No. 1 Often I will find something that gives me an idea for the finished drawing. In this case it was this funny hat seen in the Net-a-Porter website.
No.2 I draw a rough idea, and at this stage have no pre-conception of how to go forward with the colour or design until I start.
|Initial rough design for one of Lee Bender's fashion illustrations|
No.3 In this case I decided to use only pens (I usually also work in watercolour) as I thought that an "in your face look" was more appropriate for this illustration. As you see it came out in red, and I thought that Turquoise sunglasses would make it look better than matching red! Striping the hat instead of copying the photo I thought would make it stand out more!
|Finished fashion illustration by Lee Bender|