Monday, January 25, 2010

Paint Me Pretty!

How To Add Make-Up To Your Fashion Croquis

Hello my friends! As promised, I will cover how to add make-up to you lovely fashion croquis. Now I will only cover the make up aspect, and will move through this fairly quickly. If you do not recognize the tools I am using or missed the first tutorial click the following link and follow this tutorial fis

As you can see in the first picture I started on a blank slate. This sketch is also another part of my Spring 2010 collection.

Step 1: After coloring the croquis and applying highlights and shadows utilizing the dodge and burn tool, you should flatten the original picture. After you flatten, click and drag down to the 'new layer' tab to create a duplicate layer. Then click new layer a couple of times, and name each section eye shadow, blush, etc.

Step 2: Use the paint brush tool to apply the eye liner. I suggest making the line thick to get the effect of the next step. After you draw on the liner select the smudge tool.

Step 3: After you select the Smudge tool click and drag in short strokes to get the effect of bold lashes as well as the 'smokey eye' look. As seen below.

Step 4: Click on the layer you named 'eye shadow', and color over the eye lid of your croquis. Try to cover most of the lid, and don't worry if you go over the brow or eye line, you can clean that up with the eraser too as seen in the next step.

Step 5: Reduce the size of your eraser brush, and slowly erase below the brow line, and any other overages Then click on the opacity and lower it so it can blend more with the croquis' skin. that you see. Don't worry your only erasing the layer eye shadow, so this will not compromise your original illustration.


Step 6: Click on the 'blush' layer,select your paint brush tool, and desired blush color. Click along the fullest part of your fashion croquis' face.

Step 7: Simply repeat the steps above as far as cleaning up, and changing the opacity. I used the dodge tool to add highlights and dimension.

Step 8: Add a layer for the lips if you want and color/clean as directed above. Don't forget to drop the opacity, and play with the burn & dodge tool, don't be afraid to experiment.


The Final Product!!!

I hope this helps! Remember, your comments are both appreciated and encouraged!

Since the tender age of twelve, Schaumin Chanel Alexander has been creating fashion illustrations, and designing womens wear apparel. Shortly after graduating college with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design & Marketing, she began freelancing her talents. SchauminChanel is the main designer and chief operator of Creative Conceptz Ltd., a company dedicated to freelance fashion design


UmaPreve said...

OMG, thank you so much for sharing this. I have a bunch of sketches that need colour. I didn't want to ruin them with my colour pencil skills.

Thanks again.

SchauminChanel said...

Your welcome! I'm glad to hear that my tutorial was helpful to you, but don't give up on your colored pencils. Try mixing different media types to find the style of coloring that suits you best.

And be sure to share your sketch with us when your done! I will start posting reader sketches on here pretty soon to showcase everyone's skills. :)

Fashion Fairies said...

Thanks for the helpful hints...Keep up the good work...Loving the blogs...keep them coming

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