30 Fashion Illustrators You Can’t Miss Part 1
May 10, 2009
(Updated: 11th March 2013) Our blog was revamped and please check out Fashionary Hand for more fashion illustrations and sketches.
The fashion illustration is an unique art. You need to strike a balance between the whole drawing and the details of the garment. This is why it is very hard to master. Below, we have 30 illustrators you can drawn inspiration from. — PART 2 (updated 23 Mar)
1) Antonio lopez, 1943-1987, New York, USA
Antonio Lopez is the Picasso of fashion illustration. He captured the pulse of style from the 60s to the 80s, and is still revered as the most inspiring illustrator by today’s practitioners. He worked with a variety of materials including pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, watercolor and polaroid film. His work appeared frequently in Vogue, Harper’s bazzar, Elle.
2) David downtown, British
David downtown illustrations are interesting, one side its kinda trash and the other side its more sweet with nice curves! He also have a bunch of really cool celebrity portrait.
3) ISAO Yajima, Japanese
ISAO Yajima is the most famous Japanese fashion illustrator in the past decades.
4) Tony Viramonte, 1960~1988, Los Angeles, USA
He worked for magazines and fashion houses in Italy, France and Japan. He listed among his influences Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, Degas, Matisse, Egon Schiele, Picasso, Fellini and Tom of Finland.
6) Joe Eula, 1925 – 2004, Norwalk, Conn.
Joe Eula, an illustrator who caught the riotous curves of fashion from Dior’s New Look in the 1940′s until the end of Saint Laurent’s reign.
7) Roger Duncan, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
There was a shape and feeling in Duncan’s dynamic brushstrokes and glowing gouache colours, which, coupled with his ability to capture a likeness in just a few lines, were much appreciated by American Vogue. They regularly commissioned from him both fashion drawings and portraits of elegantly dressed socialites.
8) Laura Laine, Finnish
Laura Laine style did what she feel like at the moment. Her work is so hauntingly beautiful and precise, especially gorgeous hair flow to life, flounce and fancy looks best when its swirly and swiveled, drawn in pencil by the most talented hand.
9) Cedric Rivrain, French
Cedric does a lot of fashion illustrations and I think he might have a crush on Kate Moss. I love the very classic drawing style combined with touches of colour.
10) Audria Brumberg
Cultivated by the creative atmosphere of her childhood, Audria Brumberg has grown to develop her own aesthetic expression and style within the art world.
11) Rene Gruau, 1909 – 2004, Italian
Mr. Gruau, whose posters often echoed both classical Japanese drawings and Toulouse-Lautrec’s sketches of fin de siècle Paris night life, was perhaps best known for creating the marketing images for Miss Dior perfume and for Rouge Baiser lipstick. But in everything he did, he evoked the glamour and style of the world of high fashion.
12) Stina Persson, Sweden
Stina Persson has lived, studied and worked in Tokyo, New York, Florence and Lund, Sweden, where she was born. She says her illustration style is basically about “finding the right balance between the edgy and the elegant the raw and the beautiful.” To achieve this, she uses ink, watercolor and gouache, as well as Mexican cut paper (used at ceremonies and festivals).
13) Sarah Hankinson, Melbourne
Melbourne Illustrator Sarah Hankinson creates feminine yet striking works which play off broken lines and occasional splashes of colour.
14) Johnny Cheuk, Hong Kong
Johnny usually blends computer graphics with watercolor, pen and ink to explore creative possibilities. His works have been published in various magazines, books, websites and exhibitions. This website showcases his works for clients and artworks for personal interest.
15) Jerry Seguin, Seattle, USA
Jerry uses both hand and digital techniques, and uses a variety of materials including watercolors, pencil, he also has formal training in art and fashion.
16) Jacqueline Bissett, UK
Freelancing as a fashion illustrator since leaving Epsom College in the 1980s, Jacqueline began working with many magazines along with jobs for design consultancies and forecasting companies.
17) Sarah Beetson, Toronto, Canada
Sarah graduated in 2002 from Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall UK, and won the Pentland Prize for Fine Art that same year. She spent the next 4 years in London working in fashion, illustration and design in-house at Yellowdoor, Pop and The Face magazines.
18) Zoe More Oferrall, NY, USA
Zoe’s illustrations are heavily pen and ink based, whilst incorporating photography and screen-printing through much of her work.
19) Akari Inoguchi, Japanese
Akari Inoguchi is a graphic designer and visual artist working in a diverse range of media. She contributes illustrations to fashion magazines, television commercials, product packages and labels, t-shirts, and textile designs.
20) Annabelle Verhoye, German
Annabelle’s works seeks to create imagery on multiple dimensions that is at once true to its subject’s form, yet with an additional layer of interpretation. The resulting effect is one of elucidating both the scene’s objective nature as well as its inner essence and the mood it organically creates.
21) Petra Dufkova, UK
Petra dufkova illustrations are sketchy, inky messy & delicate!!!
22) Gary Fernandez, Madrid, Spain
Fernández’s intricate, retro-esque illustrations marry a liquid stroke with a rigid tension, which in turn projects an underlying seething mood and latent danger. He believes in the idea of illustration as a tool for showing the hidden beautiful side of the ordinary things.
23) Nadia Flower, New Zealand
Combining hand-drawn and computer-based imagery, Nadia works happily across a variety of visual mediums, from fine art painting to fashion and textile, as well as pure illustration for the editorial and advertising markets.
24) Masha Karpushina, London, UK
Although most of her drawings are black and white, Masha’s inspiration is drawn very much from the vast colours of the world around her.
25) Adam Lowe, UK
Adam’s illustration plays with and within the rarefied space that is fashions stylistic trump card, working the push/pull friction of surface and depth, control and impulse, line and shape, romance and sex.
26) Cecilia Carlstedt, Swedish
Cecilia has a tremendous style to her illustrations and has been commissioned by a solid list of clients, including New York Times, H&M, Bloomingdale, and Swarovski.
27) Monsieur Qui, French
Monsieur Qui or in English Mister Who is French illustrator / street Artist. His fashion illustrations are beautiful, as you can see in a lot of his drawings, Mr Qui likes to incorporate his hand made typography.
28) Sophie Griotto, French
Sophie’s focus is at the contemporary urban woman, and researches her accesories and attitude, which makes her personality a lot more original. Even though she doesn’t use much lines, Sophie compensates using lots of colours in her designs, what makes her work really stunning and vivid.
29) Peter Winnett, Canada
He’s been commissioned by DKNY and L’Oreal, to name a few and his work oozes raw sexuality with laid back playfulness. With a use of his pen and some watercolors, Peter creates a fantasy world of gorgeously dangerous women.
30) Tanya Ling, Calcutta
Ling studied Fashion Design and Textiles at St Martins School of Art and after graduating in 1989 moved to Paris to work as a designer for Dorothee Bis and then for Christian Lacroix.
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