Fashion Illustration

Learn to create contemporary fashion illustration inspired by legendary fashion icons and develop your digital drawing skills

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Saturday, 7 October 2023

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Digital Studio, Learning Centre

  • Tickets cost £80.00 - £100.00

    All materials provided.

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Divas are renowned for show-stopping and unapologetic on-stage style. From Marlene Dietrich to Elton John to Beyonce, the Diva builds their persona with the help of one-of-a-kind outfits. In this workshop, you will take a journey through decades of celebrity style, visually piecing together what made each fashion era unique, finally taking away a stunning digital fashion illustration.

Begin with an introduction to drawing the fashion figure and capturing the essence of a model, pose, or outfit. Next, practical exercises will familiarise you with figure drawing and depicting fabric movement and texture. Finally, with a celebrity muse in mind, you will illustrate a bespoke design and digitise your sketches using the Procreate app. The session will simplify the fashion sketch while equipping participants with techniques to develop their own style and approach.

  • Tickets includes admission to the DIVA exhibition to be used on the day of the workshop
  • This workshop includes sketching by hand as well as using iPads
  • All materials including iPads, Apple Pencils and the illustration application Procreate are provided
  • Suitable for beginners and limited to 16 attendees
  • Attendees must be 18+
  • Additional date due to popular demand: 18 November 2023

    Workshop led by Yéga: 

    YÉGA is a British-Nigerian fashion artist whose client list includes British Vogue, Vogue Arabia, Maison Ladurée, Boghossian, Fashion Trust Arabia, Jennifer Chamandi London and The Dubai Mall.

    Her blended cultural heritage greatly influences her eclectic style, often featuring intricate line work, patterns, bold colour palettes and her favourite subject- the human figure. Working predominantly with fine liner pens and digital colour, she also frequently experiments with watercolours, markers and acrylic paint.

    In 2020, YEGA founded Fashion Illustration Africa to encourage knowledge sharing between Western and African illustrators. She also co-founded iLLUSTRA8, an NYC-based talent management agency representing multidisciplinary illustrators from Africa, India and the Middle East.

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    Header image: YÉGA