How to Draw a Fun Fab Fashion Fairy!!! 🧚‍♀️

How to Draw a Fun Fab Fashion Fairy!!! 🧚‍♀️


– Hi, welcome, my name is Karen Campbell from Awesome Art School. I’m so glad you’re joining me today. I have a really fun
project that I did today that I wanna share with you. I hope it gives you a burst of inspiration and if you’re interested in learning how to do this project in
a full length tutorial, you can check out more
information about that in the description box below. I hope you enjoy, and happy arting! Yeah, so I started with the
reference, by Arturo Elena, and I was on Pinterest, of course, and I’ve a huge fashion illustration board that’s filled with, I think I
have hundreds of pins in there and, when I’m stuck in a
rut, my favorite thing to do is to go on Pinterest and just drool over everyone else’s artwork, right? But fashion illustration to me is, like, a whole work of art, in and of itself, and it’s such a great way
because it’s not something I’m super familiar with. It’s related enough to what
I do, which is, you know, I love drawing faces and people, and so it’s in the same field, which sort of really turns me on, but I am not that super awesome at it, so I love using fashion
illustration as references for my own work, because I’m
always learning something new, I’m always trying new things. And so, I take my favorite designers, and I give their style a whirl,
and just see if I can do it, and I learn so many things along the way, so in this one, of course,
I’m practicing my hands, which are always a struggle,
you know, all those fingers. Now, the way that he does his girls is, all of his fashion models are, everything is super
elongated, so they have all these crazy long necks
and limbs and fingers, and I just love his stylized
approach to drawing fashion, so when I’m in a rut,
not that I’m in a rut, but if I’m not sure what I should do, or I’m tired of just doing
faces and I wanna do a body too, I’ll use, I’ll go to the
fashion illustration board and I’ll grab some of
my favorite references. And so, when I look at these references, I try to think, “How
could I make this my own?” And I’m not just copying
exactly what they do. Well, the way I like to use them is, I like to combine them with my other favorite things to draw which is whimsical creatures
and fairies and mermaids, and so, I just think
marrying fashion with fantasy is really, really fun,
and really rewarding, so trying out these different styles and combining them with my own flavors, really always comes with results that I’m usually really happy with. This is just for fun, I
don’t sell any of this stuff, I don’t think I could anyways, because it’s too much like the original, that I would just be under
copyright strikes right and left, so I love doing this as just
for fun, and for practice, and I highly recommend,
you know, the way to learn is by copying from others,
not ripping them off, but using them to influence your work, using them to inform your work. I really paid attention, closely,
to his shading techniques, like the intimate
details on the collarbone and the shoulder blades
are just, you know, it’s really, really
striking, and the only way to really understand that
is to draw it yourself. And so, I outlined this one in pencil, and then I go over it
with my Copic Multiliner, and then I’m going to get
ready to start my shading with the Copics in just a second. But, like I always like to do
in the middle of my videos, for 10 seconds or so, we’re going to have a little cute attack with my cat-cam, because I just like to
bring you a little bit (laughter) a little bit of fun from my household, either my kids, or my cats,
and usually it’s Rosie, and there she is, goofball! So, anyways, now for the best part, oh, that satisfying rumble,
is the coloring in part. Now, I’ve been, if you’ve
been following me on Youtube, you know that I’ve been in
a real Copic obsessed mood. I’ve been doing all of these face expression drawing
tutorials using my Copics, and I’ve managed to
collect all, in the gray, the cool grays, so, gray one through 10, and I’m starting with the C2
as the lightest shade there, and then I’m gradually working my way up to the darker values,
just one layer at a time. And really paying close,
close attention to how Arturo is doing the shading on this model. Now he, I actually don’t even know the medium that he uses, shame on me, but I’m trying to recreate that as best I can with the Copics, and it’s so interesting, it’s
such a great learning tool to try to exactly copy the way that someone does their
shading, or their faces. Again, I’m not selling this, this is just for my own self education, and it makes me a better drawer and then, hopefully I can take the
things that I’ve learned and pass them along to
you, as best that I can, as a teacher. So, today’s just, like, a classic example of how I get some learning
in, and some self expression and, of course, some fun, right? Putting some highlights in her
eyes with my Signo Gel Pen, which was not, like, working too hard. My Poscas are really
my go-to to paint pen, I know this question comes up a lot, but definitely those Posca
pens are, without a doubt, my favorite, favorite
white paint pen, and tool, and highlighter of faces and everything. Really getting into my Copics lately, I just went and bought,
I think, maybe, oh God, 16 or so more today,
cost a freaking fortune, but I just use them so much,
and they are refillable, and I gotta tell you, I have tried every cheap imitation Copic on the market, and they’re okay for a little while, but there’s just nothing
that quite replaces the magic of a Copic. And you can see there, I’m
going with my Copic fineliner, and this is real, real detail,
her face is so, so tiny, so having a smaller nib, like a 0.25 or 0.2, to get into those tiny areas,
is really advantageous, and it’s really worth just
having a few of those around. And, of course, there’s
a really subtle shading on the reference that
I’m using as well, too so I’m trying my best
to replicate the shading and the highlights on my girl, so that it looks like her own, and it looks completely different, but I’m using again the
highlights and the shadows in the way he does to keep creating the depth and the volume, and the magnificence of
these fashion models. Check out my playlist
if you wanna see more fashion illustration influenced works. (relaxing music)

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