Here is a fashion Illustration I did for LA based Sportswear company Bombshell Sportswear. They needed a cute workout illustration to put on one of the pages of their website. I worked from a photo reference pic from Shutter Stock that was in a similar pose to this. I always do that before I start a fashion illustration. The photo I used was actually of a cowgirl in hat and shorts ! But it worked for this pic, so I purchased the pic so it was high enough resolution to work from.
Next I pencil sketched up the outlines, to get the sketchy look…… I made the legs much longer, and the neck too, as you always need to do, when doing a fashion illustration, or the illustration will look dumpy…. Most women actually have quite short legs at the calf area especially…..
Then I scanned the pencil sketch in and cleaned it up…. My, these pencil sketches need a lot of clean up work ! Next I applied the colour and the shading…… The client supplied me with photos of the outfit, so I could get the details of the clothes right…..
Then I submitted the illustration to the client…… They were really pleased with it but just wanted one or two changes which I was able to do with the power of Photoshop ! It was a really fun illustration to do…… Thanks for tuning in folks, hope you all had a great summer…..till next time ……