Render an Anime Influenced Fashion Sketch

I found this really great set of fashion sketching demonstrations by Kathryn Hagen, a fashion illustration instructor at Otis College.  Ms. Hagen is a master at mixing media to achieve life-like and beautiful results.  Her tools include copic markers, prismacolor pencils, tombo brush pens, gouache, liner pens and milky gel pens.

Her book, Fashion Illustration for Designers includes a dvd packed with tons of videos just like the ones below.  Even if you don’t study fashion her book is an excellent resource for improving your drawing and design skills.  I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in learning how to sketch or draw.

Color Rendering: Anime Influence Part 1

Color Rendering: Anime Influence Part 2

Color Rendering: Anime Influence Part 3

Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.

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  • I read her book when I was studing, her skill is so good! And I learn a lot from the book! Great read!

  • Great post. Thanks for share !

  • I took a good long look at the various renderings,and have come to the conclusion that it is about time someone actually showed others just how it is done.I worked as a fashion artist all over the country and have a frist class education(Parsons)but I -don’t really recall actually seeing my instructors actually do a finished cut.While watching the youtube videos I was thinking no!don’t lay your shadows down there!But it turned out absolutely correctly done.The one suggestion that still holds true today-which is why so many life classes are given is correct. You must know how to draw a figure before you can add highlights and shadows.