My Favorite Art Tools To Create Fashion Illustrations Sketches
Updated: Sep 30
To begin with, I always love to start sketching all my art and design projects with a 𝗙𝗮𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝟵𝟬𝟬𝟬 graphite pencils set - a tin of 12. Its lead is fully bonded with the wood surround and is therefore particularly break-resistant. The Castell 9000 is available in 16 different degrees of hardness.
After defining the idea and having the sketch ready, I love to use 𝗖𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗰 𝗠𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗣 pens. Its ink cartridge and nib can be replaced as needed, and tips are very sturdy even in smaller pen sizes. It comes in 10 different sizes - (0.03/0.05/0.1/0.2/0.25/0.3/0.35/0.5/0.7/BS)
To add colors to my designs, I use a combination of 𝗖𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗰 𝗦𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 and Faber Castel colored pencils.
Copic Sketch Markers come in the broadest range of colors and feature Medium Broad and flexible Super Brush nib combination. Ideal for illustration, craft, and caricature. You can mix colores with 𝗖𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗰 𝗦𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗘𝗺𝗽𝘁𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿 and expand your collection by using Various Ink to fill them up. 358 Colors. Copic Sketch Markers come in different sets. You can start with 36 color set, and add to it skin tone colors additionally. In the attached images, I have included the list of skin tones you will need to create fashion illustrations or portraits.
My favorite set of 𝗙𝗮𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹 pencils includes 120 assorted vibrant colors made from high-quality pigments and are supremely lightfast, acid-free, smudge-proof, water-resistant.
For final touches and finishing highlights of details, I love to use Copic Opaque White with a fine liner brush.