Fashion Illustration – Queen Couture | No.5

Fashion Illustration – Queen Couture | No.5


Hey everyone!
I am back with a new video and this is going to be another video for my Queen Couture collection.
Let’s get started. Like I said in one of my previous videos,
there were a few different fashion illustrations that I filmed months back that I have queued
to be uploaded. This is one of them. I actually drew this one back in January, based on the
date I’ve signed on the drawing. Man, that’s a long time ago and I didn’t even realise
it. I feel like I drew this back in July or August, but nope that’s not the case. It
was way earlier. I did have plans to upload this one much earlier
than November, but with university and everything, plans change. So I am only able to edit and
upload this video now. With that said, this is the second to the
last video I’m going to be uploading for this collection. I did already mention this
in two of my previous videos I think: that with where my art is going, I will have to
take a break from fashion illustrations. And that means that I won’t be able to complete
this collection. I mean technically it’s complete, as some of you might have seen in
my Queen Couture sketchbook, but illustration wise, I was aiming for 10, but only got up
to 6. It’s fine though. I feel like it’s much
better that I go with the flow of the new direction my art is taking, instead of trying
to hold it back by completing this collection. So yeah, look out for one final fashion illustration
that I will be uploading soon. with the design, I was aiming for something
different compared to the previous ones in the collection already. I was and still am
inspired by the minimalist trend so the vision I had for this particular dress was something
white with like a neoprene fabric. But eventually, I had to alter that original idea since it
strayed too far from the collection. It looked too different, like it didn’t belong. So
I made some revisions to it. That’s when I added the striped beading. I don’t know
if that’s what you call it, it’s the lines I add onto the neckline of the top.
Anyway, since all of the other dresses I had in the collection had flower embellishments
of embroidery, this looked too plain. And by adding those beads, the dress can go along
with the other dresses in the collection, but still maintain some aspects that I had
originally intended. So yeah, like I said, I wanted this dress
to be white, but once I finished the colouring, it wasn’t looking right. At first I thought
it was because of the leaves or the flowers that they weren’t good enough. I don’t
know, I’m pretty sure I let this one just sit in my folder for a few months dissatisfied
with the final result. I was even contemplating doing it all over again since maybe it was
the dress. Maybe the dress just wasn’t working out anyway. Or maybe it was the way I drew
the hair. I don’t know. But surprisingly, I revisited the illustration
a few months back or a few months later when I was doing the next illustration for this
collection. And I did some minor adjustments to the dress. I was kind of like “eh whatever
I’ll do this to try and save the drawing and if I end up ruining it, it would just
give me more reasons to start this one again like I was thinking of doing anyway.” So
I coloured the dress with really light purple and a bit of pink. And that minor adjustment
ended up changing the way I saw this drawing. So everything pretty much fell into place.
Like the flowers didn’t look odd anymore. The hair was okay and I was really happy with
the illustration. And I guess we all just have to go with our gut feelings sometimes.
I mean it’s always a risk with art. The things you do will more or less be a make
or break kind of thing. But you just have to take the risk or else you’ll be left
in that state of “I don’t like it, but I don’t hate it” Hey, that applies to
life too I guess. With that said, the video actually doesn’t
show the part that I talked about since I didn’t film that. It happened months after
I finished filming majority of the video. But you’ll see the difference in the illustration
with the end clip and the scanned image that I insert at the end of the video. That’s
the case with most my videos anyway. The scan is always much closer to what the original
illustration actually looks like compared to the video. Like the video doesn’t have
much contrast compared to the scan. I feel like it’s gotten better though. I
mean I filmed this video in January, and if you look at my latest videos such as the marker
comparison, which I filmed just days before I uploaded the video, the quality looks much
better. So it’s just this video. January me probably didn’t know how to adjust the
levels in my camera. Anyway, that is all I’m going to say in
this video. I really have nothing else to say about this illustration. I hope you guys
liked this video. If you did, please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe if you
haven’t already. Feel free to also check out the description box for links to my other
social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. You can also check out
my society6 shop for giclee prints and other merchandise. And yeah! Thank you so much for
watching this video and I will see you in my next one.

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