How to draw fabrics | Fashion drawing with markers | Justine Leconte

hi everyone it'sjust in today comes another drawing tutorial many of you asked me how to draw fabrics so that's why I'm going to show you today four types of woven fabrics so it's going to look like this we're going to do herringbone gingham pled in Tweed if it is the first one of my videos that you're watching right now work on my channel you can subscribe already if you want to enter so you know the materials I'm using is prismacolor colored pencils and short back ad color markers that's all we're going to need today really I already have my color swatches ready for the first pattern which is the herringbone I take a marker in blue glow and a color pencil in true blue that's all I need first I do the background in marker it's okay to not reach the edges it's going to bleed a little bit anyways so you don't want to go and seal the lines that's my background then I switch to a color pencil and I'm going to mark very lightly my construction lines because I need them to draw the herringbones in a minute not too spaced then I start drawing and here I make kind of a 45° angle using my construction line tied close to each other and the next part they have too much next one we're going to do a gingham pattern so it's squares in squares I'm using aqua blue green and mo green three markers I don't need color pencils here is important that the three colors are from pier to dock three different colors in the same color family so to say first edit down the color of the background in a darker color I'm going to start building the pattern so here in gingham I want quite large stripes so to say it should look like squares as much as possible okay now we have marker on marker its uses bleeding so we need to wait two minutes before we put the third layer of marker onto it here after two minutes you see the contrast between the two colors is not so much anymore and a darker shade on top of the other one has bled quite a lot so you don't want to have your clear squares getting too small at the end that's why you leave a lot of space while you're coloring in the middle color now gingham is a woven pattern so I have threads going horizontally and thread going vertically building this shape that's why where I have threads crossing I want to shade that's why I'm using em all green on top of the rest and here I go where the intersections are it looks like a lot of contrast but it's not it's gonna temper itself eventually while drying voila next one the plaid pattern here I'm using Salman for the background life red for the pattern and then I'm going to go in with crimson red in pencil and with a brown Tuscan red dark red in pencil let's go for the plaid I start with a background in Salman now I go in as if I was doing a gingham but I leave more space in between the dark red lines now we wait two minutes for it to dry a little bit now since in Sublette the pattern is going to get more complex and more precise here I'm adding a thread of another color I'm taking red because I want to tone on tone plaid but you could as well take a completely different color you could take yellow you could take blue it really doesn't matter it's close to the dark red zones if you want it to be a regular plaid like that and you also of course need to do the other side I'm bringing in some shadow where the thread crosses another thread so on all the intersection look at that there are a ton of them and this squares well you can go a little faster on the small intersections but you need to take all of them for the pattern to look realistic get the idea now let's fast forward voila here you could be a lot more precise with the pencil you could make it more geometric but hand-drawn I feel it has a nice feeling to it and the most important thing is the only thing that matters is that people understand that it's a plate and I think here we do so it's okay last but not least now we're doing the tween the famous Chanel fabric this is a four week fabric so we need a lot of things banana for the background orange pencil on top of it and then highlight in Solman in matzo which is a nice warm brown first as usual I'm going to lay down the background color in banana but here I'm not doing a solid color I'm already starting to weave it so I take my pen in a way that allows me to make really fine strokes and I leave space because it's bleeding bleeding bleeding that's one side of my weave then the other one I should definitely have white spaces in between because they're going to get smaller anyways and I want to be quite regular in the drawing because a weed is a very geometric thing okay here again we have to wait a little bit for the marker to dry then I'm going to make the four-way weave officially they should be exactly on the crossings of the others and officially it's just about giving the impression so I'm fine the way I do it and the other way voila the fabric overall should look complex you have weave here here here and here then tweed always has contrasted bits looking through the fabric so to say they always should be in a contrasted color they should not be irregular because they're really just popping out if you have seen a tweed fabric then you know what I mean so I'm just randomly allocating them sometimes clothes are sometimes not sometimes smaller sometimes wider it should never be regular and because tweed has different threads different colors at least three and I'm adding another color which is also contrasted but I feel looks good with the rest side so feminine to it today something like that you stop whenever you feel good not for it can be too much so I'm going to stop here so those patterns are all woven if you're interested in me showing you also knitted patterns let me know with the comment and like this video and I'm happy to do so that's it I hope you liked it if you did give this video a thumb up spread the word if you know people who would like to learn how to show fashion as well subscribe to my channel if you haven't done so already and let me know in the comments below what you would like to learn to draw next I'm happy to help on my channel you will find further tutorials the first one is a playlist fashion drawing for beginners I called it about how to draw the fashion video from all the sides and here is another playlist also on my channel about drawing fashion in role where I use color pencils markers etc I upload videos every Sunday so I'll see you in a week on Sunday for a new video until then take care and be creative bye bye


  1. Gillian Walton

    Although I am not doing fashion drawing I found this really useful for my life drawing (people wear clothes LOL).   Are you able to do a tutorial on how to render lace and also embroidery  that looks realistic please?

  2. Moe-Moe Fashion Design

    Thank alot, i got more information from your channel, you can share n subcribe my youtube channel moemoe fashion to get more new design fashion for me

  3. claudia rhooms

    Hi justine good day I've been watching your tutorial found them to be very informative I'm learning a lot you have widening my knowledge of fashion. Can you answer this question .I need to know the three characteristics of an appropriate fabric used in garment construction. Three task that is perform by a fashion designer. What is a Marker specifications thank keep doing more I'll be watching God bless

  4. live your dreams with creativity

    I am only 12… But I want to become a fashion designer like u. U r my inspiration.. I see ur videos to learn fashion designing… I am a good artist if u want to see my paintings watch my channel in utube type Anshika banish.. I try to make dresses..

  5. 09priyam

    Hi. All your videos are really helpful. Thank You for that. And also I would like to know which markers are you using for rendering. I am a beginner at illustrations, want to start with good reasonable set of markers. Suggest some if you can. Thanks

  6. Christina T.

    great video. that herringbone looks 3D from my view. I used to draw females in long dresses when I was a child. I could have appreciated more art classes as a young person. they were always my fav. also made apple print kitchen curtains. the utensil being from an apple cut in half then dipped in paint. lol so much fun. thank you for bringing education, insight into your world of art and fashion. ;).

  7. Aifa Mohamad

    Hi Justine, I'm Aifa from Malaysia, I really enjoy learning about fashion from your channel. Will you kindly consider doing an episode on material selection for a collection, pros and cons of each material e.g. cotton, polyester, viscose, mix, etc.

  8. Vishruti Srivastava

    How can thank you for existing in this world? you're a gem! so glad I found your channel… Thank you for sharing the immense knowledge that you have with us! ♥

  9. Crushi! Official Channel of Music, Art and Weird

    invaluable education is being given for anyone interested in fashion by Justine Leconte Official Clothing Designer. What a joy to see and learn from her lectures. Absolutely amazing. Thank you Justine! You are doing a lot of people a great service. Thank you! I really enjoy your shows and information. Thank you!

  10. Diana Antonosyan

    Hello Justine
    Thank you for all your tricks in fashion.
    Could you please help me. I want to do handmade 3D embroidery. Which fabric I have to choose to make sure that the edges won't run after the cut witout the hem.
    Thank you

  11. Nirmiti Pimpalkhare

    Heya these videos are so helpful thanks a lot for making such videos and teaching so much about fashion in a really quick way❤ thanks Justine


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