In this post I'll give a little background into my process when making illustrations...
My uni assignment for the week was to create four fashion figure templates, technically known as 'croquis', as well as practicing drawing different fabric textures.
The benefit of using a template is that you have the basic figure shape ready, and only need to worry about the outfit, accessories, hair and makeup - It saves a lot of time!
For marker illustrations I use bleedproof paper, it's quite thin, which allows the template to show through, and has a special coating on it to stop the marker ink from bleeding (blurring as it absorbs into the paper) or transferring through to the page below.
These are the four templates I made for the assignment: two front, one side and one back. I just place them under the paper and am ready to go!
The following illustrations used these templates, and incorporated denim, tartan/plaid, and wool knits. I loved doing the side view, as it's not something I've done much of.
I loved this assignment, it's always good to be able to work in my prefered medium, and I can see myself improving every week which is very exciting!