How to draw a fashion model in motion |TIP35-36

I don’t have internet yet in my new apartment. So I went to a Hong Kong style cafe nearby where they offer free wi-fi until 2 am. The cafe had some magazines. I took one and get some inspiration in the fashion photo shoot pages. My favourites ! I took my sketchbook, and I started to draw.

Chou-Tac ChungCow-Boy Denim x Lace

Bring life into your sketches. That’s what a fashion photoshoot convey. The model’s body shape is highly curved in real. For an illustration, we do not hesitate to exaggerate even more ! Look at the spine: pink inversed “S” curve.

Movement attract people eyes. The reader spend more time on the picture. His eyes navigate along  the invisible curves of the body and props. The photographer make sure that most of the product that the model wear has chance to be noticed. Did you see that her body curve is also an inversed “S” ?


Identify the body line of each model.


TIP 35 Draw your props in motion

We will purposely exaggerate the movement to bring a stronger expression.
The pearl necklace seams to be almost in levitation.

We are now familiar with the invisible line of the body. Do the same with the objects. Take the habit to identify the general movement of things, then explore the details.

TIP 36 How to draw a necklace of pearls

We want to draw first the invisible to better show the visible.

  • Visualise first the wire inside the necklace

  • Trace the wire with fluidity and a light wrist

  • Draw each pearl one by one following the trajectory.

  • Done !

  • Simple right ? Smile Otherwise, let me know and let’s see how I can help.

    Experiment the mistakes: Take a draft paper, and try drawing the necklace of pearls without the invisible wire. I wish you good luck eheh 
    I have no doubt that you could do it well, but it will take you much longer time.

    Remember to keep the flow in your lines ! I invite you to read the article



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    Hello ! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a product designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at [email protected] : )

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