Brushpen Fashion Sketch

By Erika Moen on February 13, 2012


While playing with my leaky brush pen, I used this outfit photo from Julie Mack as a reference to draw this sketch. Note where my pen blorched out a glob of ink on the left shoulder! Dang it.

Using strong blacks in my inking is something that really intimidates me and is something for which I don’t feel I have a particularly strong eye, so lately I’ve been forcing myself to focus on using large swatches of black and building texture with them. The results are generally pretty mixed, but I feel like I’m learning.

Julie’s collection of outfit photos have been one of my go-to resources for clothing ideas, both to draw and to emulate in real life– just in case you need some inspiration, yourself!

EDIT: I feel like such a jerk, I didn’t realize Julie has her own blog, Rotten Cupcakes! She posts lots of delicious snippets from her creative life as a designer, so check it out if you like color coordination, typography and crafting!


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