Fashion collection inspired by chandeliers feathers and butterflies

Thank you for your comments, likes and shares on my latest videos. This tutorial I made for all of you who asked about a fashion collection inspired by chandeliers, feathers and butterflies. We will start with the chandeliers. After doing my research on Pinterest, and you will see now what inspired me, I started drawing in pencil. I won’t use the color yet, because what interests me now is to generate as many sketches as possible.

I wanted to say that I received a lot of emails from you guys, but to make these tutorials useful, I think it is better to practice the same exercises as me. So, use the same sources of inspiration and practice a little and then send me your ideas and I will present them in my next videos. You will learn more when doing the same exercise and the fact that everybody will work on the same topic will help us all to see how many possibilities there are, even if the source is the same for everybody.

You will learn not only because of my feedback to you but because you will participate in a large discussion with all people implicated in the fashion collection. You will see what other did and compare the result. This will help you learn from your mistakes but also from their mistakes. Coming back to my drawings, I explored the basic shapes of each chandelier and I used the same textures and details. These are basic ideas, and it is not difficult to simply observe the source of inspiration and transform it into a fashion costume.

For the third image, I used not only the chandelier but also the folding and curtains around it. The color will come later, and you can imagine these dresses in ivory, black, chocolate brown, soft peach or gold. The second challenge was feathers. The thing with the feathers is that they are quite symmetric and sometimes not very juicy to inspire. I always search for incredible sources, asymmetric objects or exotic plants or animals to start from. When the source is quite dry, what I do is to try to go deep and see the details, as in this case.

Maybe the color can inspire you or the paintings of a feather – like the peacock feathers.In this case I was inspired by textures and patterns. You can explore those fluffy parts of a feather, or the macro structure of feathers that will inspire you too. With the butterflies, the process was almost the same. They are too symmetrical and sometimes predictable in shape. I searched for some special shapes and I use their patterns to make a costume of them. What I consider boring is to actually take a butterfly and use it as a pattern in your dress. The crowdness is not a creative solution that one can be proud of, but if there is no other think to start from, well, this can be accepted.

That’s why I tried to escape this area of using an element and transforming it into a module, so I used wings and their forms to compose my costumes. The caterpillars were eve more offering, so I did a sketch inspire by one. As about he colors for this collection I thought of using the green from my caterpillar and turquoise balanced with large surfaces of gray and black. Hope you enjoyed my video, and, as always, please do not forget to subscribe!Thank you!


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How to create a fashion collection inspired by insects and dragonflies

With this new video I will continue with the challenges you send me. This time, I will do some sketches inspired by insects, especially bugs and dragonflies. Stay until then end of my video to see my sources of inspiration for the collections i made. Also, feel free to get inspired by the same images to create your own fashion collection and then send them to me at and I will reply and help you improve your skills.

Once again, I will sketch only in pencils, without adding the colors. I mentioned in my previous videos the fact that you can sketch only in graphite pencils and then, you can add colors in your computer or on a transparent paper if you want to see what colors fits best.
When drawing with pencils, use graphic elements like: lines, dots, shapes and explore the possibilities.

When sketching after a source of inspiration, don’t be afraid of thinking unconventional. When it comes to creating a new costume, you should be as creative as possible because later on you will have enough time to clarify and simplify the model if you want it to be wearable. When sketching, do not think of a certain part of your costume. Do not think or try to create a blouse or a dress – i said this in my previous videos too.

For the first sketch I thought of using the module from the upper part of the insect and I transformed it into a blouse and a hat. I used the beetle wings for my trousers and the other elements for the sleeves. For the second one, I started to think of transforming an interesting insect as you can see. I used the reliefs and transposed them into patterns on my dress. The legs and those segments of the legs – I used them to create the lower part of the dress.

For the third piece, I explored the same image but I tried to make a wearable costume out of it. The 3D shapes of the insect are now textures or patterns printed on my outfit. Getting to the dragonflies part, I explored the bubbles of water around their wings. Their transparency and shape were useful and I played a little with these modules. Also, the fine structure of the sensible wings were nice to explore. Otherwise, the dragonflies and the butterflies, as I said on my last video are quite symmetrical and predictable as shape.

I think the insects and especially the beetles that you will see at the end of my video are the greatest source I found until yet. Thank you for sending me such creative themes:)

It was so fun to think of unconventional sources of inspiration:) Waiting for your comments, likes and shares, and, as always, please subscribe for more.
See you during week-end!

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Fashion collection inspired by the sea life and the universe

Another 2 comments that I received on my Youtube channel were saying about creating a fashion collection inspired by under the sea life and universe. In this video, this is what inspired me.

The ability to communicate ideas through drawing is essenial for designers. Fashion sketches are made to visualize the proportions, details or textures and color of the garment but also it is a way of expressing your individual style and personality. So use the tools you like more and use them to make your drawings beautiful. Unique illustration styles are like a trademark of the designer. The style is as valuable as the design content in a portfolio.

Watercolors, pencils, markers, ink or collage and in fact any rendering media you would use should complement the feel of a specific collection. For the under the sea collection I felt inspired by the brush tip and these beautiful blue shades offered by Art and Graphic twin markers I just bought. When studying any source of information, you should gather all the info needed in a book: notes, sketches, photos, collages of all kind. For me, this time, it was not the case. In time, you will be able to have them all in your mind and it will be enough just to look at an image and start creating.

The creative process is something that you can learn, and once that you are used to it, it becomes like riding a bicycle, as my teachers said. You will have it in your blood and never forget. The more you see, the more creative you will be, so start going to exhibitions of all kind, read, travel, see things and feel them. Experience a lot and you will see how easy it will be for you to just press a button to release the fire inside you.

I will tell you know about the media and the rendering with markers part. You can choose from multiple brands and try to buy a few colors from each brand to see which one suits you better. I love a certain brand of markers because they have brush tips or they are transparent and they allow me to work in transparent layers that are overlapped. Other brands offer me a range of edges: from small to large and wide.

They leave graphic lines and they are very creative in lines, so i love them. Volume and textures can be obtain when applying layers and layers or blenders to make smooth transitions between strokes. Markers are usually applied over a pencil drawing but you can try to sketch with them directly on the page without having a drawing, if you are confident.

If you will later on need the contrast, you can always use a colored pencil or an 8B pencil to put some accents here and there. For the universe theme, what is new is that I used paper pen for my first drawing. It is like a pencil but instead of having graphite, it has paper. Use it if you want to make smooth gradients like I did.

Now enjoy my second and third drawing and try to do the same exercise using my sources of inspiration. What is important to notice is the fact that anything can inspire us and also the fact that no matter the challenge, a fashion designer should come with ideas.
Good luck with your drawings and enjoy what you do!
See you next time but until then, thanks for subscribing!

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