice in a curved motion at the button to simulate a shadow. For the skin part that we left in the middle, we don't want to fill the whole thing. Start at the top and with a dry movement down, we can create a softer transition. We will add the course at car on the top unevenly to mix it up. To get a better results and more 3D effect needs pass first steam rotary with the black pencil, but with a very light pressure. And then we're going to add on top the way Joe Pencil. This takes a bit of time, but it gives a beautiful result. And for the final touch, as usual, we do the contrary of the illustration with a fine black marker. In this case, I chose to avoid the coincide because I wanted to live in keep that more delicate look. So that was all in. I hoped you enjoyed this load tutorial slash example and have fun creating your own, and don't forget to share it with me. I'm so excited to see what you will have created. So have fun and be creative. 13. Final project exp: For the last part of this class. And then give your final project. This final project, I took pictures of 300 pieces. You get to choose between one of the three choice or you can do the three if you want. And it's just really to give you the apportions its half calls the pictures without having to search the internet for it. And yeah, you get to create a very cool piece of illustration with that and have fun, be creative. You can do it either in a flood or full body or whatever you want. Just try to practice with it and be creative and please don't forget to share with me. I would be so happy to see what you have created. And I hoped you enjoyed this class and that she learn what you were expecting to learn. And I'll see you in the next one.