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