Couture Tangles Class

When I started creating Couture Tangles I was sitting on the couch watching the Oscars. This was many years ago and during the Zentangle craze. I shared a couple of my drawings on Pinterest and then forgot about it. I was contacted a couple years later by an editor with Walter Foster and asked if I would contribute to a Fashion Tangling book. It was such a wonderful experience and I was fortunate to have my art included in two of their books.

My Couture Tangles have changed a bit since their early conception. This time I’m mixing digital line art fashion illustration with painted watercolor marks.

I’ve had such a blast creating this class!!

Class Description

Combining the world of fashion with doodle art, Couture Tangles will take you on an imaginative, playful drawing journey mixing digital and analog to create fun and whimsical illustrations.

In this class I’ll break down each step of the illustration process into individual lessons then I’ll walk you through 3 projects so you’ll get a chance to see all the steps in action.

Lesson 1: I’ll share the basics Procreate functions we’ll be using in class

Lesson 2: How to find reference photos

Lesson 3: How to draw a fashion figure

Lesson 4: How to make and edit watercolor marks

Lesson 5: Practice doodle worksheets

Lesson 6: Project 1 Couture Tangle

Lesson 7: Project 2 Couture Tangle

Lesson 8: Project 3 Couture Tangle time-lapse

Lesson 9: Your project

I’ve also included three exclusive printable/downloadable worksheets that you can use in this class. You’ll be able to download them as images and insert them into Procreate to use as practice sheets where you can warm up, learn new doodles and play with Procreate Brushes. I’m also including a PDF version for those who would like to print the worksheets and practice on paper. There’s also a PNG file with bunch of watercolor marks you are free to use in your illustrations.

This class will be done almost entirely with the iPad and the Procreate app, however, you can follow along and create these illustrations 100% analog if you want.

Materials You Will Need

Here’s a general list of supplies you’ll need to complete this class’s assignment. I want to stress that the brand of paper and paints does not matter, so use whatever you have on hand.

  • Watercolor Paper (I’m using Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper -140 lb) 9″x12″
  • Watercolor Paints (Use whatever you have on hand. I’m using Jane Davenport Paints and Windsor Newton
  • Paint Brush – large and small (I’m using a large size 24, and Princeton size 6)
  • Jar of Fresh Water
  • Paper Towels
  • iPad
  • Apple Pencil
  • Procreate App

I’ve created a Pinterest Board with lots of reference photos, so feel free to jump over there to see all the beautiful photos.

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