If you're looking for outfit drawing ideas, keep reading! Below, I'm sharing 28 cool references for drawing outfits.
These outfits are so creative and trendy, you're going to love them. I personally love using references drawn by other artists when I'm working on improving my drawing skills.
If you're the same way, you're going to really enjoy browsing these drawing ideas.
As you take a look at these outfit drawings, you'll also find some of my best sketch tips for new artists.
Additionally, if you love studying artists, I've included a FREE Artist Study printable at the bottom of this post!
Let's Gather Our Supplies
- Drawing Kit: I love the Castle Art Supplies kit for all of my drawing needs! Buy on Amazon
- Sketch Book When it comes to sketching, you can't go wrong with 300 Series Strathmore. Buy on Amazon
- Colored Pens: These are the colored pens I use whenever I add color to my drawings. I love them! Buy on Amazon
Choosing Your Pencils
Before you begin your drawing, it's important that you choose the right pencil.
If you're new to sketching and aren't sure what pencil grade to start with, I recommend starting your sketch with a pencil on the H scale.
You can finish off your drawing with a darker pencil grade, such as a pencil on the B scale.
Use a Blending Stump
It can be difficult to get a good blend with pencils. However, you can create a smooth bleeding effect by using a blending stump.
Blending stumps are great for smudging graphite and charcoal.
Try Not to Smudge
If you can, avoid smudging your drawing. You can place a piece of paper underneath your hand to minimize how much your hand smudges your drawing.
This will help ensure you have a clean looking drawing once it's complete.
Remember, you can use smudging to your advantage to smooth out your shading.
Don't Blend with Your Fingers
Once it's time to blend, try not to blend with your fingers.
When you blend with your fingers, the oils from your skin will transfer to the paper and may affect the look of your drawing.
Again, I recommend blending stumps for blending your work.
Practice Sketching Daily
If you want to get better at sketching, the best thing you can do is practice daily.
I recommend setting aside an hour every day to sketch. Don't worry about your work being perfect. It will get better naturally the more you practice.
Practice Blind Contour Drawing
Blind contour drawing is the practice of drawing the contour of a subject without looking down at the paper.
Blind contour drawing is helpful because it trains the eyes and hand to work as a team.
It always helps the artist see all the details of the subject.
Adding color to your drawing can be a great way to make your drawing stand out.
You can use colored pencils, pastels, or even watercolor paint to add some color to your drawing.
Use the Grid Method
The grid method involves drawing a grid over your reference photo and then lightlhy drawing the grid on your drawing paper to scale.
The grid method will help with the placement of your drawing. It will give you a reference point between the photo and your canvas.
Bonus Free Printable
Study your favorite artist with this free Artist Study printable. Click the image to download.
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