Monday, 21 October 2013

Fashion: Illustration Masterclass with Megan Hess

I love art and fashion, so to meet the talented Megan Hess (below and who I am ashamed to say I had never realised was responsible for so many illustrations in fashion campaigns such as Chanel, Dior and Tiffany & Co) at a Hardie Grant-sponsored workshop* at Drink, Shop, Do was brilliant!

We had an hour to come up with our own creations using the blank croquis she had created. 

The top tips I took away from the illustration masterclass were:
  • Don't let your clothes cling too close to the croquis especially at the waist - to make it look more realistic
  • Let the clothes flow
  • Enjoy the flourishes and the frills
  • Think about where the light is shining from
  • Take in the creases along the garment
Megan herself is a very elegant lady and I was fortunate enough to take a pic with her.

Her book Fashion House is out now.